We’ve received several messages with this concern lately so I think it’s time to address it. We don’t condone or support being unhealthy. When answering questions about what is a healthy size, our first suggestion is always to visit a doctor or nutritionist to create a healthy diet or meal plan that is best suited for each of our followers. We’re obviously not medical professionals, so it’s not possible for us to run a blog that delivers sound medical advice. What we can do is support girls who are struggling with loving their bodies or curves. I believe being healthy is important and that we each have our individual struggle with weight/weight loss/dieting.
A majority of the girls writing to us actually fall into what I consider to be a healthy weight range for their height. We receive countless messages from girls who are around 140 and 5’6” ish, with concerns about life as a curvy girl. As far as I know, these girls aren’t unhealthy, just unsure about how to embrace their bodies. So for them, we’re here as a support group.
We’re also here to help girls who are bigger than that. Many girls on this page are dieting and seeking support or want to vent about their problems. We’re here to tell people that their fears and concerns about their bodies are normal, that people of all sizes experience the same dilemmas.
I think an important component of weight loss is body acceptance. You can lose any amount of weight and become healthier, but still have problems with loving yourself. This self-loathing comes from new stretch marks, curves in the “wrong” places, or the weight not coming off as quickly as one would like. I believe if you don’t accept and love your body the way it is, it’s impossible to ever be happy or healthy, no matter what weight and size you are.
Many of our followers have medical conditions that have had an impact on why they are the size that they are. It’s not my place to suggest diet and exercise to each of our followers because I don’t know their background information or health status. But what I am comfortable doing is offering advice about the aspects of being plus size that I know and have information about. This type of advice is mainly not medical, but more about fashion, dating, and growing up.
TL;DR: Yes, in some cases it’s important to lose weight in order to be healthy but it’s also important to re-evaluate how one sees their body in order to have success in weight loss and that’s what we’re here for. We push body acceptance because we believe it has benefits that will last a lifetime.
(I hope this makes sense.)