Food Insecurities!!!! Ah! Yes, it’s a thing…a big thing.
I have usually always been the largest girl in my circle of friends.
And my friends, with a few exceptions, are super healthy. They don’t drink soda and they usually order things that are more on the healthy side. Veggies and Meat. Not much else.
So yea, being the fat friend and the one who is ordering fried everything with multiple sides of ranch didn’t always feel so great.
If I was skinny and ate that way it would almost be celebrated. I’ve heard people say to my really skinny friends comments like: “Where does all your food go?!” “I’d give anything to have your metabolism!” “I wish I could eat like that.”
If you’re a big girl, it’s almost like you’re judged for eating anything “bad.” Like you’re providing the evidence for why you’re large.
And then if you choose to eat a salad or something considered healthy people assume it’s because you’re trying to lose weight.
Being a big girl, you really can’t get away from being judged by what you eat. It was hard to live with. It made eating in front of certain people really difficult.
This is one reason my binging increased. I wouldn’t eat much in public but at home I would stuff my face, even after I was full. Home was safe and I didn’t feel judged.
Food insecurities aren’t just for plus size women.
I know if you’re a smaller girl, you probably get judged for what you eat as well.
I have a girlfriend who is very tiny naturally, extremely petite. She told me that people make comments to her like: “Wow, you should eat a cheeseburger!” or “You’re toooooo skinny. Eat something.” People assume she’s anorexic even.
That’s got to be just so hurtful.
And this is one reason why we ALL have to just dump the insecurities about we eat and what people think.
If someone is going to judge you for your plate, they need to find more important things to be concerned about. That’s on them and it’s most likely coming from their own insecurities.
Enjoy your food ladies!
If you want a donut. EAT THE DONUT!!!!
If you want a salad, eat the salad!!!
Your food choices have nothing to do with anyone else.
It’s about listening to your body and filling it with nutrition and enjoying what you eat.
LOVE WHAT YOU EAT GIRLS.
Life is too short to add insecurities into what we’re eating and what people perceive about it.