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."