11 episodes

When you're fat you feel so different, because everything about the world (from chairs and clothes to doctors and dating) is designed to tell you that you're wrong, you don't belong, it isn’t OK to be in the body you have. And then you meet someone who just gets it. Which is what happened to Pallavi and Ameya.

Plenty of belly bumps, loads of booty jokes and much ranting in frustration at chairs with arms later, the Fat. So? Podcast was born.

Ameya and Pallavi discuss being fat—the pain, the joy, the learning, the dark humor and the silver lining. They discuss body image, societal norms, working hard at self love, failing at weight loss, loneliness, food, love and sex! Tune in alternate Sunday evenings to hear them talk their way out of the maze into the brave new world of loving yourself.

You can follow @fatsopodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

This podcast is supported by Suno India. For more stories like this, you can listen to http://www.sunoindia.in.

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When you're fat you feel so different, because everything about the world (from chairs and clothes to doctors and dating) is designed to tell you that you're wrong, you don't belong, it isn’t OK to be in the body you have. And then you meet someone who just gets it. Which is what happened to Pallavi and Ameya.

Plenty of belly bumps, loads of booty jokes and much ranting in frustration at chairs with arms later, the Fat. So? Podcast was born.

Ameya and Pallavi discuss being fat—the pain, the joy, the learning, the dark humor and the silver lining. They discuss body image, societal norms, working hard at self love, failing at weight loss, loneliness, food, love and sex! Tune in alternate Sunday evenings to hear them talk their way out of the maze into the brave new world of loving yourself.

You can follow @fatsopodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

This podcast is supported by Suno India. For more stories like this, you can listen to http://www.sunoindia.in.

    They love me, they love me not

    They love me, they love me not

    In this final episode of season 1, the fatsos tackle the biggest themes of all: relationships. How does being fat affect your relationship, with friends, lovers, family? Listen to hear about Pallavi's family drama and witness Ameya have a couple of epiphanies--live!

    • 50 min
    To Boldly Go Where No Fatso Has Ever Gone Before

    To Boldly Go Where No Fatso Has Ever Gone Before

    It's finally here! The episode where Pallavi and Ameya get to rant (a LOT) about chairs. And other things, of course. They talk about all the ways in which the world is physically hostile to fatsos, how they've felt while navigating it, and how they have found some peace at last. Plus, rants! Yes, even Pallavi!

    • 26 min
    You Sexy Thang!

    You Sexy Thang!

    Sex - that exciting, taboo, controversial, fun thang that almost everyone thinks of, wants, craves and desires. However, are there enough conversations around it and especially sex for fat people. As Ameya shares her liberated views, Pallavi has a darker journey to the fun times.
    Things we discuss in this episode : 
    Big Big Love by Hanne Blank
    Unbuttoned, the podcast

    • 48 min
    I like to move it, move it!

    I like to move it, move it!

    Moving your body is just the most natural thing, but when you are fat it gets layered with the need for it to result in weight loss. In addition the “exercise industry” which shows fit people get fitter and is not inclusive to larger sizes. As Ameya rants about gyms and waxes lyrical about boxing, Pallavi shares some research on exercise and weight loss as well as her own struggle with finding a movement that works for her. 
    Things we discuss in this episode:
    Linda Bacon's Health at Every Size
    Jason Fung's The Obesity Code
    Inspiring people we follow - liftlikegaya3 on Instagram
    Movement suggestions that work for us -
    Rejuvenation Fitness Group
    Sivananda Yoga
    Metabolic Renewal by Jade Theta
    Figure 8 by Jaana

    • 41 min
    To eat, or not to eat, that is the question

    To eat, or not to eat, that is the question

    Food! Can't live with it; can't live without it. Jokes apart, our love for food is only biology, but the love-hate relationship we have with it is all society. We're bombarded by information and "science", and every 2 years the forbidden foods change. In this episode, listen to Pallavi talk some food and metabolism science, while Ameya discusses the age-old fat is bad for you theory. Plus: potatoes, pizza, fasting, feasting and more!
    Things we discuss in this episode:
    Linda Bacon's Health at Every Size
    Jason Fung's The Obesity Code
    Nina Teicholz's The Big Fat Surprise
    Article in the Independent (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-science-of-saturated-fat-a-big-fat-surprise-about-nutrition-9692121.html)
    Article in the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/21/opinion/when-the-government-tells-you-what-to-eat.html)

    • 46 min
    Wear What You Want, aka #effyourbeautystandards

    Wear What You Want, aka #effyourbeautystandards

    It's party season! And for fatsos it's worry-about-your-clothes-more-than-usual season. In this episode, Pallavi and Ameya talk about feeling excluded by retail, finding their style, breaking expectations, where they get their clothes and more.
    Sources:
    Ameya: M&S, Jockey, Sari Series, C&A, Old Navy, Target, Aerie (american eagle), Eshakti, Junarose by vero moda
    Pallavi: ASOS online, Zivame, Revolution Delhi
    This podcast is supported by Suno India. For more stories like this, you can listen to www.sunoindia.in (http://www.sunoindia.in/) . Also follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sunoindia.in) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SunoIndia_in) or Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sunoindia.in) .

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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podcast-dj ,

Great podcast

I am a “lean” person, but when you described the problem of not finding the clothes that fit you right, I am like yeah that’s my problem on the opposite side of spectrum. It’s super hard to find a good dress that fit you (0 petite), or not sagging from the side or neck while avoiding those wired/push ups.. not to diminish any problem but just saying I echo the issues you describe in the show from the other side and enjoy listening to your show. We in any society need to be respectful of everyone irrespective of their shape/size/color and give them equal opportunity. Do not judge anyone without being in their shoes.

Your health is what matters. Cheers!!

Melangeofwords ,

An eye-opener!

I’m a cis, straight-sized Indian woman who has been reading and learning so much more about body positivity. I want to appreciate these two wonderful women for opening up this much needed conversation about fat positivity in India. Being fat is seen as a big “no-no” in India with so much problematic associations to it.

This podcast is taking a big step towards breaking that glass ceiling of negative body image tropes. Kudos to the awesome Ameya and Pallavi, and please keep it going with these kickass podcast sessions!

Aldace64 ,

Thank you

You speak to my heart and affirm that the struggle transcends age and gender and ethnicity.

I was promised a bike if I lost 30 pounds. I was 11. I was told I would never get married or have a nice job or anything because I was always fat

I cried when I heard you echo my life. For reference I am a 55 year old white male from the middle of the USA. I have been married 34 years and have a wonderful full life, but everything is run through the filter of my fat ...

Thank you for your voices. They are like balm to an old soul.

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