Stories of Weight Stigma

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 What is Weight Stigma?


According to the Binge Eating Disorder Association, weight stigma is:


  • Shame placed upon individuals based on weight or body size.
  • Judgment and biases predetermined by weight, body size, lifestyle
  • Judgment of a person’s character, work ethics, and personality based on weight
  • Prejudice and discrimination of others because of their weight
  • Inequalities in the employment, health-care, and educational settings due to negative stereotypes that overweight and obese persons are lazy and incompetent
  • Negative attitudes affecting interactions with others
  • Weight stigma can be communicated both directly and indirectly

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How has weight stigma, or comments about your weight impacted you?


You are not alone!


Read these stories of how others have been impacted by weight stigma. Can you relate?

Click here to download the pdf of other’s stories, courtesy of the Binge Eating Disorder Association.


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Rachel Eddins, M.Ed., LPC-S, CGP
Rachel’s passion is to help people discover their personal gifts and strengths to achieve self-acceptance, create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body, and find meaning and fulfillment in work and life roles. She helps people create nurturance and healing from within to restore balance and enoughness and overcome binge eating, emotional eating, anxiety, depression and lack of career fulfillment.

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