Being too skinny an issue

Aylssa Benes and Aylssa Benes

“You’re so skinny; I’d love to be as skinny as you.” I hear that quite often, and no, I promise, you wouldn’t.

My weight isn’t something I like to talk about, but I feel that it’s important to say that being skinny isn’t everything.

I’m skinny, but I’m also underweight, which isn’t always what people think of when they see a skinny person. People see skinny and automatically think positive thoughts of society’s ideal beings are. They don’t think about being underweight can be as bad as being overweight.

I’m not so underweight that it’s a huge problem, but underweight enough that I keep track of what I eat every day so I don’t lose any weight and it became a problem.

I love food just as much as the next person. It’s not that I don’t eat enough. It’s just my metabolism, which I can’t control.

Not only am I skinny, I’m also tall, so finding clothes that fit is difficult. I would be willing to bet that I have just as much trouble finding clothes that fit as someone who is overweight.

As I mentioned, I also pay attention to what I eat in order for it to not become a problem. I know overweight people that do the same thing in order to lose weight or stay healthy.

People make comments about my weight both to me and behind my back. There are overweight people that deal with the same thing.

Being skinny isn’t all that great. Someone who is underweight deals with the same struggles as someone who is overweight.

People need to realize that yes, my appearance might be more “acceptable” to society [which shouldn’t be the case], but it also comes with its own problems and negativity.

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