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Fit Mom Maria Kang: ‘You can tell fat people are unhealthy’

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A while back, we featured a story about fit mom Maria Kang, who received a lot of social backlash after posting a picture with her slim and fit physique while asking the question: “What’s Your Excuse?”.

Here’s Part One of this story!

This week, Maria is in the middle of yet another controversy – this time, the fit mom got into an argument with Curvy Girl Inc, which is a lingerie line that posts unphotoshopped photos of their clients (who are size 12 plus) wearing the products. See their Facebook page here! Maria and Curvy Girl’s owner Chrystal Bougon had a filmed conversation on CNN, where Chrystal kept saying that her Facebook page does not allow fat or skinny shaming and she militated for body acceptance, while Maria insisted that the Curvy Girl photos “are not how real women look like or should look like” and that “a lot of people can just tell that a person is not healthy.” Check out the video and share your thoughts:

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HB
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Hmm. I agree, to an extent. Obviously you can lead a very active lifestyle and eat a healthful diet at the “right” number of calories and still be fat, and still be living a healthy lifestyle, have low cholesterol, be on target for heart read, etc! But I think “health” itself extends to more than that. There’s no question that in the LONG run, having a mid range body weight is better for your joints than being overweight. Not sure how this woman means it. She’s clearly in great shape, but maybe she should hold off on public statements for… Read more »
Alexanna Ben-Zvi
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Alexanna Ben-Zvi

Agreed. Also being too skinny is about as unhealthy as having too much meat on your bones.

Btw, I just wish that people would stop referring overweight women as “curvy”. Candice Swanepoel is curvy. Scarlett Johansson is curvy. It’s all about one’s waist-hip-(and b~~~~)-ratio. I have nothing against larger women, but most of them are NOT curvy: they’re just soft and wobbly and have no particular shape.

HB
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Agreed— you can be very large and curvy, or very thin and curvy. But I’m afraid the definition is just going to change, regardless of how incorrect the usage is when it refers to someone who’s overweight.

Too skinny is also unhealthy, but what if you’re naturally “too skinny,” but you eat enough calories and get plenty of nutrients? Then are you still too skinny, or just naturally very light?

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

there’s no naturally “too skinny”, you’re not TOO skinny if that weight is healthy for your body. Some people are naturally more thin than others AND healthy at that weight (while others might not be). If you’re healthy and eating healthily and still are very small, then there is nothing wrong with that.

HB
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Yeah, that’s sort of what I was getting at. I guess from an aesthetic, you can be, but health-wise, whatever’s natural is best! Although I do kind of think that even if you’re naturally super skinny, it’s still a little better to build some muscle, which goes for any body type, especially women, since it’s better for your bones as you age.

HazeL
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HazeL
I read all the comments before watching the video, and I see both sides to the argument. However, I would have to agree with “fitmum”, I think you can be overweight and healthy but not obese/morbidly obese and healthy. Allegedly (I say this as I have not read the original research paper) there has recently been a study that investigated people of different body weights who were physically active and ate well. They found that the participants with higher body weight were still more affected by high blood pressure, diabetes etc. than the participants who were within the ‘normal’ weight… Read more »
Mazoo
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Mazoo

No, obviously , if you eat the ‘right’ amount of calories you will not be fat, you would maintain your weight or lose weight if you had previously been consuming too many calories.
No-one defies the laws of physics and is magically fat from eating the correct amount of calories.

HB
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With the exception of a thyroid problem.
And I think it depends on the scale. You could have a high BMI, which is a flawed system.

Fabeuless
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Fabeuless

This ridiculous woman needs to stop projecting her GLARINGLY OBVIOUS insecurity onto everyone else. I too am a fit mom, but I know there are lots of “excuses” (perfectly valid reasons) why other women are not.

Sia
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I can understand people not being into the ‘gym junkie’ side to it, not everyone has time to work out everyday (though I personally do). But concerning diet I can’t see why incorporating more healthy foods into your diet is a bad thing or unreasonable.

Fabeuless
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Fabeuless

Of course it’s not unreasonable. The people objecting to this woman’s opinions are not saying that being unhealthy is totally awesome.

lizzilla
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lizzilla
The issues here are 1) Nobody asked her. She’s just inserting herself into this other woman’s business promotion for attention; 2) This woman is not a doctor, she doesn’t have bloodwork on these women she’s judging, she doesn’t actually know their lifestyle, she’s just acting like a mean child and trying to legitimize her bullying and self promotion by hiding behind “health concerns”; 3) let’s just say for the sake of argument that some of these women don’t make the healthiest choices. Does that mean they are supposed to hate the bodies they have? There are plenty of unhealthy people… Read more »
JN1976
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JN1976
Really…IMO the issues are: 1. Freedom of speech (she posted on her own page and left names out) 2. Manipulation of ones personal body image (it’s ok if you’re overweight and unhealthy cause I made you sexy lingerie and it’s only your opinion abt yourself that matters…is wrong and encourages women to buy into something that supports being unhealthy over body image instead of both) 3. You don’t have yo be a doctor to tell when someone is overweight. You need yo be a dr. To determine why they are overweight or what is causing weight gain, of which there… Read more »
JN1976
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JN1976
To the person that said not everyone has time to work out everyday…I say BS! People don’t want to work out everyday and look for excuses all the time and it’s a load of crap that I can’t stand. You don’t gave to workout everyday to be healthy but you know what most of us in 1st and 2nd world countries do absolutely have time every day to workout… How many mins or hrs a day do you watch tv?right Text? Right Surf the net? Right See I live good life but am not rich, nor have a cook or… Read more »
mel
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No there are actually some people whp don’t have time. I wake up at 5, leave at 6, drive 1 1/2 hours to my university with the train, have university until 6, have to study every day at least an hour, have everyday groupwork with 3 different big group works i have to do and I am home at about 10 pm again. Then I am exhausted, pack my stuff, do my laundry or stuff like that and go to bed to get 6 hours of sleep. I only surf the internet when I am in the train or something… Read more »
JN1976
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JN1976

Please know that I respect your choices but just being the other advocate I could say if exercise was more important to you you wld finding livîng arrangements closer to school, 3.0 hrs com uniting per day is a lot and must be exhausting never mind time consuming. I expect that might not be an option and thus I feel for you and your busy life. Best

lila
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lila
I see your point and studying myself, I know it’s tougher work than people expect. My parents etc always tell me “It’s not like you’re tied to your desk at an office all day”. True, but I’ve got a workload of MIN. 50 hours per week. BUT, biiiig BUT: I don’t go to a gym, I can’t afford it. I also don’t have the time to go running for an hour or so. What I do have time for are little exercises in between. Literally: While I’m cooking, I’ll have around 10-15 min. waiting for my food to get ready.… Read more »
Catherine
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Catherine

This. I was just about to say that you don’t need long exercise sessions to still get some benefits, but you beat me to it!

