Size 4? You are fat. Size 0? You are too thin. Size doesn’t define your health!

I love Jennifer Lopez. I love Beyoncé. I love Christina Aguilera. I love Ashley Judd.

Recently, I read some articles about the size, the weight, the butt and the puffy face of these beautiful women. I’m sick and tired of a society (Canada and US have the highest rate of obesity in the world) that prefers to take into consideration the physical aspect rather than their music or their movies.

I’m a journalist and I know that media will never stop talking about why women come in all sizes especially the ones above size 4 (too fat) and the 00 (too thin).

These articles are written for the public that look to these people and say “I wish I had that body!” or “Look at her, she’s getting fatter and fatter everyday!”.

You can look at these women and the only thing that you can say is that their weight varies and they are simply beautiful even if they are size 4 or 6! I don’t think they are big and fat! And now this is what I appreciate the most. Because once, I was one of those people who looked at them and was jealous of their body. I went from size 8 to size 2 eating well and everything in small portions (remember to eat! Starving = gaining weight back) and working out 5 days a week. I feel good and I’m very proud of myself.

No matter who you are – a celebrity or a housewife – your “perfect” body is completely different than someone else’s.

Some people focus so much on numbers instead of what is in the mirror! I really wish people would stop focusing on the size and number on the scale and pay attention to how they feel, eating well, exercising and not becoming obese – you know that this is bad for your health.

Remember: size doesn’t define your health. It’s irrelevant. You have to like yourself. No excuse.

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About pasta loves me

Giornalista professionista, laurea in lingue e letterature straniere e un master in Social Communication. Piacentina d’origine, pugliese d’adozione dal 2012, cresciuta a tortelli e gnocco fritto, impara a cucinare in Canada, a Toronto, dove ha vissuto sei anni e dove ha lavorato per il quotidiano italiano Corriere Canadese. Oltreoceano scopre una diversità culinaria etnica senza confini. Da allora la sua vita cambia. Cucina e ristoranti diventano luoghi interscambiabili di idee, progetti, tradizioni e passioni. Ama assaporare, provare, gustare. E fare foto. Conduce su Telenorba e TgNorba24 la trasmissione “I colori della nostra terra”, un programma che parla di ruralità, agroalimentare ed eccellenze enogastronomiche della Puglia. Ha collaborato con I Love Italian Food e il Cucchiaio d’Argento ed è spesso chiamata a far parte di giurie di eventi a carattere enogastronomico e di concorsi legati al mondo della pizza. Recensisce pizzerie per guide cartacee e online. Nel 2011 crea Pasta Loves Me, un blog che parla di lei, di pasta, food e lifestyle. È fondatrice e responsabile di Puglia Mon Amour, un’avventura che vive con gli occhi curiosi di turista e l’entusiasmo di un’innamorata per una terra che regala ogni giorno emozioni, genuinità e solarità. Ha la pizza napoletana nel cuore e tutto quello che rende felice il suo palato. E vive con una certezza: la pizza non le spezzerà mai il cuore.

One comment

  1. Theo Black

    true, true, true

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