Lucy Ayrton being wonderful as usual, points out that dieting (or not dieting) should not be deemed anti-feminist. It's your body, do what you want to do with it.Click through the link below to read the post in all its glory.
We see “dieting” as petty vanity, is the thing. And that might not be true. I thought I was pretty hot when I was bigger – I don’t think I look more attractive now. But what I did think was that it was time to stop letting food make me so bloody unhappy all the time. I saw food as divided into “good for you”, and therefore disgusting, or “delicious” and therefore something I shouldn’t be eating. Everything I put in my mouth, I was either eating resentful self-denial or guilt and a feeling of spinning out of control, right alongside it. I wanted that to stop. I wanted to stop thinking about food all the time, being uncomfortable around food choices, always starving or binging to a greater or lesser extent, but never properly nourishing myself.