Dr Linda Bacon is the author of ‘Health at every size’ and says that being thin seems to be a cultural obsession.
She says people should embrace the bodies they have and not try to fit into a social ideal of being skinny.
“We hear in the news all the time about an obesity epidemic and how people are dying of obesity,” says Dr Bacon. “It’s just not true. What is true is that people are heavier than they used to be but what’s also true is that we’re living longer than ever before.”
“There are many reasons for why someone might be living in a fat body… for some people that’s just genetics… to try to judge somebody by their weight will give you a lot of misinformation.”