All This Quarantine Weight Gain Talk Needs To Stop

The messaging about end-of-pandemic weight reduction isn’t simply coming from adverts, however also memes and mainstream media. Articles that disgrace of us for gaining weight over what was the worst and most irritating 12 months of many individuals’s lives have been frequent these days. “While some spent the 12 months of the pandemic creating wholesome meals or riding their Pelotons for hours, many others managed their nervousness and tedium via much less wholesome means,” The New York Times wrote this week. “They spent the pandemic sitting on their couches, carrying saggy sweatsuits, consuming chardonnay and munching on Cheetos.” Not solely did this create a binary the place there needn’t be one (you may clearly get pleasure from Peloton and consuming wine and consuming Cheetos; or you are able to do each on the similar time! People include multitudes, as folks on Twitter pointed out), it additionally perpetuated a tradition that judges individuals, ladies particularly, for his or her weight and snack decisions. (The journalist who wrote the article hasn’t responded to Refinery29’s request for remark.) 

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