Weight Stigma

It’s weight stigma awareness week, and I’m choosing not to get onto my soapbox. I’ve just got a few brief questions for you.

  • Do you think you’re better than someone who weighs more than you?
  • Would you be a worthier or more awesome human being if you weighed less?
  • Would you love yourself more if you lost weight? If so, why?

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(I am assuming your response is “Heck no!”)

Then why is fat bashing okay, or even being cruel to yourself because of your size? How you view yourself matters. If you have children, they’re absorbing it–they’re little sponges. How you treat yourself ripples out, and it takes tremendous courage to love yourself no matter what.

You’re beautiful. I promise. Just as you are. Nothing can change that.


About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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4 Responses to Weight Stigma

  1. Kim Bouldin says:

    LOVE this post! Thank you for sharing this!


  2. Thanks, P.D. I’ll have to check it out.

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