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Confronting Weight Bias

My heart was broken three times this week. A client of mine told me a story of how a neighbor left a set of dumbbells on her front porch with a note that said, “You might want to try these.”  I sat in a gathering of women, all of whom made critical comments about themselves as they were looking through photos.  And I met with a school administrator who told me about a student who was made fun of by her fellow 7 year olds for bringing a bag of Cheetos in her lunch – the other kids pointing at her and saying “those aren’t healthy! You’re gonna get fat!”

We live in a time and place where thin and fit bodies are afforded privilege and respect, and large bodies are subject to prejudice and discrimination.

This makes me crazy.

To read the full article, click here:  http://psychologyofeating.com/confronting-weight-bias/

 

About Carmen Cool

I am a psychotherapist who invites people to shift their focus from striving for the "right" weight or way of eating into a way of being that is more vibrant and alive.

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