At least it does according to this article, where health care professionals are worried that some fat people “now seem to think their weight is just fine.” WELL GOD FORBID.
So you look at people around you or maybe you hear news stories that now two thirds of Americans are now overweight or obese, and you think, oh Iâ€™m not doing so bad, overweight is now normal.
But they hasten to add that it’s really about healthy choices.
Dr. Sharon Herring works with obese patients at Temple University Hospital. She tries to strike a balance between body acceptance and encouraging women to lose weight. She usually avoids setting numerical weight loss goals, and instead talks about making healthy choices. But if patients are concerned about the way they look, sheâ€™ll go with it:
So if the patient says â€œMy biggest motivation is fitting into size eight pair of pants, and thatâ€™s really their biggest motivation, weâ€™ll go with that and weâ€™ll set goals around fitting into that size 8 pair of pants again. But I think to start we always want people to realize that where they are, whether they are at a size 14 or a size 21, are thatâ€™s beautiful, too.
Well, it’s good that she’s at least throwing “body acceptance” in there somewhere. It’s better than nothing.
Thanks to Sarah for the tip!
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