We love talking about weight. Whether it’s putting it on or losing it, weight is always a central topic in our lives…and not because of health. When we talk about weight, we’re generally concerned about appearances. Going from M to XL in your favourite clothing store feels like a tragedy of epic proportions, even if that shift has taken 15 years. We don’t see the things our bodies have gone through in that time, we only see that label. We see other people of the size that we used to be and look at our bellies with disgust, determined to get rid of it for the sake of a bodycon dress.
If we’re not concerned with our own weight, we’re bothered far too much by other people’s sizes. “Oh wow, she’s lost so much weight” or “You look amazing! Are you on a diet?” sound perfectly harmless, but these “compliments” make people feel like their entire worth lies in the appearance of their bodies. Similarly, we don’t hesitate when someone puts on weight and go on and on about why weight gain is so bad, what they should eat and not eat, and the workouts they should do to lose all that “excess” weight. We don’t stop to think about what that weight gain could be a symptom of.
So, when Nimrat Kaur, who recently gained 15 kilos for her role in Dasvi, she too realised what it means to be larger than “normal”. The acclaimed actor wrote a note on Instagram detailing her experience and why it’s so important to be kind.
Read the note below:
Food for thought, isn’t it?