We always hear about the obesity epidemic in America: It’s a major issue! People are dying! Fat people are evil! While it’s true that being overweight can lead to serious health problems, it is not true that being overweight automatically means being unhealthy.
Which explains the new “Fat Acceptance” movement that is spreading across the country. Activists and supporters of this movement are screaming from the rooftops that being fat is OK, and as long as people are making good choices to support a healthy lifestyle it should not matter what size pants they wear.
And I totally concur. I cannot tell you how sick I am of salads, fad diets and feeling guilty when I want a Potbelly Oreo Shake so badly I could punch . So, you know what? I’m joining this movement and I urge you to do the same. Stop kicking yourself for enjoying a hot dog at your football tailgate. Stop crying after a late night pizza binge.
Put down that carrot and join me in embracing ourselves, no matter what size we are. And what is the best way to do that? By enjoying some of life’s most delectable treats. Come on, it’s OK; fat is in!
Pumpkin Muffin from Dunkin Donuts
It’s the fall, so you have to have at least one. And trust me – it is totally worth it.
Like the real thing but bigger, softer and so much more delicious
Dairy Queen Blizzard (specifically, the Cheesequake)
OMG THESE THINGS ARE SO GOOD I COULD JUST DIE. No joke.
There is nothing better than fried potatoes smothered in cheese. Especially when you don’t care how fatty they are.
Beef: goooood. Cheese: Gooood. Bun: Gooood.
[Main photo courtesy of the NYTimes.]