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Weight Stigma, Serial Killers, and Fat People. Really?; Why We Need Weight Stigma Awareness Week!

I was watching a documentary recently that included survey results of people who participate in online dating. Women said their #1 fear is that they’ll meet a serial killer. Men’s #1 fear is that they’ll meet someone who is fat. Really?

Clearly, and unfortunately, weight stigma is alive and well in our world! That’s why I’m pleased to be a “Featured Blogger” in BEDA’s annual “Weight Stigma Awareness Week” September 23-17, 2013. Click here to read my article, Where There’s Weight Stigma, “Weight” and “Health” Get All Mixed Up!

A full week of online activities begin today on Facebook and on the BEDA Website.

Weight Stigma Awareness Week

Get involved with us! Use your voice. Take a stand. The self-esteem you boost may be your own!



Ellen Shuman is a pioneer in the field of Binge Eating Disorder; a Life Coach who specializes in helping people overcome emotional eating, compulsive eating, binge eating disorder, and food addiction. She is the founder of A Weigh Out & Acoria Binge Eating Disorder Treatment (1993-present), A Founding Member and Past President of BEDA; The Binge Eating Disorder Association (2011/2012), and Co-Founder of the Academy for Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on “Health at Every Size”. For information about Coaching Services, contact, 513-321-4242.

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I have worked in the Wellness Field for 30 years. I created an Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Program way before most people knew BED was an eating disorder, NOT a “willpower” issue. Personally, I suffered for years before finding answers and the help I needed and deserved! I became a Coach in 1997 to help others who were still suffering as I had. I love being a Coach!


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