I was recently interviewed by InStyle for this article about set point theory: This Theory May Explain Why It’s So Hard to Lose Weight.
My bottom line quote:
“Society still values thinness, so those people with higher set points aren’t treated the same as those of us with more socially acceptable weights,” Scritchfield explains. “That’s a problem we all should address.”
I’m always up for education… and I hope we can elevate the conversation to help raise the expectations and values of society. What is health? What is well-being? In what ways are we getting it wrong when we don’t support people of all sizes in their self care? How can we change this? It’s not about whether or not a person can lose some amount of weight. It’s about how we treat people regardless of their weight and whether we really think organizing ones life and resources around their weight is true health and well-being.