|Dr. Laura Schlessinger|
In other words, she fat shames.
The fallacy, of course, is that when someone makes you feel bad, you typically use food to comfort yourself.
And the merry-go-round keeps spinning.
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The study measured "the degree to which people undergoing weight loss surgery translate 'anti-fat' attitudes into negative beliefs about themselves," said Michelle R. Lent, Ph.D., investigator and clinical psychologist at Geisinger's Obesity Institute in an official press release. The researchers found "these negative feelings make people vulnerable to low self-esteem, depression and binge eating,"
Which means those with the most body shame before the surgery had the least success after the surgery.
Kind of like a mom telling her daughter she's stupid and then expecting her to ace the test.
|One person's funny |
is another person's fat shaming
Not surprisingly, feeling bad about yourself -- which includes being shamed about your body weight -- is not a great motivator to melt fat. More likely, the opposite will happen.
Speaking from personal experience, the less a woman feels pressured by external sources to lose weight -- whether it be her doctor, her husband or Dr. Laura -- the more likely she will feel empowered to take positive action if, or when, she feels like it.
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