10 minutes of pushups, sit-ups, lunges, and some weight-lifting is perfectly doable for everyone able-bodied, I’m pretty sure.
But it’s also not about exercise sessions, but about not sitting too long. At least every hour people should take a 5 minute break to walk around. There are also standing desks and treadmill desks. It CAN be done, but it does require motivation.

joie @ bodyimagehope blog
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joie @ bodyimagehope blog

that’s how I fit my workout in!

joie @ bodyimagehope blog
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joie @ bodyimagehope blog

I’m that busy too. But I can find time at the office to drop and do ten pushups here, a couple situps there. Sure, my coworkers think i’m nuts, but it’s getting me healthy and giving me the time i “don’t” have to workout.

lila
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lila
100% agree and I honestly don’t know why someone would downrate this comment! ANYONE on this website claiming they dont have time to work are simply not honest. Of course you’ve got the time, it’s about priorities. Having the time to sit on your computer & comment on other persons’ bodies, but not enough time to work on your own? BULLS***! And about eating: It’s not about living of celery and water, it’s about having a balanced diet. I’m a full-time student at university, but I CHOOSE not to eat junk food all day, but rather to make the time… Read more »
Catherine
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Catherine
OK, as someone who has not really exercised for a long time due to health reasons, I wanted to discuss the psychological blocks I ended up with regarding exercise. First of all, I did continue walking everyday and making sure not to sit too long, as well as eating healthy, I just couldn’t manage any type of intense exercise, initially for health reasons, and then because I had completely lost the habit of exercising. The major thing with me is that I no longer saw myself as a fit active individual. That just wasn’t in my self-concept anymore. Eating healthy… Read more »
lila
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lila
I totally agree and I honestly find it admiring that you obviously have these issues but decide to deal with and talk about them! You seem to have come to a point where you know yourself and what’s good for you (and forcing yourself to go to a gym is not healthy for your mental well-being) and you work with that. I believe that’s much better than beating oneself up over some exercise routine that apparently is the “right” one 🙂 I didn’t mean to come off as rude or dismiss the possibility that there are reasons for people not… Read more »
Catherine
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Catherine

No worries, you weren’t rude! Just, due to personal experiences, I wonder about why many people don’t make exercise a priority, and if they have similar psychological blocks . . it does help to be honest about it, though.

JN1976
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JN1976
I too appreciate your comments and your candor with which you outline your obstacles which are related to the fun factor in your motivation for exercise. I too years agoago got really sick of gym, to me it just got stale.I ended up getting a hunting dog which required 2 hours of walking today I did one hour my boyfriend at the time to the other hour and thus outdoor exercise became not just a must-have but it also became fun…like really fun and empowering and so much more from the fresh air to the connection to nature and all… Read more »
Catherine
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Catherine
Haha thanks! Totally agree on the outdoor exercise and experiencing nature thing. I also no longer care if smthg is too cheesy for other ppl; if it works for me then I will keep doing it. And yes, I’ve read about the exercise and mental health connections, esp because I am an insomniac and my doctor said it’s an absolute must for improving my sleep and energy. Plus the outside light exposure is so much stronger than the indoor lighting, and that’s really important for mood and sleep as well. I’ve never seen wipeout, but my brother was just recently… Read more »
disqus_e5owUDo2KZ
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disqus_e5owUDo2KZ

I get a kick out of the assertion that anyone with a gym membership is unemployed & child-free. Plenty of regular gym-goers have both kids & full-time jobs.

ok then
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ok then

adrenaline and epinephrine are the same thing you nuffy

JN1976
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JN1976

“Nuffy”? Ok then…pls explain
And yes thank you, I meant endorphins…

lizzilla
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lizzilla
1) Freedom of speech is not freedom from judgment for making an a– out of yourself. This woman isn’t being prevented by a government entity from saying anything (that’s really all the first amendment entitles you to, and there are limitations/exceptions). Accordingly I’m also not being prevented by a government entity for saying that she is promoting herself at other people’s expense and generally being a jerk. 2) ” Manipulation of ones personal body image” This doesn’t even make sense. Literal manipulation would be photoshop (not the case here ). Figurative manipulation of image??? What/who is being manipulated here? It… Read more »
JN1976
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JN1976

Haha…clearly you’ve made a VERY valuable point that you are proud of. I continue to disagree with every point you have made.

Media can manipulate personal body image…that’s essentially what this whole discussion is abt, you know that right?

lizzilla
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lizzilla
Influence is probably a better word. Okay, so for the sake of argument there is a media fat acceptance revolution and suddenly people think that being fat is okay, it’s not something to beat yourself up over, and you can feel good about your body and be fat at the same time. This does not have to threaten a pro-healthy lifestyle agenda. It doesn’t even have to threaten a weight loss agenda. Why? Because self-hatred and shame shouldn’t be the only motivation to get healthy. Often people who focus too much on weight loss vs overall health end up resorting… Read more »
JN1976
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JN1976
what fat acceptance revolution are you referring to? I’m very interested in media & society and just sociology in general. I actually see acceptance of differences we can’t control such as accepting gays and lesbians such as accepting individuals with special needs and things like this I do not see people accepting fat people more I’m sorry to use the term that way what I see is that we have more obese people & more obese people are going to accept their group because it’s part of their group what I also see is a major change occurring in the… Read more »
Erin
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Erin

” Unsolicited concern from strangers based on superficial and uninformed judgments based on appearance is not helpful to anyone.” WOMP THERE IT IS

A
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If you are going to argue for freedom of speech then I’m going to pose the question: what about freedom to be overweight? at the end of the day i don’t care if people are overweight, or smoke, or drink, because guess what? its their body and they can do whatever they please. overweight people are aware that they do not fit society’s ideal or definition of beauty, i don’t see when she should feel threatened or defensive about people trying to feel good about themselves. at the end of the day it is none of her business,

JN1976
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JN1976
I agree personal lifestyle choice is a freedom which we all have the right to. The difficulty is that this woman is selling lingerie and is making a profit that’s the issue of concern if she was a skinny woman rather a healthy woman selling lingerie to obese women with essentially the same messageof love your obese body that’s the only thing that matters and buy my lingerie I think you all would have a really big problem with it in a different way so I hope you understand that I’m not saying that people don’t have the right and… Read more »
HB
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I only point this out because it’s a pet peeve of mine– Freedom of Speech protects you from being punished BY THE GOVERNMENT for saying or writing something, not by all the people around you, who are free to react as they please.

