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Old 12-29-2016, 07:35 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Leem View Post
One of the biggest changes has been in my confidence and self esteem. I don't know when I allowed it to be stripped from me but it had been. Or maybe it was never very strong to begin with as even when I weighed 130-140 in my teens I felt I was fat. Of course I wasn't but that is the message that I received; I wasn't perfect enough.
This probably is the key to the majority of weight gain histories among women.

Fat-bashing and weight-loss harassment is inflicted upon legions of totally normal teenage girls, with medically normal BMI's - simply because the teen girl ideal is plain underweight. And not every female can physically and psychologically meet it.

The social pressure to conform ruins self-esteem, starts frustrating diet-careers, contributes to depression, fuels more weight gain than would happen otherwise - and leads to women wasting a significant chunk of their energy on this 'problem'. Energy which could be much more productively used on other endeavors to get ahead in life.

I often wonder what the social and medical tally of this harm inflicted millionfold would amount to - and if stopping this process wouldn't save a big chunk out of the claimed health costs for the so-called 'obesity crisis'. It's a pervasive issue nobody is aware of, that has no lobby - and could be changed so easily.
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