Saturday, 15 December 2012


I know, I know. We all looove our food because let's face it, even though most of us were not around during the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-1849 (or the Chinese Famine for that matter), we have all heard the dreadful stories and are all so scared silly of a possible famine that we choose to stuff ourselves like the famous Thanksgiving turkeys.

 However, as tempting as that third plate of Coq au Vin may seem, here's why you might want to restrain yourself:

1. The impossible weight you stand to gain, not to mention the indignity of hearing your knees CREAK at the ripe old age of 30 because all that excess weight is more than those poor things can carry!

2. Your sensibilities

 The "kill me now" embarrassment of being told to pay for two seats on an air flight. Think it does not happen? Let me tell you those skinny size zero air hostesses will absolutely be delighted to tell you your size 14 butt must be planted on two seats not one. And can you blame them? Coz let’s face it how would it look on their resume if the weight of one passenger took down the entire air craft on their watch?

3. Love vs. Lust

See that hot guy/girl you are eyeing? Well wanna bet that they prefer their partners slim? Absolutely. Well there is the occasional exception, but here’s a thought, if they insist they want you fat, why don’t they get all over-weight too so you guys can match in every sense of the word? Do not trust a rail-thin partner who encourages you to get fat. In my book, it may be a sign of something terribly wrong at the heart of your relationship!

4. Sensitivity

Have you ever walked down a street and felt self-conscious because you heard people laugh behind you? Well trust me, with every pound you pile on, that self-consciousness will take on a whole new meaning! And worse, they may be laughing at some other story and not the size of your behind, but you will skulk home with your confidence in shreds thinking you were the butt of their joke – no pun intended.


5. Your loved ones

Yes this might seem like a bit of a stretch but in truth, your weight sometimes affect those you love. I remember being a kid in Primary School. I had this classmate who talked tough and took pride in beating up all the little girls he could find (excluding yours truly of course; I was a fiery little termagant in my heyday J) Well imagine our surprise when this macho little guy ran out of class crying one day and hid until the end of classes! Know why? His mother had come to class! Well now that I remember her weight, it does bring a tear or two to my eyes too.

6. Health

And no I am not going to bore you with details of heart attack, lung capacity or arthritis coz chances are, you already know that. But look at it this way, what if you do have a heart attack and all your well-meaning neighbours come rushing to the scene but no one can lift you and you die anyway? Yes you might want to consider that.

7. Fashion

Well I could not leave this one out now could I? How many times have you had to gaze longingly at that absolutely killing Vera Wang gown or amazing Georges Hobeika couture piece in your closet and despite how much you absolutely wanted to, you couldn’t wear it because you could no longer fit into it? Enough said!

Despite all of these stated reasons, some people are actually happy within them despite being over-weight and if you are one of those lucky few, by all means stay as you are and don’t change a thing.

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