We’ve published fat-loss articles before. Inspiring stories of pounds lost on a massive scale, or overcoming physical handicaps, however, this time, it’s not so glamorous.
But do we really need more glamor in a fitness community that’s waist deep in narcissism and sinking fast? This warrior dropped 160 pounds because he realized he simply wasn’t healthy (not to mention socially crippled). Instead of b*tching about “fat shaming,” and accepting his body as beautiful like so many apathetic others today, he put his head down and fought for his health.
Why Does This Matter?
Great question. This matters because of two extremes. Currently, society is blasted with opposing views on the human body, and both are devastating to the average man or woman.
First, fat acceptance. This may have sounded to some like a great and philanthropic notion (when and in what capacity, I have no idea), but in actuality, the movement is killing those whom it’s trying to save. Having an above average amount of body fat is not, and never will be healthy.
Bombarding us with fat acceptance propaganda, the media is naturally not helping the situation (great work as always). In no way should we verbally abuse the unfortunately overweight. Rather, we should encourage them to become healthy, and not promote acceptance of something that’s as deadly as cigarettes (there’s a reason you don’t see cigarette commercials anymore).
Second, we’re suffering through the rise of Instagram fitness models who are so busy photoshopping themselves, we’re not even sure they know that health deals with issues deeper than skeletal muscle.