About Obesity Large Bodies
Obesity is a medical term that carries with it a load of shame. I prefer to use the word Fat to describe those in larger bodies. If you prefer a different word, such as larger body, that’s fine too. However, let’s agree to not use the word obese because your body is NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF! We all come in various shapes and sizes and that’s a good thing! After all, you might also have big feet or very small feet, or be tall or short. We are a varied bodied people… we aren’t robots.
In a thin-obsessed culture, it can be very difficult to accept your body as it is. Even those who have recovered from body image/eating disorder struggles, have days they struggle to accept their body. That’s why we can work with you to help you get to a place of acceptance; because acceptance of your fat or thin or in between body as-is will free you from the supremacy of cultural ideals that hurt many and elevate a few.
Weight bias is real. It happens at the doctors office. It happens with family. It happens with friends. It happens in the grocery store. We get it. It sucks. Here at Food Is Not The Enemy, we will help create a safe space for you to talk about your feelings about your body. We will validate the struggles you have and help you work on the underlying feelings that lead you to feel shame about your body. We will help you connect with those who can be your allies against weight bias.
Did you know that the BMI, which is where this term “obesity” comes from? It is simply a number based on height and weight! Did you know that this scale was originally created by a numbers guy to determine car insurance premiums? How did it go from this to using it as a way to determine a person’s health and to shame people!!?? Your height and weight doesn’t determine your health! How could it; how can just two factors determine anything so complex as health!!! You are amazing just as you are! Since you don’t know that yet, let us help you find the amazing you. Let us help you let go of the shame about how you look.
Reach out to us by phone or email (whichever you are most comfortable with) and we can help you get the help you need to take control back! When you are ready, contact us. Just one phone call or email away can be the start of your improved health, mind and life! Call someone today 🙂