Denise Laurel encourages self-love after being called ‘fat’

/ 01:05 PM December 11, 2019

When Denise Laurel was called “fat” at work, she chose to respond to the situation by encouraging others to love themselves and understand their bodies.

The actress met the unsolicited comment from a co-worker last Sunday, Dec. 8, as per her Instagram post on Dec. 9. However, instead of reacting negatively, she took to social media to shed light on how she is embracing her body.


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Someone called me fat at work yesterday!:) i love that I’m not even trippin about it:) i love n understand me! yes I’m curvy! On my normal days 34c-25-37 (cause da booty 😂) and the abs are poppin for no reason;) on my best days my waistline gets even smaller sometimes if everything is in sync i go back to my 23.5 waist! And i still look fat! yesss i know when u are curvy u are one wrong angle , one wrong outfit, one burger away from looking fat.. bla bla bla or whatever thats salty haha (i dont process salt n sugar very well so i can retain your to 10lbs of water LIkE NOW) but we curviez sure do look good in the buff!! Lol haha Jk! Also in our country the range is pretty small it’s either u are stick thin or u FAT gurl! Haha while some people inject their bodies for curves haha Lately it’s not that i dont care..THIS IS ME! I’ve been so patient x understanding with myself! I understand what my job needs i understand what patience i need for myself as well aand ofcourse discipline 🙄 (so hard) lol i understand why Im bloated why i got a little cuteness around my cheeks n my nose is more button than Pinocchio haha i know I’m not fat lol.. i remind myself this medicine I’m taking for my pcos makes me sleepy, super bloated, makes me hungry gives me zits+headaches.. when Im tired i don’t force a workout.. if I’m hungry lately i eat! (still not unhealthy..ish lol) Haha Im all good with it cause i knw i have a masta plan! Ur body is constantly changing! That’s why i ain’t even trippin cause i know this is just a transition n break for myself on this fitness journey..its all about health for me! Mental, spiritual, physical! So u gotta keep those stress levels down..choose what to trip on haha if not dont trip on anythin if kaya mo lol! But I am excited for this last month of meds to end :)then it’s go time/shred time /fasting prayer time! till then lets enjoy this extra me for some extra hugs! Some extra love haha IM NOT POSTING THIS CAUSE I FEEL BAD OR FOR COMMENTS BUT TO SHARE ladies and gents LOVE URSELF no matter where u are! Specially in those transition periods! That’s the time u need it the most:) LOVE OTHERS in transition! hugs everyone!! Squishy hugs!

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“I love [and] understand me!” she said. “Yes, I’m curvy! On my normal days [I measure up to] 34c-25-37 (cause [of the] booty) and the abs are poppin’ for no reason.”

“On my best days my waistline gets even smaller,” she added. “Sometimes if everything is in sync I go back to my 23.5 waist!”

Even on days Laurel’s waist returns to her usual size, she said she could still look fat. The actress said that as someone with a curvy figure, she is always “one wrong angle, one wrong outfit, one burger away from looking fat.” She also stated that she does not process salt and sugar “very well,” which leads her to retain around 10 pounds of water at times.

Laurel said she knew that she was not fat because she understands her body, and why she was bloated at the time. She explained that the medicines she takes for her Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) has some side effects such as making her drowsy, hungry and “super bloated.”


The actress also revealed that she does not force herself to work out when she is tired, and eats when she feels hungry. Despite what her body is going through, she does not mind it because she knows that people’s bodies constantly change.

“That’s why [I] ain’t even trippin cause [I] know this is just a transition n break for myself on this fitness journey.. [it’s] all about health for me!” she stated. “Mental, spiritual, physical!”

Laurel clarified that she did make her post because she felt bad, but to remind everyone to love themselves “no matter where” they are.

“[Especially] in those transition periods!” she added. “That’s the time [you] need it the most. LOVE OTHERS in transition!”  /ra


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