JN1976
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JN1976

Yes and it also relates to people’s freedom to voice their opinion in the larger societal view…I.e. My black friend voicing his opinion amongst our group of friends that he can use the ‘N’ word and not us. And us saying, it’s not cool in our opinion either way so please avoid using it to or around us. There are places and times in the world where govt or not that would not have been a likely conversation bc of a lack of societal freedom of speech.

Lau
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For being a child behaviour specialist you sure are close minded. I mean, I agree everyone needs some activity (no need for exercise, just being active, exercise is the next level), children and adults, but you just aren’t that bright and I can see you being a bully yourself at school and then you become a child behaviour specialist? People like you make therapists have a bad reputation (at least in my country).

HB
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That is absurd.

joie @ body imagehope blog
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joie @ body imagehope blog

what about overweight women who are trying to get healthy? I’m 160 pounds and quite short, and I’m trying to get healthy. I gained a s— ton of weight because of a medication. I’m slowly losing the weight. But until I do, I still feel like I deserve to wear nice clothes. It shouldn’t be a punishment.

JN1976
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JN1976
Everyone deserves to wear clothing of their own personal choice and preference. It’s really starting to frustrate and disappoint me how easily people are getting away from the real issue…promoting misinfôrmation for monetary gain…that’s the issue I have and only have….and if it was someone selling esp underweight women lingerie with the same ideas of “love yourself the way you are, it’s only your opinion that matters”…bc you buy my product that I sell to the of this particular group…THATS WRONG!!! That’s the same issue I’m having here…it’s the same issue as my apology with the cancerous mole Holy crap… Read more »
disqus_e5owUDo2KZ
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disqus_e5owUDo2KZ

Bullying is about an imbalance of power – it isn’t a word to use just when you think someone’s being rude.

JN1976
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JN1976
Thx…being called a bully really offended me I had my head stuck in the sand like an ostrich for so long…easily influences by the media, men, my peers and it was really empowering to educate myself to being the healthiest I can be I’m trying to share that info and sometimes you can’t tread gently but have to shake people up a bit to understand a point…don’t deny being your best healthiest self bc you accept misinformation, manipulation or lack interest and access in info to make changes to feel and be your healthiest…it’s not easy to make changes…esp for… Read more »
disqus_e5owUDo2KZ
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disqus_e5owUDo2KZ

So do home workouts.

G
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I completely agree with Maria. I don’t understand why all these women who are trying to promote a healthy lifestyle are being attacked for ‘fat shaming’. I see her message as encouraging women to be active and eat healthy. Everyone is beautiful and I respect anyone who in confident in their body. But being on the verge of obesity is not healthy and shouldn’t be praised.

It reminds me of how everyone attacked Loni Jane for eating just fruit and veggies…

HW
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Off topic here, but I get why Loni Jane was attacked. Sure, it works for her but a lot of people think that if they copy someone they will achieve the same results. Also, I am sure there are myriad young people and maybe even children who read things like that and think “huh, she’s pretty and skinny, i will just copy her too!” without getting any go aheads from doctors and making themselves seriously ill in the process 🙁 i feel bad that LJ got attacked (that lifestyle obviously works well for her) but I can understand why it… Read more »
G
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after reading the article about Loni I looked into 80:10:10 and I began without consulting a doctor. I was at risk of type 2 diabetes and now I’m not! I am slowly loosing weight and feel amazing. I respect that some people do not think it is for them and I don’t push my new beliefs on anyone. I think the big issue would be people not eating enough when you start because you definitely do need to eat more since fruit and veg goes right through you. But I am just speaking from personal experience.

HW
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That is great for you, but only because it worked. What if some people read up on it, and then have horrible side effects such as liver failure from over consumption of fructose? Like i said, I don’t really care that she does 80:10:10 and people can do whatever they want, but I do understand why there was a backlash. People think they will have the same results and although that is true for some, it isn’t for others. If this were a perfect world, Loni Jane would not have gotten the backlash because people would realise not everyone reacts… Read more »
G
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I don’t agree that fruit and vegetables are going to cause liver failure and ‘over fructose consumption’. It’s like how people ask how I get protein… I believe it can work for everyone psychically but they have to be in the right mindset and know it’s what they want. That’s why I don’t pressure people because it’s a personal choice. I got to a point I knew I couldn’t keep eating meat, dairy and junk food, it was making me sick. Your body does go through a detox stage, which is hard and everyone experiences different symptoms but you’ve got… Read more »
HW
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I admit it was a pretty ridiculous example, and it was more just to make the point that complications can arise (from fruit consumption, not vegetable consumption).

I agree though with your argument that as long as you do it properly then you can be successful. As with any lifestyle really, unless you are just unlucky and have to stick to a certain lifestyle (like a lactose intolerant or celiac for example). 🙂

Sara
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Sara

I personally believe that batteling body acceptance must come first and then once you love your body (or yourself in general) then you will be able to make small changes towards a healthy lifestyle.

I definately think fit mom is fat shamming which doesn’t help anybody except to promote herself.

SN

lc
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Well, this is sure going to set about half this site off lol.

