Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Even little kids feel fat
I remember being furious with my ex- because he looked at our toddler daughter and said, "Is she getting fat?"
As if I had not gone that whole route my whole life-starting with amphetamines, threats, insults, etc., when I was not yet in junior high.
The study investigator points out that weight stigma and discrimination greatly influence the change of suffering from mental health issues--such as stress and anxiety.
He says non-stigmatizing supportive health care is paramount, because stigma reduces the potential of all interventions of any kind.
Eating behavior has been associated with depression and mood--and your mood in turn impacts food choice and consumption.
Doctors, he noted, need to "prescribe" exercise to treat both mental and physical concerns.
I don't even know if that's the whole answer.
Everyone needs to be more conscious of this....all this.
Just today, a friend told me about an obese 25-yr-old who had a gallbladder attack. The friend said she was "not being mean, the girl is fat." Yes, obesity can increase the risk of this, but I also know "skinny" people with gallbladder stones. Why is "fat" always the first go-to?