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You Lazy Fat Slob – Fat Shaming Weightloss Makes Us Fatter

2013 Mental Health Humor - where is the willpower - Chato Stewart the family stew
Cloud Sign: I Give Up – Scale: Fat
Caption: Where is the willpower

On NBC news app, I saw a weightless article entitled: ‘Fat shaming’ actually increases risk of becoming or staying obese, new study says. Fat shaming or discrimination/ prejudice–it’s everywhere!  Even many forms of Fat on Fat shaming from teasing to flat out abuse! As a whole nation, we are getting more and more obese (in the USA about 70% overweight), and it’s happening everywhere… FAT knows no bounds. While it’s easy to put blame on every one but our self, the fact is: no matter what our physical or psychological issues…it is our own hand that puts the food into to our own mouth.  Harsh, yes. True, yes!  But that fact does not help, and you know what else does not help, Fat Shaming!  If you think making fun of someone who is obese is helping them, you’re dead wrong.

There is no easy fix for our weight issues. They are extremely complex and delicate and incorporate everything thing from bad habits to emotional issues.  It’s not just stop eating junk food – many times the only food i can afford to buy my family probably are the worst for us. (We do try to eat as healthy as we can afford financially.)

I learned this this the hard way by fat shaming myself last year and for a while, i thought i was doing good mentally.  When things got hard and emotionally stress took hold that shame turned to guilt.  There was no amount of will power that could stop me from binge eating.

At the doctors this week, I spent time with a nutritionist and will be seeing them every few weeks for a while.  I’m at a crossroad here. If I can’t correct my eating issues, i could be dead within 3 to 5 years IF things don’t change.  It’s not any “new” news…it’s just more of my harsh reality.

So while I may not have the will power, I do have the internet and I’m going to do this again…Yes, I know i said that last year, but I need to keep trying to be healthier weight wise and not just for me but for my kids.

I am not Lazy!  It takes a lot of work to get to 400lbs!


Weight discrimination is prevalent in American society. Although associated consistently with psychological and economic outcomes, less is known about whether weight discrimination is associated with longitudinal changes in obesity.




You Lazy Fat Slob – Fat Shaming Weightloss Makes Us Fatter

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2013). You Lazy Fat Slob – Fat Shaming Weightloss Makes Us Fatter. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 16, 2018, from


Last updated: 8 Aug 2013
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 8 Aug 2013
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