Strategies to overcome harmful 'fat talk'

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 25 at 3:06 PM

If you've ever looked in a mirror and thought, "My arms are too flabby" or "I wish I was thinner," then you're guilty of fat talk.

Dr. Neeru Bakshi, a psychiatrist at the Moore Center for Eating Disorders, joined Get Fit to discuss "fat talk" and how it can harm self-esteem.

Some tips Dr. Bakshi gave on how to avoid fat talk included changing the course of conversation to a more neutral topic, or focusing on what you like about yourself (or your friend, if they start the fat talk) that isn't physical.

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