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Judgement And Shame Do Not Help People Lose Weight Or Do They?
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Judgement And Shame Do Not Help People Lose Weight Or Do They?

Christina Aguilera has had it with her label pressuring her to maintain an unrealistic shape. Rumors are flying that Jessica Simpson asked for bariatric surgery to comply with the terms of her weight loss contract. We, the fans or haters of the celebrities sit in our chairs and point fingers, sneering and scoffing at them. But, we do it to ourselves as well. We judge based purely on weight whether we are in front of a mirror, pointing fingers at ourselves or judging friends, family and strangers on the street. And for what? Do we really think that our shaming will actually be the impetus for a major weight loss success? Do we think that one more harsh word is what it will take to make those changes in food intake and exercise?

If you ever want to spend a few minutes reading about how vile that people can be, go to an article online and then read the ensuing comment section, but be warned, it is not for the faint of heart. If the article discusses someone who is trying to lose weight, like Ms. Simpson, the comments will pour in that they should have never gotten fat in the first place followed by their own methods of losing weight which are far "superior" to whatever is being used.

Of course, the celebrities get an extra dose of vile because the comments will also mention that they have the money for a team of people to help them. Guess what. Money does not make the actual weight loss any easier. Sure, they get someone telling them exactly what to eat and when to exercise but they still have to put forth the effort. Money can't buy you thin.

And then there are people who know that dieting back down to their preteen weight is not working for them. Aguilera, sick of the chatter about her weight came out swinging in several recent articles saying in part that being a thin girl was not really in the cards any more. The woman is a mother, over thirty and is not going to put her body through the stress of dieting and unrealistic expectations any more. Either the label and the fans could listen to her music for her powerful singing voice and nothing more or they could walk away. Of course, being confident in your body puts you up for scrutiny as well. She might lose weight, but she will do so on her own terms and in her own time frame without any of the shame and pressure putting additional risk on her health.


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