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11/18/19, Yahoo Style, What now? Making sense of body positivity in a fatphobic world, by Elizabeth Di Filippo

“I have a lot of empathy for individuals who are caught in fatphobia. It makes sense, given that we’re in a culture which is really focused on shaming people about their bodies,” Dr. Linda Bacon, PhD and associate nutritionist at University of California, Davis said during an interview with Yahoo Canada. “We have huge industries that benefit from us believing that we’re too fat and that there’s something that’s wrong with us,” the author of Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight and Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight, continued. “It makes sense that individuals absorb those messages. It’s really important that we disentangle those messages.”

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