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Weight Stigma

Monday, June 14, 2021

"Contrary to public perceptions, weight stigma does not motivate people to lose weight. Instead it worsens health and reduces quality of life. The harmful impacts of weight stigma can be real and long-lasting. They range from emotional distress — depressive symptoms, anxiety, low self-esteem — to disordered eating, unhealthy eating behaviors, lower physical activity, weight gain, increased physiological stress and avoiding health care." --Washington Post 6/13/21 "Weight stigma study in the U.S. and 5 other nations shows the worldwide problem of such prejudice."

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  • ETHELMERZ
    Exactly. I’m just reading, “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat”, by Aubrey Gordon.

    And “Never Satisfied” a Cultural History of Diets, Fantasies and Fat.

    Good luck, friends.
    45 days ago
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  • RAZZOOZLE
    emoticon blog thanks
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  • LINDA!
    Oh, I certainly agree. Until I was older, I never had a weight problem. So I did not really experience the stigma that a young woman experiences. My daughter has always dealt with weight issues. Oh, how many verbal insults she endured. It broke my heart to hear them. Some would ask if she were pregnant, etc. I feel so sad for all that go through this. We are all people. We all deserve to be treated with dignity.
    45 days ago
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