Emily
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Emily
I think a lot of this lady’s frustration towards people who are overweight comes from extreme control issues and insecurities in her own life. However I also think that it is a shame that skinny/”fit” people feel the need to pit themselves against “curvy” women because they themselves feel under attack. There is plenty of “skinny shaming” that goes on in our culture as well. If we all stopped bothering to speculate about the health of various women and various sizes maybe there wouldn’t be this stark battle between women on either side of the spectrum. That being said I… Read more »
JN1976
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JN1976
If they were just curvy….i.e. Beyoncé, Vergara I don’t think shy of this would occurred. Those who comment like this are clearly missing the point, IMO. I am a fit person and feel the need to comment the way I have to SUPPORT human beings engaging in healthy behaviour from an accurate understanding of health as well as body image. I don’t feel attacked tho I am skinny-fit…in fact I feel awfully that people say so often to me “omg you actually eat….avocado, it’s so fattening” or other such things bc I’m petite and fit. I don’t feel the need… Read more »
JN1976
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JN1976

Any…not “shy” in the first line (damn autocorrect)

Jello
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Jello

That mole argument is a pretty great example. I’m going to steal that.

kia
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I understand that obesity should not be welcomed, but I think it is already a so limiting and uncomfortable condition/addition that there is no need of someone teach lessons to this people. what you don’t understand, from my point of view, is that when you hate your body or totally disapprove it, you are hating and disapproving mainly yourself, because unfortunately the body is still the home of our identity. and when you hate something, you destroy it. that’s the circle that overweight people who would like to loose weight find hard to change. making ovrweight or obese people realize… Read more »
kia
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I watched the video now cause it was not avaiable before, I was knowing of her by the picture only. what she says in the video is not wrong, the image above is still annoying

megs362
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megs362
Thanks Kia, your reply really resonated with me. I have never been overweight, but I have a number of friends who are and all I can feel for them is compassion. They have such a hard time out there in the cruel world, and I can’t believe anyone would want to make them feel worse. They already KNOW that their bodies are ‘wrong’, they do NOT need telling. That they’re still battling with the weight despite this tells us not that they need to made to feel less about themselves, but that they need to be supported and uplifted into… Read more »
EmmMD
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EmmMD
First of all fit mom used to have a serious bulimia issue. I’m sorry but I have real issue your quote” there is no body acceptance that is healthy if you are obese are are ok with it,” Im a physician who specializes in adolescent health and works in an eating disorder clinic in a major Canadian hospital. One of the number 1 causes of the multitude of disorders I deal with is lack of acceptance over oneself and more importantly ones body. Being too far reaching on either end of the spectrum is not healthy in terms of anorexia/obesity.… Read more »
EmmMD
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EmmMD

Sorry I should correct myself…she didn’t used to she does…she has bulimia. It is something that she probably thinks about as many of my patients do. She has been able to recognize and overcome those behaviors.

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

I agree with you, and I agree that women of all sizes should love their bodies and deserve cute clothes/undies etc. I think what puts me off is using extremely plus sized models. Like, it’s a problem for many if we use girls who are “unhealthily” skinny because this glorifies/promotes a body type that would be unhealthy for most people. Shouldn’t the same be said for extremely overweight models? Not that these bodies should be shamed or looked down upon, but neither end of the spectrum is healthy to aspire to or glorify all over the media.

JN1976
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JN1976
I think that you’re misunderstanding what I’m trying to put out there I worked and have friends that have eating disorders including very young children teenagers and adults I couldn’t agree more that the importance of motivating someone to accept themselves in order to make healthy changes is an absolute priority and in no way at all was I saying to shame these people. My point rather is in educatingthem about health so that they understand when they look in the mirror when they are morbidly obese that it’s not okay to be morbidly obese but that to except themselves… Read more »
Emily
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Emily
I think that all of us just have so many issues to sort through that weight is definitely a symptom, not just of a physical problem but often a problem that is emotional, mental, etc. Also, it is crazy to me (I am a teacher) the kinds of food that parents pack in their children’s lunches. I work at a relatively high end preschool and it is shocking how few parents pack their child anything even close to a well balanced lunch. It is sad to me how little we, as a collective country, really know about fitness and nutrition.… Read more »
annabanana
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EXACTLY. If you are concerned about obesity, you should be mad at the corporations who produce and market nutritionally empty foods and promote them as the norm. You should be mad at the government for subsidizing overproduction of crops such as wheat and corn, and then supporting turning the excess into processed junk food. You should be mad at the educational system for providing health classes only about sex ed, and not about nutrition. You should feel mad every time you see non-food advertised on a billboard or in a commercial. You should NOT be mad at the people who… Read more »
MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

100% agree annabanana

clea
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clea

You win the internet for this comment.

Emily
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Emily
I 100% agree that it is unhealthy to be obese, but I do not agree at all about policing other people’s bodies or choices from an online platform. I don’t find a website that sells lingerie for obese women any more “wrong” than a store that sells cigarettes or p—ography or anything else that, in my opinion, contributes to the decline of one’s physical or emotional health. We have the freedom to make the choices we do and to say the things we want to say but to say that she is doing this out of concern for other people’s… Read more »
clea
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clea
This woman is insufferable. EVEN if you believe health is important, EVEN if you believe it’s better to work out regularly and eat clean, EVEN if you believe it is ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE to be overweight and healthy, why is anyone’s health and/or fitness and/or physical appearance ANY of your business? Yes, she’s in the fitness business, but she can do that without criticizing people who are doing things differently than she is. I just don’t get it…do people think women and people in general are such sheep that hearing ANYTHING positive from/about a fat person is going to convince us… Read more »
iana
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iana
When I was watching that I was guessing that Fit Mom just has to be from LA. Yep, go figure. My problem with her is not only her snotty attitude but that she’s basically telling other people what to do with their own lives. If someone makes choices that lead them to be unhealthy or less healthy than someone else, why does she care so much? It smacks of her just wanting to be controversial to get attention to her brand/image. It also puts way to much emphasis on the physical. How unreasonable would it be if I said something… Read more »
brebre
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brebre
You do realize she is from Sacramento and not LA right? LA is in Southern California and Sacramento is in Northern California about 8 hours away. These two women are actually located closer to each other than they are LA. I completely agree people should mind their own business regarding another person’s weight. It is between them and their doctor to determine where they are in terms of their health. I’m not sure what exactly Maria’s intentions are but there is obviously an obesity epidemic taking place in America and doesn’t show signs of slowing down – and that is… Read more »
iana
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iana
I have to disagree with you: I think my college degree analogy IS a very relative comparison, especially to your argument of healthy people having to pay for the care of the unhealthy. It’s a proven fact that the majority of people receiving government assistance (ie. food stamps, housing, etc) have a high school degree or lower. It’s the wealthier (and usually better educated) people who have to pay higher taxes to support these welfare programs. At least theoretically, the unfair way the tax system charges the truly wealthy 1% is a whole discussion of itself. So by the same… Read more »
brebre
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brebre

