Why are there more books to get fit than to get obese?

October 24, 2018 by Joshua
in Fitness, Nonjudgment, Perception

Sometimes I stumble on sites saying things like

There are a lot of sites like it, promoting, or proving as the first one listed said, that fat is beautiful. A lot of them.

I don’t want to sound snarky, but if people are trying to prove or show to me that something is beautiful, they’re moving it from subjective—in the eye of the beholder—to objective. The golden rule implies that they are open to others proving to them that fit is beautiful or that fat is not beautiful.

Is that what they want?

The reason I wrote is two questions, though.

I see many books on how to become fit. People spending time and money on them implies they want what they offer.

I’ve never seen a book on how to get fat. I found this one, How to Get Fat, but it actually teaches the opposite.

So for people who say and prove that fat is beautiful:

1. why are there many books on how to get fit and few (none?) on how to get obese?

Also, I find many articles decrying unrealistic beauty standards. If fat is beautiful, isn’t portraying it then supporting unrealistic beauty standards? Not everyone can attain a body like below, which is the first image in the first article I listed above, proving that fat is beautiful.

2. If not everyone can attain a body so beautiful, as they say they proved, aren’t they exacerbating the problems with unrealistic beauty standards?

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