Does Fat Shaming Work?

Weight has been a controversial topic in the U.S. and even other parts of the world for some time. Should we voice our concerns for individuals who are severely overweight or praise them? Most people who know anything about health can agree they would rather talk to their loved ones and help them with their weight if they believe it may be a health risk. However, some people believe fat shaming is the perfect cure for obesity. As a person who was once overweight and spends time helping overweight friends on their weight-loss journey,  I’m aware fat shaming doesn’t work.

First, we need to address what fat shaming is. Some people believe fat shaming is simply someone stating the fact that being overweight isn’t healthy. I believe fat shaming is literally shaming someone for being fat such as teasing fat people or bullying them. There’s a difference between shaming and…

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