Now that you have explained your point I would have to agree with you – that does make a lot of sense. I will however make a point regarding welfare; there are lot of people that abuse the system and I’m not sure if the same will be able to be said regarding people’s health. But I do agree; it’s nobody’s business what size or weight people are, it’s ultimately up to them and the lifestyle they wish to live.

girl21
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girl21
I was getting all angry at fit mom until I went on the curvy girl site. I myself am thin (BMI 18 to 18.5) but I believe that just as someone who has a slightly underweight bmi of 17 is not neccessarily unhealthy, the same goes for someone with a bmi of 26 or so. However, some of these women on this page are just so big. That amount of weight is just unhealthy and because it is unhealthy it is unattractive by default. I also find skinny women with a bmi of 15 unattractive because it is unhealthy. These… Read more »
DancingBarefoot88
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DancingBarefoot88
This woman makes me sick. I tried to look for the best of intentions with her initial “What’s your excuse?” controversy. I truly assumed she was simply trying to give an extra push of motivation to people who need it. After all, for those of us whose job isn’t in the fitness industry, we have work, possibly school, family obligations, etc. to plan our work-outs around. We all have time to be active at some point in the day even if it’s a quick 15 minute work-out at the beginning or end of the day. It’s healthy for the body… Read more »
Ajla R
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Ajla R

I totally agree that people should live a healthy life blah blah, but this woman truly annoys me. I’m a recovered anorexic and recovering (almost there!) bulimic and it annoys me when people think they’re superior and when they think that they have all the rights to bash everyone, if they have a killer body themselves.
The fact that I don’t have a six pack and 5% body fat doesn’t make me less awesome! 😀 so Maria Kang, mind your own business.

Erica
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Well, there are going to be people coming down on both sides of this argument. I think she’s being unfair and judgemental. With some people, yes, you can tell they are unhealthy by looking at them – but not just fat people. Sometimes slim/average people can look unhealthy because their skin and hair looks dull or they don’t carry themselves very robustly. I mean – of course you can make assumptions about someone’s health from their appearance – whatever their size. But she’s not talking about that – she’s talking about making a blank judgement that anyone over a certain… Read more »
Simona
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Simona

“she’s talking about making a blank judgement that anyone over a certain size must be unhealthy and unfit and that is not right.”

People over a certain size are unhealthy. It’s called obesity. It’s a disease. But that unfortunately doesn’t mean they can get healthy by eating veggies or exercising though.

Erica
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I was referring to her comments about the size 12+ site – I don’t think it’s right to say everyone who is a size 12 is clinically obese/unhealthy. Of course, when people are clinically obese they are not healthy – but just because you can see their health problem, doesn’t make it okay to shame them for it. Smokers are unlikely to be healthy either, even though they might look it and there have been many bulimic or anorexic models and celebs that were clearly not healthy, but looked it. People with depression or anxiety issues are not healthy either,… Read more »
Simona
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Simona

I didn’t hear her say that women size 12 are unhealthy, she said that the girls on the site are obese or nearly obese, so I think the women there are mostly bigger than 12. She said that there is a point where you can tell, it’s relative I guess.

I don’t agree with shaming I didn’t comment on that.

anonymous
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anonymous

“doesn’t make it okay to shame them for it.”

Says the same person who body shames women everyday because of the shape or size of their body. Shut up! you can’t just pick and choose which shapes/sizes get to be shamed and which ones don’t.

jess89
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jess89

I agree that people over a certain size are more likely to be unhealthy, but it is wrong to generalize and say that everyone over a certain size is unhealthy. I think we should take the “obesity=disease” idea with a grain of salt. Homosexuality (along with many other things) was once classified as a disease. Just because the medical community currently agrees on a certain classification for a condition, doesn’t mean it is universal fact.

Simona
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Simona

In this case it’s different cause people are actually dying of obesity so it can not not be a disease.

Veronique
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Veronique

People aren’t dying from obesity, though, they’re dying from complications due to obesity (heart disease, liver failure, type II diabetes, etc). Sorry to be nit-picky!

Simona
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Simona

No problem, but I hope you are not too trying to say that obesity is not a disease, cause things like equating homosexuality with obesity like jess89 did are beyond absurd to me.
Anyway, there are statistics about obesity and mortality so it is considered a cause even if it can lead to multiple complications.

nonymous
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nonymous
“She comes across as smug and superior – and that really turns me off!” You have to be kidding me right? You are the most smug of superior person I have ever come across in my life. You come to this site everyday and turn your nose up at bodies shapes that are different to your own. All you do is project your own insecurities on to others and then you have the nerve to call others “smug”?? You rave about how it’s only your body shape/size that is healthy and attractive and how other shapes/sizes are not. You body… Read more »
Lisa
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Lisa

She’s not wrong, but what’s it to her? If someone eats food you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole, or doesn’t exercise, or whatever it is that leads them to be overweight (barring the medical excuses), it’s not going in her body.

ayu
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I think Maria should first and foremost focus on how she will raise her kids to have healthy relationship with food and good self esteem without putting the emphasis ONLY on appearance. I hope they don’t develop eating disorders, it must be stressful to live with someone so controlling.

Dead_Sarah
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Dead_Sarah
I need some pop corn cus this thread will be EPIC! My thought, Maria is right. More and more people are obese that’s a fact. If a person is looking fat, I mean, real fat, not BS fat, the chances are that this person is unhealthy. So at some point, yes, you can tell just by looking at someone. The other girl is saying these overweight people will not suddenly open their eyes thanks to Maria. It’s in their interest that they will ha. In other words if Maria is being hateful just because she’s egocentric that’s terrible. I hope… Read more »
kia
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ahah that sounds exactely like an I’m not obese look at me campaign

lc
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“I need some pop corn cus this thread will be EPIC!”

My first thought when I saw this yesterday, and maaaan was I right!!!!!

