The Problematic Use of Weight as a Metric in Eating Disorder Recovery

People in larger bodies are pathologized, dehumanized and viciously oppressed every single day. This deeply ingrained weight bias and the toxic fear of fat it created, turned an inanimate object–a scale–into a weapon of psychological destruction. By forcing clients to step on a scale before, during, or after an appointment, providers inflict trauma, which acts as a barrier to healing.