Fat is NOT a Dirty Word: Expert Says Body-Shaming Is Real, But Running Away From The Word Is Denial


Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) November 19, 2014

Walmarts Fat Girl controversy highlights how sensitive people are to one word, says weight loss expert Dr. Myo Nwe, who wonders if the outrage only serves as a distraction. Dr. Nwe, co-founder of the Ace Medical Weight Loss Center in South Carolina and co-author of Fat-Me-Not: Weight Loss Diet of the Future, is encouraging patients to not be upset by the word fat. Her new book embraces the realities of the term from both a scientific and a social standpoint.

When Walmart labeled Halloween costumes specifically for fat girls, people were right to be offended, Dr. Nwe says. But dont turn it into a dirty word where Americans have to tip-toe around the topic. Weight management is far too important for that.

According to Dr. Nwe, the word fat can have many diverse meanings at different times, but it shouldnt be used as a weapon or feared like one.

Its time to have a serious conversation about weight control in this country, says Dr. Nwe. This is a life-and-death issuenot a debate over appropriate use of words. Too much energy is spent discussing the word fat when perhaps it should be redirected elsewhere.

Nwe is a practicing internal medicine specialist in South Carolina. Her book Fat-Me-Not examines weight loss as an industry, assessing the many changing trends of dieting against the scientific realities of the digestive tract. She also explores the social concepts of being overweight, including case studies from her own practice.

Body shaming is real, but we cant allow it to silence the discussion, Dr. Nwe writes. The best weight loss strategy is to have your eyes and mind wide opento confront the real issue and not get caught up in controversy. She also says we need to understand the body as well as the struggle many obese people face in their daily lives.

And that means not limiting our vocabulary, Dr. Nwe says. There is an enemy in this fight, but it isnt words.

Reference: http://www.businessinsider.com/wal-mart-sells-fat-girl-costumes-2014-10







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(PRWEB) November 14, 2014

Many are excited to see the results from Ben Shaw’s second Titan Transformation curriculum. The first release created many body and life transformations. A notable success story is of a single mother, Anna Myers, who lost over 170 pounds in her Titan Transformation journey.

Anna shared, “There was a time not long ago my life felt empty. I struggled with weight loss issues for over 20 years.” She continued to explain the most powerful component of the Titan Transformation curriculum was doing daily affirmations. Listen to her full story here.

Shaw promotes three principles to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle: intake, affirm and train. He delivers this based on his personal belief that the general public is becoming increasingly unhealthy in our country.

“People need someone or something to get their life and eating habits under control”, says Shaw. They need to get in shape to regain the full, vibrant life being unhealthy and overweight has stolen from them.”

More than 365,000 lives are being lost each year due to weight related health issues. As obesity levels rise at an alarming rate, it seems as if this epidemic is unstoppable. According to Shaw, a major contributor is found in the countless offerings who make it sound as if losing weight is incredibly easy and can be achieved with just a few minutes each day. The myth of being able to lose weight, stay fit, and be healthy using short-cut methods is becoming more prevalent in todays culture, and this is something Shaw is trying to fight against.

“We see people in the gyms every day that end up looking the same regardless of the efforts they put in because they dont know how to really change their body,” says Shaw. “They dont know how to push their body to the intensity required for the body to change and many risk injuries by not training correctly. Those who take part in the Titan Transformation curriculum are trained to do the right exercises the right way at the correct intensity, thereby avoiding injury and achieving the desired results.”

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