(Content Warning: Fat-shaming, eating disorders)
“But science! types the angry internet commenter.”
If you set aside the fat-shaming stereotypes about weight being a matter of “self-control,” what does science really say about weight loss?
There’s a good chance that you think losing weight takes willpower – people just have to eat less to weigh less, right?
Wrong. And Riley J. Dennis has the research that proves it. She makes an excellent point about what this means for our society’s common (and judgmental) ideas about body types.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- BMI Is Bullsh*t – Here’s Why It’s Time for Doctors to Ditch It
- How to Support People’s Health Issues Without Fat-Shaming
Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.