Oh am so fat! Where is my green tea, slimming tea, Lipton tea, ginger tea, tummy reducing tea, fat burring tea and all the numerous teas, that promise us, the false hope that, we can miraculously shed all the unwanted fat in our body, in an instant.
I recently went shopping with a friend last Saturday, when I casually commented on my current obsession which was, how to destroy any perceived ounce of fat that would dare cling, to any part of my body. While obsessing, the beautiful lady attendant shot me an incredulous look, tinged with scorn. On seeing the look, I had to ask her “why did you give me that look” and she replied “I see no fat on you, you are perfect the way you are.

It stuck me then, the insidious deadliness of the THIN-CRAZE.  The fantasy, been sold to us by society, on the covers of fashion magazines, runways, brand  adverts, catwalks, modelling agencies, and most media platforms, is causing millions of girls, the worldwide, turn anorexic, in a bid to become, what they perceive as beautiful.
With vanity sizing the latest trend, in most fashion retail outlets worldwide, the curvy and slim woman, is subconsciously given the notion, that zero is the ultimate beauty size.  Imagine the state of mind, of a healthy teenager who goes to shop at a store, unaware that they  carry vanity sized  clothing, when confronted with the fact that her normal size no longer fits, what do you think she will do next?

The sad truth is that, the “get- thin obsession have become so ingrained these future mothers , that we may have an anorexic plague on our hands, if this issue isn't addressed.

You don’t have to be reed-thin to be beautiful, neither should anyone court obesity, for that is unhealthy. If you are plump, slim, curvy or reed thin by nature, then embrace the beauty that God gave you and ensure you cloth that treasure, with the best fashion possible. Never determine your self worth, beauty or confidence by the size/shape or curve of your body. You are beautiful as you are and for God sake eat something and stop obsessing.


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