Sunday 18 February 2018

It's a sin: all this fat talk is becoming an unhealthy obsession

We seem to be surrounded by 'fat' talk
We seem to be surrounded by 'fat' talk
Women working on their triceps with dumbells at the gym
Children should be encouraged to play outside and be active

Siobhan O'Neill White

I am surrounded by fat! Well, it's actually people incessantly talking about 'fat' and honestly, it's driving me nuts.

I really noticed it a few weeks ago at dinner with friends when I found myself in the precarious position of being the only one there not in a slimming club of some sort.

As menus were read, talk swiftly turned to how many points – or 'sins' – were in each item and my fellow diners weighed up their options to see if they could 'afford' to have bread with or without a latte after dinner. As they bandied about words like treats, cheats, sins and points I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone.

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