In my previous article, I discussed the dangers of the current medical, “wellness,” and dietary trends that are advocating for a one-sized-fits all “healthy” body. I stated the flaws in associating a higher risk for chronic diseases in those with larger body sizes and the harmful psychological, biological, cultural, and societal effects that this bias has. I also voiced concern for the disordered eating patterns for all body shapes that it is perpetuating.
In my latest article, I continue with the biases found within “obesity” studies and the confusion of causation for this associative factor. I also begin my review of the problems of claiming that food can be addictive. Just like last week, I imagine I’m going to get a lot of feedback.
However, my fear for the ramifications of not speaking up on the negative consequences for our whole nation in continuing to place thinness as a means to an end for health and happiness is more important than “fitting in.”
It may not be the popular or prosperous position, but it is in following my own integrity.
Click here to read more about how the current moralizing about food and linking body size to virtue is of itself alarming, unscientific, and cruel.
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