Influencer denounces ‘ridiculous’ body positivity moment after losing weight
A popular YouTube star has spoken out against the body positivity movement after revealing she lost 13.6kg without exercising.
Influencer Shallon Lester took aim at plus-size singer Lizzo and also criticized “body positive freaks” for criticizing Adele for losing weight.
The 41-year-old has been candid about her own weight loss, admitting that she initially limited herself to just 800 calories a day and also took the prescription drug Ozempic to help improve her blood sugar levels.
‘I don’t like being fat’: influencer Shallon Lester, 41, has put a stop to body positivity after losing 14kg by counting calories. (Pictured before and after her weight loss)
Ozempic is mainly used for people with diabetes, but one of the side effects is that it reduces appetite.
“I don’t like being fat,” Shallon said bluntly in a YouTube video. “And if you have a problem with it, grow up.”
She added: “I’ve wasted years of my life trying to keep myself fat, and I’m not luckily fat. I’m happy when I’m thin.’
Shallon now feels “incredible” after losing weight, and isn’t ashamed to say it.
Methods: Shallon was candid about her weight loss, admitting that she initially limited herself to just 800 calories a day and was also taking the prescription drug Ozempic
“I feel like my old self again and I really enjoy the compliment that I look skinny,” she said.
She then turned to body positivity advocates for how they handled Adele’s weight loss after the British singer lost about 45kg.
“The body positivity crazies just ripped her to shreds. f**k you. It just goes to show how ridiculous this whole move is. It’s not body positive, it’s fat positive,” she said.
It’s ‘I don’t want to do anything to change my body, so fuck anyone who wants to change theirs!’ It’s not love for yourself.’
Shallon stressed the importance of focusing on health rather than size, and urged people to get a blood test from their doctor and find out their medical weight.
Results: ‘I’ve wasted years of my life trying to keep myself fat, and I’m not luckily fat. I’m happy when I’m thin,” she said as she revealed photos of her slim body after losing weight
“Get those stats, get that wake-up call, because your body is going to give you that wake-up call,” she said.
“And no, not when you’re 80. When you’re 36 and your blood sugar is bottoming out and suddenly you have diabetes and you have to inject yourself with insulin.
‘It’s terrible. Why? Because Lizzo says you should? F**k her. F**k that b***h. I have a lot of problems with her. She says yes, very unhealthy behavior and it hurts people.
“I don’t think many of us are happy when we’re fat. Not me. If we know and have experienced that our body is thinner, how could we be?’
Confident: Shallon now feels ‘incredible’ after losing weight, and isn’t ashamed to say it
Saying yes is a term often used in psychology that means to affirm things positively, whether they are good or bad.
Shallon then admitted to eating only 800 calories a day when she started her diet, but has now increased it to 1,200.
She said preparing snacks like turkey had helped her stay on track, and that she tries to brush her teeth when she craves unhealthy foods.
Fiery: She also chided plus-size singer Lizzo for promoting ‘unhealthy behaviour’, saying her attitude ‘hurts people’
The YouTuber admitted she doesn’t exercise much outside of Pilates, but hopes to add more exercise to her routine in the future to build some muscle.
Lizzo has become an outspoken voice in the body positivity movement, recently launching her own reality series, Watch Out for the Big Grrrls, to find curvier dancers to tour with her.
“There is a prejudice against people who look like me,” the Truth Hurts singer said in an interview with The Daily Telegraph last November.
“Body positive lunatics!” Shallon took aim at body positivity advocates for how they handled Adele’s weight loss after the British singer lost about 45kg. (Adele is pictured in February)
“God forbid, I think highly of myself or I’m going to be famous and successful and sexy and I love myself in public,” added Lizzo.
In January, she boasted that she had gained weight while showing off her curves in a leotard.
‘I have arrived. I watch TF [the f**k] good!’ she captioned the video on Instagram.
In a previous interview with Vogue, Lizzo revealed that she would rather be known as “body normative” rather than “body positive.”
Curves: In January, Lizzo boasted about her weight gain while showing off her curves in a leotard
She said, “I think it’s lazy of me to say I’m body positive right now… I’d like to be body normative. I want to normalize my body.’
Lizzo added that she wants to continue to pave the way for ‘big back girls’ and ‘saggy bellies’, saying: ‘I owe it to the people who started this not to stop here alone.
“We need to make people uncomfortable again so we can keep changing. Change is always uncomfortable, isn’t it?’
Normal: Lizzo previously revealed that she’d rather be known as “body normative” rather than “body positive.” (Pictured here on April 18)