Fat Positive Friday #7 Let them eat cake....

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Thanks @kerryworth for the inspiration!

Kidnap

It is so important to be happy at any size that you are.  If you are overweight or obese that is just a current condition and by letting it define your life you lose out on your life.  You, are your life.  Your dreams, your ideas, your actions.  Not whether you are fat, skinny, or somewhere in between.  You may be limited physically by one thing or another, but you are not limited in your ability to live your life to its fullest at all times.

So what will do I define as Fat Positive this week?  That I will stay the same in my appreciation of life regardless of my size.

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Thanks Daily Fatspiration for #264 and all your great posts.

Forget Paleo – Go Mid Victorian! Fad diets...

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In the 1990’s (for me age 11 to 21), I struggled with my size.  My Mom would have to buy me adult clothes by that age because I didn’t fit in kids sizes any more.  I read Dean Ornish’s Eat More, Weigh Less and adopted the idea completely that I needed to eat less fat infact almost none.  No butter, little cheese and low fat everything.  I even remember buying cheese cloth and straining yogourt for days to make a low-fat cream cheese. This is quite tasty to do, but I was doing it for the wrong reasons – I was doing it because at that time in particular, fat was bad.

We then moved into the Atkin’s age and suddenly all carbs were bad. We now we have Paleo which rejects modern processed food – and the jury is still out on it.

The FAT Project approaches all of these diets with a healthy dose of skepticism for their eschewing or labeling one thing in particular as bad.  Our approach for right now is all about balance and as we go forward there will be continually assessment of dietary needs and the right methods to achieve success in the FAT Project

And now a fun article on the success of longevity with the Mid-Victorian diet:

https://health.spectator.co.uk/forget-paleo-go-mid-victorian-its-the-healthiest-diet-youve-never-heard-of/