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Body Size and Eating Habits: STOP Judging!Please?

I saw an article this week on Twitter that really disturbed me. It was about “thin privilege”, and it showed a post with two pictures that went viral….one of a thin young woman getting ready to eat a gigantic burger and fries, and the other of a young (larger size) young lady on the beach. 1,241 more words

Key Change

Back in the day I played viola for my high school’s orchestra.  A viola, for those cool enough in high school to not know what I’m talking about, is an instrument halfway in size and sound between a violin and cello and about a quarter as sought-after.  769 more words

Weight Loss

Supporting Healthy Bodies at UNC: Navigating Obesity, Eating Disorders, and Weight Bias

When discussing health, you’ll notice a trend between two approaches – weight normative and weight inclusive.

The weight-normative approach includes the many principles and practices that emphasize achieving a “normal” weight when defining health and well-being. 3,119 more words

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Self-Blame Does You No Good When Your Trying to Get to A Healthy Weight

Individuals with obesity are stigmatized. They face constant discrimination and unsolicited advice.  We carry many negative and prejudicial beliefs that we often don’t notice when it comes to weight and health. 585 more words

Weight Loss

Weight bias has no place in society, much less in medicine. 

This week, an obesity management physician fat-shamed two scholars in obesity research and called into question their expert status in the field in part due to their physicality. 403 more words

Food And Nutrition

Just Look at the Size of Him!

Weight Bias & Stigma

Have you ever noticed whenever there is media coverage on the topic of obesity, they always show obese people from the neck down?  1,389 more words

Obesity