Everyone has an opinion on body fat – some say fat will kill you, some say fat will give you cancer, some say fat is just fat, and some say fat is ugly.
And there are as many opinions about fat people: lazy fat gluttons who have no self discipline, stuff their faces with junk food and don’t care about their health. Fat people know none of that is true, and science knows that’s not true.
Sadly much of the media behaves as though it is true.
When anyone does talk about why we’re fatter than we were 50 years ago, what functions fat has in our bodies, or how much fat is “too much” they can barely be heard in amongst all the panic about the “obesity crisis”. Sigh.
This series of articles examines all kinds of issues around fat – one thing I can say for sure is that fat is one of the most emotionally laden topics of our time, and fear of fat is a major driver in eating disorders, mood disorders, and negative body image issues. We’re a crazy society 🙂
I will add to this series over time because we’re learning more about fat all the time – meanwhile please read on and I’d love you to share your thoughts.
All these pages will open in a new tab so you don’t lose this page. So here in no particular order are some ideas for you to consider around body fat: good, bad or ugly.
- Body Fat Is Bad??
- Should you tell someone they’re fat?
- What to Say When Someone Asks: Does This Make Me Look Fat?
- Fat Hate and Social Justice with Dr Samantha Thomas
- Why Diets Don’t Work
- Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat (and sick)
- Not Eating Can Make You Fatter
- Does Dieting Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?
- Can you be fit and fat?
- Get Thin then you can love your body
- Thin Is Healthy