Weight Obsession: It’s No Joke

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(KPRC) Most of us know someone who obsesses about weight, how they look or what they eat. 

As a society, we’ve gotten great at laughing when someone speaks badly about themselves. If someone called you fat it would be outrageous, but if they say it about themselves, it’s often considered funny.

Psychologist Catherine Ruscitti from the Eating Recovery Center in Houston, Texas says women joke about being fat or hating their bodies, but the reality is it’s bullying and it’s time we stop each other from doing it.

“Almost kind of joke back and say ‘don’t talk about my friend like that,'” Ruscitti says. “It kind of points out the harshness.”

Ruscitti says it’s important to stop because normalizing this self-deprecation, because it teaches kids not to be satisfied with appearances.

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