I don’t often pick up fashion magazines, actually. I’m more inclined to check out fashion week runway photos, wander the internet seeking pictures and clothing sites, and so on than to spend five dollars on the average magazine on the newsstand.
The other day, though, I was ready to take a break from my Christmas shopping and get some lunch and I didn’t want to sit alone with nothing to do but eat without entertainment. I decided to pick up a magazine to help me while away the time. Amazingly enough, the January issue of Glamour caught my eye with a headline about finding your ‘happy weight.’
Intrigued, I bought the magazine and flipped to the article in question. I then read several other related articles about weight, health, and nutrition. For once, I was delighted to find that I wasn’t reading yet another fad diet/admonition that women weigh too much no matter how thin they are/self-punishing philosophy of (not) eating. No, what I read was a lot of sensible advice based on feeding your body properly and finding what makes individual women feel happy, healthy, and hot.
For one thing, several women profiled in the Happy Weight article were looking to gain weight rather than lose it – including one woman who discovered her ‘happy weight’ was 175 pounds. More than that, in a related article about figuring out how to reach your weight goals, two of the women profiled had goals not of numbers on the scale, but how they wanted to feel. One wanted simply to feel healthy, while the other was looking to discover more energy within herself.
If you’re looking to improve your overall health – whether or not that includes an attempt to lose or gain weight – it might not be a bad idea to head over to glamour.com, read the articles right here on the web, and take advantage of a variety of useful tools for managing your diet and nutrition.
Is it fat friendly? Well, it’s not fat unfriendly, and it recognizes a far greater range of sizes and shapes than the average fashion magazine. It’s promoting general good health and proper nutrition over an artificial image few can achieve without starving themselves. If you ask me, that’s way ahead of what’s in second place.