Model "heavy and happy"
Normally, this news item would not qualify as a post on this forum, because its about a faux-plus model. However, it is such a positive piece that I consider it well worth sharing:
Here is the relevant portion:
I love this story because it is an all-too-rare example of a model coming out and saying how much happier she is after gaining weight. At 161 pounds, she is still very thin. But its no surprise that she feels better about herself this way. Allowing herself to eat whatever she likes, and as much as she likes, she is surely enjoying life more, and she undoubtedly looks better too. Its a win-win situation.
Make Me a Supermodel, by the way, is the Brit equivalent of Americas Next Top Model (Charlotte Coyle once made an appearance on the program as a celebrity guest), so this would be like one of the faux-plus contestants on ANTM gaining two dress sizes and saying how much happier they are, and how much better about themselves they feel, at the larger size.
I actually dont mind the terms "heavy" and "heavier" as words for full-figured, although some people arent keen on them. They convey a feeling of fullness, roundness, substance. They feel good.
Re: Model "heavy and happy"
In fact, this model isn't the only one who feels this way.
According to a new article, based on a U.K. survey,
it's increasingly the case for society in general that full-figured women are happier than those punishing themselves with diet-starvation.
Here's the text:
It's hardly surprising. Fuller-figured women look at themselves in the mirror and know that they look better; plus, their significant others find them wildly beautiful.
And instead of wasting their time imprisoned in a gym, they are free to enjoy life to the fullest- eating whatever they like, and doing whatever makes them happy.
Re: Model "heavy and happy"
These findings are encouraging.
How regrettable (if predictable), though, that they have received virtually no attention in the press. It certainly serves the diet industry's purposes to perpetuate the myth that being full-figured leads to unhappiness, and that self-deprivation is the snake oil that will solve any problem (problems that have been caused by dieting in the first place).
In fact, food-deprivation only leads to constant misery and general irritability, and exercise-torture robs a woman of precious moments that she could be devoting to enjoyable activities, such as spending time with friends and family, watching a film, reading a book, or just relaxing. And money that she surrenders to gyms or weight-loss regimens could better be spent adorning herself in attractive fashions, or adopting a voluptuous new hairstyle.
The fact that eating well strengthens relationships is self-evident. A more womanly figure will turn a woman into a goddess (to the delight of her gentleman), and her own increased happiness will in turn make her more enjoyable to be with.
The health benefits of being full-figured have been well established, but these results speak of the tremendous improvement in a woman's quality of life when she allows her figure to ease into its naturally generous size.
Marrit, size 14/16 (Ford S.F.):
Exuding the happiness that only comes from not starving . . .
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