Sidney
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Sidney
I think the part the other lady said about shaming people into thinness is fairly accurate. I’ve read several studies that would suggest people are most successful with changing their lifestyle into a healthier one in a supportive environment with peers. While the 12 + clothing line and the photos that go with it could be seen as promoting obesity, it can also be a beneficial aid to those who struggle with body image and shame and thus find it harder to change themselves. (of course there will always be those who either can’t /won’t be changed and those who… Read more »
MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn
Ok. My thoughts: if you aren’t someone’s doctor, you don’t know if they’re healthy or not. End of story. However, I do think people need to be aware of the models they use. Everyone has a problem with super skinny models because it promotes “unhealthy ideals”. Don’t super large models do the same thing? Neither extreme is healthy for most people. I’ve always been under the impression that models should be of all healthy weights, which ranges into slimmer and bigger territories. Not that people with very large bodies should be shamed, every body is beautiful, but we shouldn’t set… Read more »
Catherine
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Catherine
I agree generally with your statement about doctors, but its just struck me as funny, because I know many people who ended up on countless rounds within the medical community, going from doctor to doctor, unable to get a diagnosis . . ya. Doctors are definitely not some type of complete authority. I wish! I’m still undiagnosed after 6 years with extremely obvious symptoms, so I’m a bit LOL about this doctor thing . . . anyways, still agree generally that health is more complex than someone looks. After all, since I ‘look’ healthy when people glance at me, my… Read more »
MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

no i totally agree with that, doctors are not the complete end all perfect people. They often times do not know what’s going on or misdiagnose people. That isn’t what I was stating haha.

I was trying to say that unless you are being paid/have medical training (ie are someone’s doctor) you should not be making judgments on whether they are healthy or not… because there’s no way for you to know just by looking.

Erica
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The only way I would disagree with this is that no one aspires to be fat so having heavy models is not going to make tweens want to be heavier. But it could make them feel that if they are already too heavy there is nothing wrong with that – that’s not good either. I agree that commercial models should be in a certain weight range without extremes – but deciding exactly how big (or small) that range is would be difficult as many people have different ideas on where healthy ends and unhealthily-fat/thin begins… To me some women look… Read more »
MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

i would have doctors or something regularly check on models. i mean, i’m sure it would become corrupt, but something to keep in check that each individual model was healthy. there’s no great way to do it that i can think of but that’s at least a start. kind of like how restaurants have health inspections

Erica
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Yeah, that could work – it needs to be more than BMI based, that’s for sure.

obvi
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obvi

Im sort of confused because they kept calling her a “fitness expert” or “fitness guru”. Is she actually a fitness expert or is she just fit in her own life. I work out and eat well but that doesn’t make me a fitness expert.

mel
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One question: Does she have a job??? Or is her job being fit?? Because having children and being a successful manager is not an excuse??? seriously this woman is freakin shallow. she doesnt even do that to be healthy, u do not need to look like that just to be healthy…. hey maybe I’m even healthier then she is… she does it to look sexy…. to feel good in her skin…. so jup this woman is freakin shallow

Nicole
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Nicole

So you’re assuming why she works out? People work out for multiple reasons, not just to be healthy. Also, there’s nothing wrong with working out to feel good about yourself or to feel sexy.

mel
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but she only arguments with health reasons. IT’S totally fine to work out to feel sexy. But all she talks about is health…. so it doesnt add up 😉

Nicole
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Nicole

Yes because the women she’s commenting on are very overweight so it makes sense that health would be the topic of discussion.

I assume most people work out to look good. Maybe some do it strictly for health but with the world being so focused on looks, that seems to be what gets most people in the gym.

Nicole
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Nicole

Honestly, I feel they’re both valid but also both wrong. I saw the women on her site and a lot of them are huge. Not curvy, chubby, thick but HUGE. So to a certain extent, I believe you CAN judge health based on weight -again I say, to a certain extent-not always.

However, you can’t tell people how to live their lives. I can understand trying to promote the knowledge of health but it seems like she’s making it her mission to almost control other people and how they take care of their bodies.

Amanda
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Amanda

want to smack that “curvy girl” owner in the face. lol. shes so ignorant, or just plain dumb. for example…someone who is skinny in their arms and legs.. but has a huge belly, is a huge indicator of something very bad health-wise. and being overly obese is easy to see, and also is an indicator of not being healthy.

Chelsea
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Chelsea

I have skinny arms and legs and a huge belly… a huge indicator of being 31 weeks pregnant. Haha.

Lau
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I’m surprised no one finds this woman horrible for being so irresponsible to have one kid afterv another when it’s been warned and proven that is really bad for you. Horrible.

Nicole
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Nicole

Wouldn’t say it’s ‘horrible’. A lot of people actually have one child right after another. Sometimes it just happens.

Lau
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I know it does, I see it a lot, but it’s just irresponsible towards your body. It’s bad for your body and it can lead to a lot of health problems. I’d wait about a year between childern, that is also what is advised. But after seeing a woman like that, I would certainly listen to her ”advice” even less. That’s all.

Nicole
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Nicole

Obesity can lead to a lot of health problems, yet people are still obese. Smoking can also contribute to cancer. Just because something can lead to something doesn’t seem to be enough to stop people. Everyone seems to be irresponsible in some way.

Jennifer
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Jennifer
Unless you’re looking at someone who is clearly obese or clearly anorexic, you should never make assumptions on whether a person is healthy or not. I’m thin but I eat pretty poorly tbh, and my exercise routine is not what it could be. My sister on the other hand is big, but she eats clean (like mostly raw clean) and exercises a lot. But she has a slow thyroid and no matter what/how much medication she takes for it, she can’t get her weight to regulate. She is not unhealthy though. I can’t keep up with her on a hike,… Read more »
Catherine
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Catherine

Well, fruits and veg isn’t necessarily the most healthy diet. It all depends on what else is in the diet, and on what the particular person needs. Personally, I felt loads better when I ate more meat, despite the media’s attempt to set up a meat vs veg thing. Meat AND veg is the way to go.

Just wanted to bring this up because you mentioned your sister eats raw, and many raw dieters don’t get enough meat. Not a good idea when there are thyroid problems, since meat has nutrients important for thyroid health. Just a tip.

