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BODY SHAMING- 2: Why I like being SKINNY

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Who said that to be supermodel slim or thin had to be a bad thing? Here’s how ‘the Skinny’ make the best of who and what they are!

The world can be a cruel place for a skinny person. Imagine being constantly accused of having an eating disorder or nutritional deficiency (anaemia, bulimia and anorexia), when in fact, you are in the pink of your health! When it comes to being thin, people become extremely hypocritical wherein they idolise and adore skinny celebrities (Megan Fox and Deepika Padukone) but look down upon regular girls who are just as thin, or maybe slightly more slender.

But guess what, my thin friend. You don’t have to let this unfair and unjust world get to you. There are several advantages that you can enjoy by virtue of being as slim as you are!


A. Shop at the kid’s section

Most high-end and foreign brands have a diverse variety in the kid’s section. When you’re thin and can fit into clothes from the kid’s section, not only do you get to explore and pick from a wider range, but you can also land better and cheaper deals!
Eg: I buy my sports gear from Reebok Kids, which is cheaper and brighter!

B. There’s always space for you!

When it comes to finding room in crowded spaces, you’ve got absolutely nothing to worry about because no matter how tight the situation is, there’s always room for petite you!
Eg: Even during the busiest metro hours, I always find space in the ladies’ compartment when I request the women to scoot and room becomes available in between two seats. I may not get an entire seat, yes,but honestly, my tiny frame doesn’t need one anyway!

C. Eat all you want without a worry

When people meet me, both new and old, they always publicly exclaim, “You’re so thin! You have to eat more!” These very people then get the shock of their lives when they actually see the amount I eat! Most skinny people ironically have a huge appetite. And they can eat almost anything without it ever showing up in the form of love handles and a stubborn paunch. Now, in retrospection, isn’t that the most wonderful thing? More cakes and ice cream, and you still want to complain?

D. International size= International brands

Skinny people would agree that Indian clothing brands don’t cater to our size. Clothes labelled ‘S’ at Pantaloons and Big Bazar are just too big and represent a ‘curvy’ small, rather than a ‘petite’ small. That’s when brands like Forever 21, Zara, H&M and Mango come to our rescue! These brands not just have the ‘XS’ and ‘US 0/2’ size available, but also give us thin girls an opportunity to stand out in a crowd, donning high-end, international fashion!

E.Thin can be healthy too!

If, like me, you are thin because you’re athletic and follow a disciplined diet and nutrition programme, then you’re slimness represents good health! So rather than cribbing and letting people tell you otherwise, enjoy the fact that you’re at the peak of your health and although you may not see the benefits of your meticulous fitness regime just yet, when you’re older (mid-life), you’ll reap its benefits ( like slower ageing, high energy levels etc).


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Kriti Sharma
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Kriti Sharma is studying BCom (Hons) at Hansraj College. She has a myriad interests, writing being just one of them. A debater, a scholar, a fashionista, she is more of an outdoors person who likes to run 6-8 km a day, just to clear her head. She is an ‘Army Brat’, but an unlikely one. Reading a book by lantern light in a tent by the banks of river Indus after a hard day’s trek in the mountains is her idea of bliss. She wants to be an investment banker but admits that writing lets her escape into a world of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.

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