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Old 23rd December 2006   #1
M. Lopez
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Default Enjoy the holidays to the fullest

In the midst of the usual fretting and curve-o-phobia around the holidays, it's wonderful to come across an article that advocates enjoying some real freedom at this time of the year.

It's from the Times of India, and while some of it is a bit culture-specific (particularly the part about the cult of thinness being a "western" conspiracy, since, as well all know, the Western ideal was fuller figured throughout history, right up until the 20th century), the central message, to "indulge yourself" and to enjoy "the good things of life," is really worth taking to heart.

Here's the relevant text:


Don't waste your time and energy watching your weight. You may lose out on the good things of life. In any case, if you're meant to be big, you will be that anyway, even if you fork out a fortune for gyms and kill yourself by not eating well. So, indulge yourself, eat well; after all, you only live once.

How can you be so dense as to not see it? That this is the conspiracy of the western world in trying to fit everyone into their mould...

Big is beautiful, may it always be so...

In any case, don't you have anything else to think about...?

There are serious issues that need your full, undivided attention and here you are agonising whether you should skip the bonda for the bhajji.

Global warming, nuclear proliferation, Craig as Bond, Winslet's curves inspiring Jaguar designers — these are topics worthy of your grey cells.

Don't waste precious brain-processing power on non-issues. For, you've lost the fight even before you've unwrapped your sandwich.

Your genes have been carrying the information which will determine where you will end up on the weight spectrum. If you're destined to be plump, so be it...

And if anyone tries to con you into believing you should lose weight, pity them their weightless existence. There are more weighty matters worthy of your consideration.
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