Lizzo is again with one other reminder to cease conflating train and wholesome consuming with a need to shed extra pounds.
As Glamour reported, the Particular singer and physique positivity activist just lately posted a TikTok difficult the idea that each one plus-size folks train for weight reduction. Lizzo stitched a video about this frequent false impression from creator @tiffriahgrande.
“Heavy on the ‘not attempting to flee fatness,’” she instructed her 26.9 million followers, echoing the unique TikToker’s wording. “Heavy fucking on it.”
“I believe lots of people see a fats person who means and instantly simply assume every part they’re doing is to be skinny,” the Grammy- and Emmy-winning artist continued. “I’m not attempting to be skinny. I don’t ever need to be skinny.”
Though Lizzo’s job as a singer and performer is very bodily demanding, she repeated that her aim is rarely to shed extra pounds. As an alternative, she takes a “holistic” strategy to health, prioritizing meals and types of motion that make her really feel completely satisfied.
“I simply wished to sew this to indicate assist to you as a result of this creator particularly mentioned, ‘I’m on the lookout for folks that I can resonate with,’” she concluded. “Very, exact same.”
This assumption is steeped in fatphobia.
It’s no surprise that TikToker was on the lookout for solidarity on the video-sharing app: The idea she described is actual and extremely prevalent.
Beneath that assumption is the baseline notion that being plus-size is inherently undesirable and unhealthy. This, too, is a false impression — and a blatant instance of fatphobia and weight-reduction plan tradition at work. In actuality, no physique sort is innately higher than one other, and folks may be wholesome at any dimension.
Do some plus-size folks train to shed extra pounds? Certain, but it surely isn’t honest or correct to mission that intention onto each plus-size one that hits the health club. Individuals train for myriad causes, together with the psychological well being advantages Lizzo described.
Merely put, you possibly can’t assume something about an individual’s well being or health journey by taking a look at them. We give main props to Lizzo for elevating @tiffriahgrande’s essential level.
That is simply the most recent instance of Lizzo’s body-positive activism.
As a self-described “fats bitch,” Lizzo has at all times been a vocal advocate for physique positivity, particularly for different plus-size Black girls. In reality, she kicked off 2023 with one other key reminder in regards to the destructive impacts (and complete futility) of physique shaming celebrities.
“The discourse round [celebrities’] our bodies is formally drained,” the “About Rattling Time” singer instructed her 13 million Instagram followers in a video from January.
“Will we notice that artists will not be right here to suit into your magnificence requirements?” she continued. “Artists are right here to make artwork, and this physique is artwork. And I’m going to do no matter I would like with this physique. I want that feedback costed you all cash, so we [could] see how a lot time we’re fucking losing on the mistaken factor.”
Final fall, she additionally opened up about how many individuals mistakenly imagine she eats a “very wholesome” plant-based weight-reduction plan to shed extra pounds.
“I’m not a vegan to shed extra pounds,” she instructed Self-importance Truthful. “I simply really feel higher after I eat vegetation.”