Did you know that there are multiple reasons why this happens?
When I was young, the common thought was that when people were overweight, they just had no willpower. It was thought that obese people were just lazy and had no resistance to carbohydrates and extra fats. It was also thought that obese people were not as clean as they could be either...mainly because they could not bend to clean floors, bathrooms, and vaccuum, etc.
I have been doing some research on this subject and have discovered that there are a myriad of factors involved with obesity.
People who were obese had huge challenges finding work...in fact they still do. It is all because of the underlying thought that fat people are less productive and not as smart as slim people. There is still a stigma around being fat.
So, when you grow up being fat and your friends say mean things about you behind your back, within earshot, how does that make you feel?
Chances are that the reason someone is 'fat' is because of something you would never have thought.
Don't you think that a fat person would like to be accepted and respected just like anyone else?
What do you feel about society's view is of fat people?
What can they do to help themselves overcome some of these societal barriers?
If you have questions about what to do about your situation or someone you know, feel free to ask. I am also open to your comments.
This is the first in a series of blogs on the topic of yo-yo diets.
It is not all about me. It is about how many people I can help.
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