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date: 31 October 2020

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This article offers a critical perspective on culturally dominant views of people deemed ‘too fat’ or ‘too thin’, and considers how societal views towards body weight can lead people to feel denigrated and pathologized. It calls for a shift in society's approach towards diets and weight loss in favour of a focus on health rather than body size.

Keywords: body weight, diet, weight loss, health, body size, appearance psychology

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