NYT Article About “Fat Talk”
The New York Times published an article about “fat talk” that I thought I’d share. I will fully admit that I sometimes participate in “fat talk” although I have gotten much better about not automatically diving into the conversation. Usually I feel pressured into engaging in this kind of conversation, like it’s expected of me. Often, for me, if someone says something negative about their body, I will try and make them feel better by saying something negative about my body, which is completely counterproductive. But, it’s like we’ve been conditioned to converse about our bodies in this manner. I’m trying to be more conscious of this, and I’m trying to stop.
Here is a link to the article: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/27/fat-talk-compels-but-carries-a-cost/?smid=tw-nytimes