Emotional Insecurity About Body Weight Could Lead to Binge Eating

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Emotional Insecurity About Body Weight Could Lead to Binge Eating


A recents study shows that young adults may experience psychological distress when insecure about their body weight. In turn, this could lead to unhealthy eating habits to cope with distress. Not surprising. However, supporting unhealthy weight gain could prove fatal.


The two ends of the spectrum:


1. Face the uncomfortable reality that obesity is not health and fix it.


2. Ignore obesity as a serious threat to health and glorify obesity as socially acceptable.


Key Point

Facing uncomfortable truths about obesity could save lives.



Is “weight stigma” a serious concern? Should we stay silent while obesity causes over 500,000 deaths in America each year?

It seems like simply putting pizza or cake in front of someone can also trigger binge eating. So we must focus on making junk food unthinkable, not eliminating triggers.

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