“Family’s weight comments cause girls lasting harm”

says Reuters


I was never overweight when I was growing up, but I was the “fat sister.” I’m still fighting that. It didn’t help that our mother was overweight. I liked being the missionary sister much better.

“All of the women in the study were part of a larger project looking at eating disorder prevention; they were considered to be at high risk based on their excessive worries about their weight, shape and eating habits. At the start of the study, they all completed a battery of surveys, including ones that asked about hurtful comments during childhood and current levels of self-esteem.”