Binge Eating Disorder and the “Good” fat Girl

When you lose weight to gain acceptance or approval from other people, you’re essentially saying that the fat-shaming worked.

When we treat individuals who lose weight like they’ve become a better person as a result of their weight-loss, we might be sending the wrong message.  If they’ve lost weight due to a binge-eating disorder, we’re congratulating them for succeeding with an unhealthy behavior.  

Do you agree that there’s such a thing as the “good fat girl”? What’s the best way to focus healthy lifestyle without reinforcing the mindset that weight loss and appearance are all that matter?

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