As I am networking more for Size Fabulous I find myself having the same conversation with people. At first they listen to what everything Size Fabulous about and then comes the never ending question. This is what most people ask "Not to be mean but can't plus size women eat healthy and exercise to lose a little weight".........SMH. I have no problem answering this question but it is becoming a bit annoying and here's why.
First of all I promote living a healthy lifestyle. Regardless of size, weight, and a want or need to lose weight Size Fabulous is all about helping build confidence and self esteem. We in no way will pressure people to lose weight. That is not what we are about. If they want to lose weight that is excellent but if they don't want to lose weight that is their decision. I find a lot of people say that can't agree with what I am doing because they think it will make women not want to lose weight and that is their choice.
Second I don't think people truly understand our mission. We don't go around advertising how fun it is to eat bad things or be unhealthy; It's the total opposite. I believe all they see is a big woman and assume. They assume you are unhealthy, you don't exercise and you don't care. I have met more plus size women that are health conscious than not. People need to gain a better understanding of what not only Size Fabulous is about but what other size acceptance businesses are about.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and we don't always have to agree. I just ask that you don't assume because when you assume you make and ass of yourself. I know I will be asked this question many more times and I will definitely explain my mission. It's actually a good thing because the more people I explain it to the more will understand. Don't be afraid to explain your purpose.
Peace & Love