Sometimes it can feel like the whole world is against you just because you have a bit of extra chub. Even unshakeably confident plus size hotties like me can feel a bit meh sometimes when bombarded with horrible headlines about fat people.
Katie Hopkins said fat people should be banned. I think fat people should probably just ban Katie Hopkins. Or sit on her.
So when you come across some fab-tastic plus size confidence tips from an unashamed curvaceous goddess like Whitney Thompson, it would be a shame not to share them, right?
Whitney was the first ever plus-size winner of America’s New Top model, back in 2013. OK, when you think plus-size she’s not quite in gorgeous Tess Holliday territory, but she’s not skinny either.
Her first tip is obvious but so many plussies overlook it – wear stuff that fits. NOBODY sees what the label says except you (or a lucky man who presumably fancies you whatever the label might say) so if you have to size up, do it. Don’t be tempted to wear clothes a size too big either, for extra room. Baggy clothes just look frumpy whatever your size.
Remember there’s no ‘perfect’ size. Only the perfect size for YOU. It’s cliché but it’s true, you have to make the best of what you are, and not stress because you’re not a size 10 anymore.
Whitney said, “We are never going to be a size that is generally accepted by everyone so you have to, Good point.
When you’re blessed with booty, you need to take care of it, and don’t think fitness is just for skinnies; it isn’t. Listen to your body and move it the way it wants to be moved. Some women love the feel of running but if you are too heavy to do that without bouncing boobs or sore knees, running isn’t the be-all and end all. Try swimming and aqua Zumba for supported movement, just a walk in the park or play on the swings with the kids. Walk the dog. Walk someone ELSE’S dog. Do some curvy yoga. There’s something you’ll love doing so keep trying.
Meanwhile, don’t let a diet plan tell you what to eat, just listen to your body.
Whitney’s wise words:
“If I want a steak and chips, I am going to eat it and when I feel like going on a run, I will. But I’m never going to force myself to do that. Life is too short; I could walk outside and get hit by a bus so I may as well eat what I want to eat."
The last words from our new plus-sized best girlfriend:
"At the end of the day, you have to look in the mirror and say: 'This is it, this is the only body I’ve got.'"