How to Deal with Health Shaming

Do you know what “health shaming” is? Being shamed for what you eat can be a terrible feeling, so Kelley Rose is offering advice is this happens to you.

Root to Rise

Health shaming. It?s a real thing, and if you?re conscious about what you put into your body you?ve probably experienced it. It usually sounds something like

  • ?You?re no fun.?
  • ?Live a little.?
  • ?Ugh, you?re making me feel guilty.?
  • ?Really? That?s all you?re gonna get??
  • “Just have a little bit!”

This commentary is tiring and it can make eating with friends a drag. Here?s what you can do to avoid being brought down by health shaming:

Laugh it Off

  • The same people who shame me for what I eat, whether its ordering ?only? a salad, or making substitutions to the menu are the same people complimenting me on my body in a bikini. Realize that although it?s a bummer they?ve got something negative to say, it?s probably only because they know deep down that they should be making similar choices but may not be ready. Accept that, laugh it off, and…

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