I don’t hate fat people. However, just like anyone else, if I meet someone and they are fat, I have a tendency to make that an integral part of at least the first impression I have of them. No, this doesn’t mean that I automatically assume that they live at Krispy Kreme. It simply becomes a defining characteristic. I think this is why when people lose weight it is viewed by many as this GIGANTIC change to the transformed persons’ persona. The whole “fat and happy” stigma sort of leaves the person, and I believe this allows this person to be more free to be theirself without restraint.
This isn’t always the case. Some folks are fat and don’t let that make them insecure at all. More power to them, I say.
When it comes down to it, it is the person’s individual values that makes their life affected or unaffected by their weight.
Honestly, I think many of the health problems associated with being fat stem from the increased stress of worrying what the fatness itself makes people think of you.
I’ve been there, and, having just dropped down from 230 lbs. to 179 lbs. in four months, I can honestly say that I’m more open to others and happy with myself than ever before. That’s saying a lot when on a low-carb diet