Science Says Fat Shaming Backfires — So Can We Finally Stop It?

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Love Your Body: Science Says Fat Shaming Backfires, So Let's Stop

A study out of the United Kingdom tells most of us what we already know: Fat shaming isn’t making it any easier to lose weight. The study asked nearly 3,000 adults whether or not they’d been discriminated against — harassed, disrespected, treated as if they weren’t smart, subjected to poor service at restaurants and stores — because of their weight.

Keywords: body image, female body image, shame, shame and body image, body image issues

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