We live in a culture that values thinness, often promoting it as a marker of health and beauty (even when it's not healthy).
It's hard to open your computer or walk down a city street without being bombarded with ads about weight loss, diet programs, or body shaming messaging telling you to make your body smaller.
It's natural for people to have different body sizes and shapes, and health looks different for everyone, but the narrative of "getting healthy" is often conflated with losing weight.
So it can be interesting to hear about the actual pros and cons of this experience from people who have been there.
I get so cold now!!! I can’t get away with just a sweatshirt in the winter, I need a long sleeve underneath a sweater underneath my big coat before I even feel a little warm. I finally understand why people wear so many layers!!!