21 Things All Overweight People Wish You Realized

Yes I'm overweight. No I don't hate my body.

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    Being heavy does not necessarily mean a person is unhealthy.

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    In fact, some of us who are considered overweight are healthier than other slender people.

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    Not everyone who is overweight hates their body.

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    Which means that YES, you can be overweight and confident at the same time.

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    Chances are, we know we're on the heavy side. There's no need to bring it to our attention.

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    You don't need to act as a food coach whenever we eat together.

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    Some people are overweight for reasons beyond their control.

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    This means that poor lifestyle choices and diet are NOT always the cause.

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    Our clothes cost more.

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    Just because we're overweight does not mean that we can't do certain activities.

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    No matter what we do, we'll always be judged based on what we're eating.

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    Every doctor's appointment ends up being about our weight, even if we have the flu.

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    The term plus size is ridiculous.

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    Because after all, these models aren't "plus sized" at all.

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    We really don't need to hear stories about your fat uncle and how he has diabetes and heart failure and high cholesterol...

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    Just because we're overweight does not mean that we can't live wonderful, fulfilling lives.

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    And yes, there are plenty of people who find us attractive!

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    So next time you feel like criticizing someone who is overweight, remember that your perceptions may be completely inaccurate.

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    Because after all, not all overweight people are lazy, undetermined couch potatoes.

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    And we're not trying to promote an "unhealthy" lifestyle.

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    So here's to accepting yourself and living a happy , fulfilling life on your own terms!

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