Does Fat Shaming Lead to Weight Loss?
Shame does not encourage weight loss. In fact, it accomplishes the exact opposite.
In a 2013 paper published in PLoS ONE, researchers from Florida State University asserted,
“Rather than motivating individuals to lose weight, weight discrimination increases risk for obesity.”
The researchers found fat shaming obese individuals also leads to poor mental health outcomes.
How can you help others lose weight, without being critical of them?