“Body-Positive” Acceptance Movement May Keep The Obese From Losing Weight

A movement to accept larger body sizes could keep obese people from getting healthy.

Australian researchers said the body positive movement" is causing people to under-estimate their weight.

The body positive movement seeks to end fat-shaming, increase self-esteem, and make people feel better about their self-worth.

However, while it reduces stigma, researchers said it can undermine the treatment of unhealthy weight problems.