First, Let’s Talk Weight Stigma
Talking about weight, diets and body size can be a vulnerable subject to open up about. I wholeheartedly support you and want you to know that you are not alone (in the slightest).
If anything, you should know that MOST people are struggling... I know this from counselling clients of all sizes, in all areas of life, of all ages...
Ending Weight Stigma!?
Media and society have constructed an image of what a “healthy” individual should “look” like. This is problematic in many ways, affecting how we view ourselves, how we treat one another, and misinforming the core definition of health. It can lead people to think health is defined by the space we occupy (i.e. body size), as opposed to thinking about the bigger picture for our overall well being.
Perpetuating weight and body size stigma even becomes a “moral” issue – where food and weight defines one’s worth and value.