In Western culture, being fat (or anything other than model-skinny or athlete-fit) carries a lot of baggage with it. Overweight people are often stereotyped as lazy slobs who have no control over their eating habits. Everyone loves to hate the fat person, and it’s easy to critique their figure and habits under the guise of being concerned about their health. But are any of these stereotypes actually justified?

It’s undeniably true that there is a correlation between eating well and working out and living longer and with fewer health problems. There is also a correlation between obesity and health problems…

Michaela Meyer

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