Has this ever happened to you? You’re sitting around having girls night out with your best girl friends when the topic of dieting comes up? Then one by one everybody chimes in on the perils of weight loss. Each person confesses their weight loss attempts. How much they need/want to lose. It’s almost like before someone else tells you that you should lose weight, you jump in and criticize yourself. Fat Talk is contagious. I’ve been there plenty of times. When the subject of weight loss comes up, almost every single lady, including myself, expresses their weight loss troubles. I’ve always been what most people would call thin, excluding the freshman 15 in college (yikes!), but I still feel like I need to lose 5 lbs. Always 5 lbs. I feel like I need to tell everyone that fact when the fat talk starts. I don’t know why that is either. But I do know that it doesn’t help and is self-defeating trait to talk about the negatives.
Special K conducted a recent survey that uncovered 62% of women feel compelled to engage in Fat Talk about themselves when they hear other women doing so – and 63% said they don’t try to stop or change the conversation. Why is that? Fat talk is so common, it’s become acceptable behavior! It’s also a barrier to managing or losing weight.
I run. When I run a long run, I’m positive. I think positive thoughts and I repeat positive mantras. It’s a proven running tactic that positive mantras improve your performance. I know this is part of the reason I was able to complete my first half marathon. Without those positive thoughts I couldn’t have done it. Imagine if I had thought this way instead:
This is awful.
When will this be over.
I can’t do this
I’ll never make it.
What if I’d had those thoughts instead of positive thoughts? Do you think I’d accomplished my goal?
No. I more than likely would have failed. It’s the same way with weight control, if you think you can’t you won’t. If you think you can, you will. Fat Talk weighs all women down. Negative comments women make about their bodies and others’ can be a barrier to weight management success.
Research shows 93% of womean engage in ‘fat talk’.
So what do you do?
I joined Special K and Tyra Banks to help spread the word and SHHHHut down Fat Talk! I want to encourage to to Think Positive and talk positively about themselves. We deserve to think and feel beautiful and good about ourselves whatever age, weight and size we are!
As a partner to women along their weight management journey, Special K offers many delicious and guilt-free products, including snack and breakfast options. These options also provide protein and fiber, both of which we need. They also offer great information here www.FightFatTalk.com. Also, to help women with their weight management journey this New Year, Special K encourages you to participate in the Special K Challenge, an easy, effective way for women to kick-start their weight-management plan in 2014.
For more information about the Special K Challenge, visit Special K to help SHHHHut down Fat Talk (#FightFatTalk).
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