“Fat acceptance” blogs urging overweight people to shed negative feelings about their body image can lead to healthier diet and exercise choices, a study has found.
The fat acceptance movement, which seeks to foster a support network among overweight people, has inspired a…
The role of the fatosphere in fat adults’ responses to obesity stigma: a model of empowerment without a focus on weight loss. Dickins M, Thomas SL, King B, Lewis S, Holland K. — http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21810992 and Dr Samantha Thomas’s blog post on this study
And: How do obese individuals perceive and respond to the different types of obesity stigma that they encounter in their daily lives? A qualitative study. Lewis S, Thomas SL, Blood RW, Castle DJ, Hyde J, Komesaroff PA. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21944718
“I don’t eat a hamburger and large chips every day!” A qualitative study of the impact of public health messages about obesity on obese adults. Lewis S, Thomas SL, Hyde J, Castle D, Blood RW, Komesaroff PA. - abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20525310 PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-10-309.pdf