Fat Positive Friday #10 Hugs

When you are fat, there is more of you to love and consequently more to hug.  Hug a big friend today, you will glad you did.

I was doing a mini-presentation at a CON-YYC event about the patient experience as a sufferer of obesity.  One of the participant asked me how they help connect with a patient who is really struggling.  My answer was simple, give them a hug.  Their obese and overweight patients are just people who use food to cope with the challenges and stresses of life.  The only thing wrong with that it has gone too far.  So many people who have other coping mechanisms like alcohol and drugs can hide it way easier.

More love, more kindness and ultimately more empathy is how you begin to stop the obesity challenge that we face in our society.