The systemic stigma surrounding weight propagates negative attitudes toward people in larger bodies and can result in discriminatory treatment towards such individuals. The effects of this stigma can manifest physically and psychologically, ranging from issues like poor metabolic health to eating disorders. Unfortunately, this stigma is not absent from healthcare, as many patients in larger bodies report experiencing weight stigma directly from physicians, dietitians, and mental health providers.
Myths about Larger Bodies
"If you want to prevent or treat eating disorders, you must make it safe to be fat."
- Deb Burgard, Ph.D., FAED
At Anxiety Experts, we have crafted our approach to be part of the solution by shifting the stigma paradigm.