How to Help Without Fat Shaming
If you feel your friend has gained weight and you are concerned about their health, please don’t fat shame them.
You don’t know what they’re going through and how they’re feeling so don’t add to their problem by insulting them.
You may be doing more harm than good.
A few things you can do to help someone without insulting them is you just need to be more considerate
Check in on them. Just like we’re seeing all over social media about mental health struggles ,we need to be more cautious with how we deal with people’s feelings. So, if you see your loved one has gained some weight recently just check up on them see how they are, show you care, and that they can talk to you.
Even encourage them to come out with you whether that is for a walk or for any other form of exercise. You’re helping that person not only physically, but mentally too.
Don’t start to make them feel pressured. If they do come out for a bit and next minute, they’ve gone silent don’t start making that person feel guilty for not doing something, just be patient with them.
Like I said, you never know what someone’s going through. People deal with things differently, it’s easy to tell someone to get over it or to just train daily because you can but unfortunately a lot of people don’t process that way.
If we want to help our loved ones’ we need to work with them, not dictating to them.
Trust The System!