The End of Fat Talk

October 24, 2014 2:38 PM

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Most people, fat or thin, have engaged in fat talk at some point in their life. Many grow up in households where it runs rampant, hearing size shaming comments from parents, watching moms bash their own bodies while getting dressed, having grandparents pinch parts of their bodies or making comments like, "you'd be so pretty if you just lost some weight." Family reunions are dreaded events for these very reasons.

High schools girls sit around the lunch table picking at their food (some without any food), talking about how many calories are in this and that, what supermodels they want to look like, and whether or not they have thigh gaps. Young boys are starting to engage in fat talk too. They are more obsess...

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