So much internet/social media information is posted concerning food, nutrition and health. My blog will put an affirmative spin on things, and give you the best advice given current research, cross cultural observations and my 32 years of working with clients a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Here we go!
Lisa Richardson MA, RDN
WANT TO GET FATTER? (crazy negative headline to get you to read on)
A study by Rabin, 2015, showed that (contrary to popular belief) criticizing people and trying to shame them about their weight actually has the opposite effect.
Shamer: “I see you are a member of the clean plate club.” “Didn’t they have one in your size?” (passive aggressive ways that people are told they are too fat.)
Shamed (thinking): Well, I won’t ever let anyone SEE me eat.
Result: Being embarrassed to eat in front of family or friends will lead to increased hunger which will lead to secret binges and more fat cells, more guilt and shame, and the cycle continues.
Be very careful of your words; they may have unintended negative consequences.