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

there’s no “clearly anorexic” that’s not a thing. Anorexics can have pretty much any body size imaginable. and not all super thin girls are anorexic

Alyona
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Alyona

Heres the thing though, I dont believe Curvy Girl Inc. is encouraging obesity or for one to be unhealthy, it seems more as though the purpose behind it is to accept and love yourself regardless of how you may look in the present. I dont see where Maria is getting this pro-obesity idea from… it seems far from that IMO. Plus yes, there are many reasons as to why someone may be overweight. Physical health reasons, mental health reasons, hormonal imbalances and so on. Maria comes across ignorant and this is coming from someone in shape/slim.

iana
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iana

I agree, health and other issues aside, obese women should have nice clothes just like everyone else does. What does Maria expect them to wear? A burlap sack until they lose weight? Dita Von Teese also has a nice line in large sizes.

Rita
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Rita

High school dame still continues after high school..

Rita
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Rita

high school drama*

lc
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Truth.

Lau
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Yep.

Guest
Leighton

Idk… who is she again??

Cm
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This is what happens when people are uneducated and ignorant, they spout nonsense. It doesn’t take a doctor to see somebody is fat, it just takes a working eye. We are programmed to see overweight people as unattravtive and there is a reason. It’s unhealthy! That is common sense, i just see a lot of excuses on this page.

iana
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iana
Well, obesity being unattractive is a matter of opinion. While I personally agree I know there’s a certain % of men out there who definitely prefer “big women”. I think that most of the arguments here against Maria have to do with her telling other people what to do. If someone chooses to do something unhealthy, it’s really none of Maria’s (or anyone else’s) business unless it directly involves them. Let’s say that someone has a dangerous job like is a police officer, or that they like to do extreme sports in their spare time. Is it fair to also… Read more »
can m
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can m

Thats not true, obesity costs the goverment money and it sets a bad example for society. When 66 percent of the country is overweight that DOES affect the society as a whole. And attractivness is no a matter of opinion, or beauty i should say. What men like is just so unimportmat.

iana
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iana

A lot of women here think Christina Hendricks is beautiful (myself included) and she’s either obese or close to it. Also you really can’t generalize what’s “a bad example for society”, noone can say that for someone else. What’s a perfect example of society for a religious fundamentalist will be very different than for a atheist liberal. It’s this diverse mix that makes the US so unique (and for better or worse)

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

… i don’t think christina hendricks is obese. overweight, maybe yeah. but i highly doubt she is actually medically obese

Lau
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If she is overweight it’s at the lower end.

kmoney
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kmoney
The more secure you are with yourself in all aspects, the less you care what anyone else chooses to do. When it comes down to it, people are people. Healthy, fat, skinny whatever you want to call someone..if your happy with what you got going on it is much less appealing to give a s— about what other people are choosing to do with their lives. That being said, I think this fit mom has insecurities, as we all do, and she find comfort in her “healthy” physique. And for one reason it another gets off on comparing and judging… Read more »
kmoney
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kmoney

Just BC someone is overweight and/or unhealthy doesn’t mean its productive to bash their appearance. They are just as much struggling with self-acceptance as the next person. We all have vices. Yours may not be food. The fittest looking people can have just as many unhealthy habits as the next whether it be mental or emotional whatever! Whatever whatever

Kat Lindsey
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Kat Lindsey
Honestly, I don’t you can tell to change someone’s unhealthy habits, no matter what, unless They truly want to change them, and even then you can help some and support them as mush as you can, but you can’t Force them to, because until they are mentally ready to change they’ll most likely go back to there unhealthy habits. And I agree a tiny bit about being able to tell when someone is unhealthy (From both sides of the spectrum) to a very slim extent, but you also can’t always tell when someone is healthy to a very slim extent.… Read more »
tequilla
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tequilla

fat thing aside, this chik is obviously very bored with herself, she should travel abroad, read more, and maybe stop judging people by looks and maybe she would meet some friend or something cause i cant imagine this girl has any girlfriends. or life, except of family one. she is too young to be this nagging hag..

Kay
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How do you pronounce Chrystal?

liam
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liam

being slim does not mean being healthy! she’s just really annoying, yes obesity is unhealthy and not attractive but why does she try to change others in such an aggressive way?

Rachel
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Rachel

This woman needs to keep her opinions about OTHER women’s bodies to herself. If you want to give tips about weight loss, workouts etc… go ahead. But give them to a general audience who chooses to visit her blog and is seeking that advice. She’s not a doctor.. she’s a fitness buff who has discovered what works for her- but what works for her may not work for everyone else. Every body is different.

jess89
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jess89

Whether or not these women are healthy is between them and their doctors, and has nothing to do with some smug, narcissistic woman on the Internet. Does she go up to smokers and tell them to stop smoking? Walk around the beach and tell people to stay out of the sun? Or does she only offer her unsolicited advice to fat people because she finds them physically and aesthetically repulsive?

Quis ut Deus
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Quis ut Deus

Maria Kang is just trolling for her 15 mins of fame.

As for fat = unhealthy, my beef is with people who pretend that size 8-12 models are obese piglets who are going to die of heart disease.

james haynes
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outside of health i’ve always wondered why fat people don’t lose the weight simply so they don’t have to drag it around with them all day, you see people around effectively carrying an adult on each shoulder 24/7 doesn’t it get tiring ?

Izzy
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Izzy

This lady just wants to show off her body, but on the other hand, I agree with her on that obesity shouldn’t be the norm. I really hate when I see obese children, because they don’t have a choice.

natalia
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natalia

Why is it that so many women get upset when someone bashes another person for being overweight, but it’s totally acceptable to bash people for being skinny? Why was Abercrombie wrong for not wanting to make sizes for larger women, but it’s totally acceptable for Lane Bryant to not make sizes for smaller women? I am skinny and have a hard time finding clothes that fit me in general and would love a store that only has size 00-6, but that will never happen in this country. Why is no one getting upset at Chrystal for discriminating against thinner women?

Sheri
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Sheri

I agree with Maria Kang here. Women come in all shapes and sizes and, as long as you are fit and healthy, it is important to feel confident no matter what size you are, but in my opinion the women on the Curvy Girl site just look overweight/obese and unhealthy.
I also think there is a huge differene between “curvy” and “fat”. I think a lot of the women on the Curvy Girl site look fat.

