Can You Stay Off “Fat Talk” — For A Week?

Robin S. Rosenberg for the Huffington Post: “It’s not uncommon for women (or even men) to bond with each other over the travails of their appearance: their hair, their clothes, their weight, their fat. Sound familiar? If so, take note. The week of Oct. 16-22 is Fat Talk Free Week. It’s a week in which people are encouraged to stop their ‘fat talk.’ What is fat talk? It’s comments like ‘I feel so fat in these clothes,’ or ‘do I look fat?’ It can also be saying to someone else, ‘You look great, did you lose weight?’ This implies that lost weight is the metric of looking good.”