What’s the Cause?

  1. Emily says:

    Yep. I’ve often thought that if it weren’t for fear of what others would see and think, I wouldn’t be as worried about what my body looked like even with its current “extra” 5-10ish pounds. I also wouldn’t be nearly as worried about what I eat if health was truly my goal and not the underlying and persisent fear of gaining weight.
    When I am accepting of my now body, I feel much more sane with food and just more generally peaceful. It’s when the body loathing thoughts start rolling that I start wanting to eat everything.

  2. Maru says:

    This is so f%#-ing important and so overlooked. I wish more experts talked about fat fobia, thin privilege, and all the social / cultural aspects of our fear to get fat and our deep ingrained body hatred…It’s extremely important to promote this message (I don’t know how, but I hope someday I’ll become mainstream), specially among teenage girls and young women. So thanks a lot for this post! 🙂