There is this belief that if we are thin we are healthy. Health, that slippery concept, is really not the biggest issue for most fat people...it's stigma.
This past week, another study came out about how health professionals (this time dietetic students) are biased against fat people. This gets added to a huge list of other fat-phobic folks: doctor's, nurses, therapists, employers - hell, even other fat people.
In a comment section on an opinion piece regarding the recent decision of United, one commenter summed up the level of vitriol fat folks are routinely subjected to: "It's hard enough having to look at you..." This is not about anyone's legitimate concern for their fellow human, this is hate pure and simple.
We diet, in this country, because we are afraid of "teh fats." There are always other reasons to tack on, but it often comes down to this. Then we learn to hate ourselves because our bodies (in their infinite wisdom) are incredibly efficient at staving off famine, and 95% of people who have initial success at weight loss end up gaining it all back.
Today, take a minute to stop hating the fat on your body (I don't care how much you have or where it is). Feel hunger and feed it. Move around in your body to find out what makes it feel good. Make a decision today to just accept who you are.