Dear Fat People

Now I know you’ve had a lot on your plate but hear me out. It went from being “huggable”, to being slightly overweight and now when you look down you can’t see your toes and your ankles barely exist. Everywhere you walk it’s like you’re auditioning for a part in a zombie film.

They say everything is bigger in America, and having spent two weeks in Disneyland in Florida, I can now see how true that statement is. Being pushed and shoved in queues from people who can’t fit in the ride in the first place.  No ride seat is comfortable but if it’s leaving marks on your thighs you need to rethink your life. Isn’t it embarrassing to be kicked off a ride because you’re too fat?

It’s quite disgusting that there are people dying from lack of food and you’re there eating for three.

What really makes me laugh is you’ll eat through two double cheeseburgers and three portions of French fries but better have a large diet coke because that’s what is making you fat.

Also, the products that state that they are low-fat have a lot of added sugar put into them to make them taste better. And do you know what excess sugar turns into when it is not needed?


For every fat child, you have two fat parents. Whatever habits you do your child does. If you feel like having MacDonald’s every day for the rest of your short life, so does your child. If you don’t feel like vegetables, so does your child. If you feel like overfeeding yourself, so does your child.

Even if you try to cook healthy for your child whatever behaviours you do on a daily basis your child will learn and copy. For example, those who smoke tend to have children who will grow up to smoke. It’s the same with eating habits.

Unfortunately, Tommy now has to deal with having moobs bigger than the majority of the girls in his year.

Now when I say lose weight don’t cut corners. Don’t get lazy. Which you’re probably used to. Don’t buy any pills or potions which state that you will lose a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of time because that’s just people’s way of getting your money. They tend not to work and if they do you gain the weight all back again after you stop taking them. Naturally train your body to eat smaller, healthier portions and to do some exercise.

I’m not asking you to run a marathon but 20 minutes a day of exercise would make such a difference. Whether this means you go for a quick run around your neighbourhood each day or starting to walk places rather than drive. For example, if it is a 30-minute walk or less you probably don’t need a car. You may even surprise yourself by enjoying it.

If you’re really hungry you’ll be satisfied with fruit as snacks rather than crisps and chocolate. Change Coca-Cola or Fanta to water. You don’t have to completely rearrange your lifestyle just take reasonable objections each day and it’s a start.

If you do relapse and eat a biscuit it’s not the end of the world, you don’t have to eat the whole tin and say the diet is over.

Make realistic expectations for what you think you can achieve. There is no point thinking that you will see results instantly, this new plan of yours will take time and you have to be patient. But I promise you it will be worth it.

What you want to hear me say is everyone is beautiful in their own way no matter their weight, but unfortunately I’m not going to say that because you would never try to change if people were constantly telling you it is ok.

I’m not trying to be rude but you’re more likely to die from things, such as heart disease, when your fat.

So what are you waiting for?

Gracie x


Twitter: @gracievhemphill

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3 thoughts on “Dear Fat People

  1. You wouldn’t be this harsh to people suffering from bulimia or anorexia so why have that approach with fat people? Both overweight and underweight people would end up experiencing problems with their health by having this horrible relationship with food. On top of that, them eating any less isn’t going to out food on the plate of a starving person.


    1. Yes I would. If somebody’s eating habits were causing problems to their health and they still weren’t doing anything to change these habits I would be this rude, no matter the person. You sometimes have to be harsh to get the message across.


      1. That’s actually disgusting. Having an eating disorder isn’t a choice. It’s a mental health issue. I understand that sometimes you need to be firm with people because you care about them, but this isn’t coming from a caring place. How would you like it if I told you that you weren’t fit enough. Maybe you shouldn’t eat so much because of the starving children.


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