Weight related bullying by family and friends can be very distressing. Unfortunately, this is very common in our society and stems from the thought that somehow a person is responsible for her/his weight gain. Most people fail to understand that weight gain is a result of complex health issues which are largely due to genetic and hormonal issues and not just a derivative of will-power. Having said that, it is difficult for us to change the world around us. However, we can definitely work on our personal relationship with our body image which consists of our perceptions, beliefs, thoughts, feelings and actions that are related to the appearance of our body.
As a start, try to develop a neutral relationship with your body and wake up to the idea that your body is worthy of respect for all that it does for you. It does not matter if others are not kind to us.
What is most important is that we are kind to ourselves. Our body is amazing and once we start appreciating all that we take for granted about it, slowly all the outside remarks will cease to affect us. It is important to seek treatment for issues like hypothyroidism and other health issues but at the same time it is important to accept and appreciate ourselves and not rely on what society thinks of us. Be kind to yourself for you are not just your body or its image, you are much more. You are a beautiful and a unique person. Celebrate being yourself.
About Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker
Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is an accomplished and renowned Bariatric Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon.
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Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker is an accomplished Bariatric Surgeon and Laparoscopic GI Surgeon. Extremely passionate about her field of specialization. She completed her MBBS and MS in General Surgery in 2006, from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sewagram. Set up in 1967 by none other than the first health minister of India, Ms. Sushila Nayar, MGIMS is deeply rooted in Gandhian ethics. Read more
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