3 Tips to Help Deal with Fat Shame from a Healthcare Professional

“Lose twenty pounds, and you’ll feel better.” “If you started exercising, this wouldn’t be a problem.”

If you aren’t thin, chances are you’ve gone to the doctor’s office about a lingering cold or a hurt elbow and had to listen to comments like these from your doctor.

These situations can be awkward, upsetting, and triggering. So can we handle them in the moment?

Here with some tips is Golda Poeretsky! Watch as Golda provides empathetic advice about how to deal with body-shaming healthcare providers and how to care for yourself in the process.

Golda Poretsky is a certified holistic health counselor and founder of Body Love Wellness, a program designed for plus-sized women who are fed up with dieting and want support to stop obsessing about food and weight. Follow her on Twitter at @bodylovewellnes.