Gabriella
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Gabriella

I don’t get the hate. I’ll take fit mom over octo mom, tan mom, pageant mom and all these other “moms”…

kir
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Lol maria….get a life

L
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I usually just browse this website from time to time, but have never taken the time to comment on any of the posts. However, the past two posts regarding Maria’s comments are forcing me to take action. I admire her concern for her fitness and health and that of others, but she needs to realize that her comments flip flop more than a fish out of water. If you read through her blog (I visited her posts to try to gain her perspective on the issue), she is constantly trying to promote self-love and self-acceptance, but then goes on claiming… Read more »
annabanana
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I 100% agree. I often feel like people do not even see the system at work behind all of this. Is that due to education? awareness? critical thinking? exposure? I don’t know…

Emily
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Emily

Well said!

Hannah
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Hannah
It really depends. Like some people are thin because they restrict their eating whereas others are just naturally thin, bigger people may overeat or may have another reason. One of my friend’s has s—ids for her illness and she has gained a huge amount of weight even though her eating and exercise is the same. I do agree that people comment more on skinny people though. I’ve lost nearly a stone and am now a UK 6 and I’ve had more comments now than when I was bigger. Do people not realise that a customer telling me to ‘eat more… Read more »
SB
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Both women are coming from a caring place for sure, 1 to be healthy and take care of yourself and 2 to embrace who you are and be proud of the curves. I am sure they both mean well… but there are no balance in both arguments. 1 work out 6 days a week doing boot camp? Are in the army? Will your kids get birthday cakes or is it vanity? 2 Your priority is to love and except yourself, but when do you know ‘curvy’ is a replacement for obesity? I do hope both women find that it is… Read more »
Mia
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Ok, Maria Kang is annoying. She’s looking for attention, probably trying to land a reality show or something. With that said, many of those “curvy” girls who sent in pics are not curvy at all! If they are, we can’t tell. They are obese! Because they have so much extra fat, you cannot see any of their muscles or bone structure, which is what makes curves! Personally, as a curvy girl, it annoys me that women that big use that word to describe themselves. But that’s their choice :-/ And to think people were calling Kristen Stewart fat in that… Read more »
Erica
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I am heavy and curvy – which I think is possible up to a certain weight – but I agree that most of the girls on that site are not really ‘curvy’ in the classic sense. I also don’t agree with some models who are busty or simply a little softer than the norm being called curvy – it’s too widely applied, but I know I have a bit more of a nit-picky definition of it than most! Anyway, it definitely annoys me the way it has been hijacked by the fat acceptance movement – I don’t mind if a… Read more »
Mia
Guest

I agree! Even as a someone with a “curvy” body due to bone and muscle structure, when I gain too much weight my curves actually get drowned out by fat deposits making me appear less curvy and more blobby lol.

I’m not talking down to these girls, I just think that their bodies are too overrun with fat to tell if they are curvy or not. Many of them are just flat out big.

anonymous
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anonymous

mia, according to erica, having 35 inch waist at 5ft 5 is “curvy”

annabanana
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hahaha bountiful. that would be too funny. our whole society comes up with these stupid euphemisms for everything though… it used to be “retarded,” then “mentally handicapped,” now its “challenged” or something.. eventually each word gains a negative connotation because what it’s describing is negative to most people, and then it has to be trashed for a new one. like whats with everyone using “ethnic” to describe any non-white person? Do you even know what an ethnicity is? Look it up in a dictionary for christ’s sake, cause it sure as hell doesn’t mean “not white”. Just a pet peeve… Read more »
Erica
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You’re right – it’s funny the way words come into usage and then fade away because the negative connotations really can’t be covered by a nice word! I mean, fat is negative – that is how most people see it – so eventually whatever word is used to describe people who are fat is going to become negative. Being mentally challenged or physically disabled is also a negative thing to most, so words aren’t really going to change it – I guess if it makes people feel better to use a certain word for their situation or condition, then that’s… Read more »
anonymous
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anonymous

Erica, you are the kind of person who hijacked the word “curvy” according to you being 5f5 with a 35 inc waist is “healthy” and “curvy” as long as the rest of you is even wider. That is not the definition of “curvy” Do you really think any guy who choose a woman with a 35 inch waist over Adriana Lima or Kate Upton? you are so deluded.

anonymous
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anonymous
“I am heavy and curvy ” We only have your word for that. You are so full of yourself. You think that you have the right to say who is “curvy” and who isn’t. My guess is that you are aren’t. You seem to think Christina Hendricks is “curvy” and she isn’t, so your judement is way off. All you do is bad mouth women are aren’t the same as you. You have no right to say who can’t call them selves “curvy” and who can’t. You are a classic case of “real women” brigade member. You keep going on… Read more »
Mia
Guest

Where are you getting this from? Erica didn’t say anything to bash slim/skinny girls! I never see anything like that in her comments. Seriously, it seems like you are projecting some type of insecurity on her. You have a bit of an obsession about proving that skinny bodies are the best.

Some people like thinner frames, some like curvier frames. Some guys would drop-kick a VS model in her face to get to Christina Hendricks and vice versa lol. Who the hell cares?

anonymous
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anonymous

“Anyway, it definitely annoys me the way it has been hijacked by the fat acceptance movement ”

You ARE the fat acceptance movement” that’s all you have been banging on about for the past 3 years.

MissMarilyn
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MissMarilyn

“You don’t encourage people to take care of their body by telling them to hate it” bam

silent observer
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silent observer
I strongly disagree with any argument predicated on what “real women” look like, on either side of the weight spectrum. That kind of language is divisive, offensive, and gets peoples’ backs up. “Fit Mom” interjects in inflammatory issues like this because it keeps her relevant. Who cares if overweight women want to wear lingerie? Everyone should get to wear what they want, whether it’s lingerie, clothes stereotypically reserved for the opposite gender, etc. That being said, I think most of the women in those photos were overweight, and therefore unhealthy. There is no way to be overweight and not have… Read more »
Mon
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If an overweight woman decides that she should celebrate her size, then what will her children think? They will grow up taking on their parents eating habits, and possibly end up being overweight also. If these “curvy” women are being so defensive about being overweight, then clearly they are in some kind of denial about the true situation. Eating healthy and being active – and I mean really eating healthy… would prevent people being so overweight…! Unless these women have some sort of disease or hormonal disorder preventing them from losing weight, I can’t see how genetics would ever be… Read more »
Erin
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Erin

The 2 year old’s face sums up my reaction to her. I have an eating disorder, and even I think she needs to take a seat.

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