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Diet Alternatives How to lose weight intelligently

Startup question : Lose a little weight, a lot, or none at all Ask yourself if losing weight is really worth it. This is not a pointless question. A lot of people try it, not many achieve it. Ask yourself what you really expect from losing weight. What will it change in your life? What if you were not happy just losing part of your overweight or what if you lost no weight at all? Except in some cases of major health problems, LOSING WEIGHT IS NEVER MANDATORY; IT IS A CHOICE.

How to fight stigmatization of obesity?

Jeffrey Sobal proposed a model to "face obesity" which is composed of four steps (Sobal 1991): Recognition. Identify and become aware of stigmatization mechanisms. Preparedness. Prepare obese people for the effects of stigmatization, enabling them to spot both the various social contexts...

Prevention and implicit stigmatization

Faced with the prominent concern about the development of obesity : Epidemiologists should sound the alarm and look for solutions to curb this phenomenon. Politicians, in response to the public's general concern, should examine this proprietary public health problem in order to legislate. MDs...

Individual dimension of stigmatization

Social rejection induces overweight persons to lose confidence in themselves. In some cases, people have been brushed aside early in their life. This has led to major eating and identity disorders. The professional who is asked to treat people suffering from their weight and from their eating...

Social dimension of stigmatization

Stigmatization was described by Erwing Goffman as a discrediting process which strikes an individual who is considered as "abnormal" or "deviant". He/she is reduced to this single characteristic in other people’s eyes. This “label” justifies a range of social discriminations and even exclusion. Stigmatized individuals then shape themselves based on these rejections by developing a self-devaluation, impairing their body image and legitimizing these negative judgments most often irreversibly.


The fight against overweight and obesity intensifies. It is mostly focused on questions concerning eating and physical exercise, with no significant success as of yet. It brushes aside those people who don't meet weight norms for staying in good health and having the longest possible life expectancy. Starting at a young age, the fear of becoming fat isolates youngsters who are larger than the admissible body shape, which straightway draws attention to their difference.

Eating disorders

Anorexia nervosa It is common that mental anorexia begins with a plump teenager who goes on a diet and succeeds all too well. Then, without really knowing when things get out of control, there is a shift from following a trend to a quest for purity or even rejection of the body.