“Girls shouldn’t lift weights. You’ll look like Sunny Deol” said every Aunty ever.
Ahh, fitness and nutrition. You know it’s good for you. You’re well aware that having a healthy lifestyle can mean good things for your career. But why is it so hard to implement? Turns out we Desis have a few limiting beliefs that are unique to the culture we grew up in.
Today, we shed light on the misinformation and resistance towards nutrition and fitness.
Guilt and shame
We express our love through food, which I have no problem with. I absolutely do the same. What I’m not on board with — the force-feeding and emotional blackmail you’re subjected to if you dare decline food.
Believing all Indian food is healthy
Prioritizing frugality over clean eating
FITNESS MYTHS AND BEHAVIORS
Misinformation & Body Shaming
Fitness is not valued
Fitness is not a habit
FINAL THOUGHTS (JERRY, JERRY!)
But it’s time we became aware of our beliefs and made changes where necessary. You know, before it becomes learned behavior for the next generation.