My belief is that is that no-one should tell you what to do with your body. Having been at different times in my life both anorexic, and later on a little overweight, I understand there are health risks that can arise on either side of the scale. However, people engage in risky behavior every day and the general consensus is that "it's your body, do what you will."
Why then, when it comes to weight, do people start telling each other what to do? Everyone has their own idea of what is right and wrong, but honestly if you understand and accept the possible health risks, who's to tell you how to live your life? What’s important is that you feel comfortable in your body.
You should feel beautiful, handsome, or sexy. And if you do, then you’re better off than most of us. Controversial movements like ‘fat acceptance’ or ‘pro-ana’ leave me feeling confused. On the one hand, I like that they want everyone to accept themselves and their bodies. On the other hand, many believe the people on the opposite end of the scale are their enemies.
Larger people can find the thin people disgusting and go as far as to mock them publicly. Thin people can find the larger people gross and post pictures of them online so as induce disgust and keep themselves from eating.
This saddens me.
How can they ask for acceptance of their bodies while at the same time bringing others down because of theirs? If all was good and fair, we wouldn’t look down on anyone for their physical appearances, and be accepting of whatever life they choose to live.
If you accept the risks, you can choose whether or not you want to diet or exercise, and how much you want to eat. It’s your life, live it how you want to! If you love yourself, nothing else matters.