Posted by Tish on 3/28/2002 05:06:00 PM

Caroline Casey did a show with this guy yesterday. He talked about the way the body responds to trauma. I wish they'd study this in terms of weight. Like you, I accept that I may never know the reasons why I'm fat and I'm more interested in loving my body than seeing it as a problem. But I do think that there is an interesting link between the body's reaction to stress and fatness. Because we live in a fat hating culture, we're always under a kind of stress. And when a body is in the fight or flight stops processing. So, things like metabolism slow. So, I think fat hatred contributes to fatness. It may be loopy reasoning, but I like it. Love me love my fat body.