Diet Information
Fat Acceptance - Discrimination Against Overweight People - Obesity as a Serious Medical Condition

Fat Acceptance

Diet Information  - Obesity - Causes of Obesity - What is the Best Weight Loss Diet?

Fat Acceptance

Introduction
For many years society has discriminated against fat people. Indeed, in most Western countries it still does. To try to overcome this prejudice and establish rights of their own, overweight people have created the Fat Acceptance movement.

Being very overweight (obese) is first and foremost a health issue
Obesity may have a wide range of social implications, many of them unfair and discriminatory, but it is first and foremost a health issue.

According to the UK government:

"obesity is a hazard to health and a detriment to well-being - it is one of the most important medical and public health problems of our time."

FACTS

  • 1 in 3 Americans are estimated to have a serious weight problem.
  • Obese parents tend to pass on their eating habits to their children.
  • An estimated 300,000 Americans die prematurely each year, due to weight-related disease. Estimates for 2002 are much higher.
  • In most cases, obesity is entirely preventable.

Advantages of Fat Acceptance
Insofar as it neutralizes the propaganda put out by Western society that everyone has to be 'thin', Fat Acceptance is a very positive force.

Drawbacks of Fat Acceptance
To some people who happen to be seriously overweight, Fat Acceptance may offer a reason for not taking steps towards improving their health. In view of the health consequences of obesity, such inaction may prove highly undesirable.

Verdict
If you are obese, don't use Fat Acceptance as a reason to do nothing about your weight problem. Please consult your doctor.

See Obesity.


DIETING and WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

BEST DIET | Free Diet Plan | Diet Program to Lose Weight | How to Lose Weight | Calorie Needs | Weight Loss Advice | Free Diets - Special Conditions | Diet Questions | Diet Advice For Men | Best Online Diet Plan | Best Weight Loss Diet Plan | How to Lose Weight Fast | Do Diet Programs Work | Types of Weight Loss Programs | Diet Tips | Best Forum For Diet Support | New Diets and Dieting Articles | Obesity Advice | Weight Chart | Help to Lose Weight | Diet Pills Advice | Side Effects | Xenical Fat Blockers | Meridia Diet Pills | Do Weight Loss Pills Work | Laxatives to Lose Weight | Weight Management Guidelines | Surgery for Weight Loss | Health Risks | Gastric Bypass Diet | Eating Disorders | How to Stop Bingeing | Weight Loss & Exercise | Weight Loss After Pregnancy | Diet Recipes | Diet Newletter | Weight Loss Resources | Diet & Weight Loss Links

REVIEWS OF DIETS

Reviews of Diets | Atkins Diet | Cabbage Soup Diet | Cider Vinegar Diet | Fad Diets | Food Combining | Grapefruit Diet | High Fiber Diets | Jenny Craig Diet | Low Calorie Diets | Low Fat Diets | Low GI Diet | Metabolic Typing Diet | Peanut Butter Diet | Scarsdale Diet | South Beach Diet | Sugar Busters | Three Hour Diet | Weight Watchers Diet | Zone Diet | Weight Loss Diet Reviews

SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS and FOODS

Diets for ADD/ADHD | Alcohol & Dietary Health | Diet For Alcoholics | Arthritis Diet | Blood Pressure Diet | Bodybuilding Diet | BRAT Diet | Cancer Diet | Candida Diet | Cholesterol Lowering Diet | Constipation Diet | Crohn's Disease | DASH Diet | Detox Diet | Diabetic Diet Tips | Gluten Free Diet | Healthy Heart Diet | High Protein Diets | Hyperactivity Diet | Indian Diet | Irritable Bowel Diet | Lactose Intolerance | Lactose-Free Non-Dairy Calcium | Low Sodium Diet | Medical Diet | Mediterranean Diet | Menopause Diet | Migraine Dietary Advice | PMS Diet | Renal Diet | Smokers Diet | Vegetarian

DIETARY NUTRITION, HEALTHY EATING, GLYCEMIC INDEX and CALORIES

Latest Dietary Guidelines | Healthy Diet | Diet For Children | Diet For Teens | Diet Nutrition Advice | Fat in Food | Best Fats | How Much Fat Needed | Guide to Glycemic Index | Guide to Glycemic Load | GI Per Food Serving | GI Values For Food Groups | Carbs & Glycemic Index | Low Carb Diets | Daily Carb Needs | How Much Fiber Needed | Folate Intake RDA | Calcium Intake RDA | Protein Intake RDA | Sugar Intake | Food Calorie Charts

Diet-i.com provides general information on healthy eating, special diets and weight loss programs, diet nutrition, diet pills and weight loss surgery. However no advice given here is intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. For the sake of your health, always consult your doctor before making any significant dietary, nutritional or lifestyle changes. Copyright 2001-2018 Diet Information. All rights reserved.