10 Struggles Only Skinny-Fat People Will Understand

Oh, you're toned? Good for you.

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Body shaming is a hot button issue right now. A lot of people make it seem like there are only three body types: skinny, in shape, and fat.

What about chubby people? They're not quite fat, not quite skinny, maybe a little bit in shape. You're in-between every option, and it's a rough life to live.

Okay, maybe rough is an overstatement, but it's still a struggle. Clothes are never really made for your body type. You don't have a body you can show off, but you also don't have one that people will stick up for.


When you go to the beach, you don't feel comfortable taking off your shirt. The thing is, nobody understands. Fat people get a pep talk about weight, but skinny-fat people just get weird looks. Nobody understands.

Skinny-fat people don't have a voice. People don't understand, because the way you look doesn't necessarily match the way that you feel. So, to help you understand, here are 10 struggles of being skinny-fat:

1You constantly find yourself wondering whether or not you're pulling it off.

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2You spend a lot of time looking in the mirror trying to convince yourself that you're actually in shape.

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3People always act shocked at how out of breath you always are. They feel like you should be doing better.

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4You think you're doing okay ... until you catch your reflection from the wrong angle. Then life is a nightmare.

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5I'll start a diet tomorrow, go really hard at it for a week or two, and I'll be back in shape. Yeah, tomorrow ...

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6Oh wait, Flag Day is coming up. I can't diet during Flag Day. I'll ruin the whole party!

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7If people look at me from only this angle, I look perfectly fine.

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8This is how it feels after going to the gym for the first time in a while ...

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9... and this is how you feel as soon as you eat lunch.

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10Oh, did you just take a picture of me? Let me see it. Oh my God, I'm going to get serious about losing this last 10 pounds ... tomorrow.

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