Ladies! Cut The Fat Talk!

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

It’s called “fat talk.” You’ve probably heard it before when women talk negatively about their bodies. Well turns out this talk has a pretty significant impact. Laci tells all you ladies out there why you should cut out the fat talk.

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“Fat talk (women speaking negatively about the size and shape of their bodies) is a phenomenon that both reflects and creates body dissatisfaction.”

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47 comments

Marian Krol August 17, 2015 - 10:05 AM

I'm really tall. I really am for my age (5 foot, 7) and that makes me feel less attractive about myself. I know, I know, all girls wish they were taller, but guys usually date girls shorter than them. But I'm the tallest in the grade!

Mustache Macy September 29, 2015 - 4:56 AM

So I'm the only one who wants to gain weight because I'm 20 pounds under weight

Gabrielle Armstrong October 16, 2015 - 7:51 AM

I used to fat talk I did hate how I looked but now I'm fine

UGHWIMI November 3, 2015 - 2:58 AM

Is it bad that I'm 11, 5.5 tall and i'm 80-90 Pounds….

RaoulWB / Rilliam November 5, 2015 - 11:24 PM

I'm more than 1.70 and 50 kilos, so I can't worry about being fat at all XD

LEFT... November 8, 2015 - 5:16 PM

im fat i dont care but other people do

Ashley Crystal November 11, 2015 - 8:15 AM

I need to lose weight

FunkyPaintCat November 13, 2015 - 4:28 AM

I'm fat and I hate my body, but I don't do fat talk

philthy122 November 25, 2015 - 4:32 PM

When the person you have been with for years gets fat….its had not to leave the relationship, if not physically but both emotionally and in being attracted to that person.

EmilyAnne December 18, 2015 - 5:42 AM

It works inversely too. People often fail to realize just how much we influence one another simply with our attitudes. Even negative people don't want to be around other negative people. It just amplifies the problem. By the same logic, as well as from personal experience, hanging around more positive people can significantly help skew your outlook for the better.

TheNyanCat January 6, 2016 - 1:41 PM

I'm only 11 and weigh 191 pounds. I try to keep it off but I keep gaining more. I want to kill myself sometimes. I need more counseling.

Jacki Jester January 7, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Everytime i decide to start excercise or diet It's usually late at night when I have to go to bed and can't do much, but when i wake up I change my mind and go back to unhealthy, It's a problem.

spidalack March 26, 2016 - 2:04 AM

Lady, I am sure some people have said you are fat. You have a little roundness to you that is true, but you look absolutely stunning. Why? The confidence and the smile I think are the key. Often, that is what those "I'm so fat" complainers are missing, not the "right figure".

Often, when I find myself in the company of women who claim they are fat, I try to explain how wrong I find that statement.

Nerina Blais March 29, 2016 - 2:47 PM

I admit, I've said that my thighs are a bit chubby, but then I think to myself, "So what if my thighs are a little chubby? I'm skinny everywhere else and I'm proud of who I am." I've also mentioned maybe a million times that I hate having a flat chest, but that doesn't mean I want to change how it looks. After all, huge breasts cause back problems, so I'd much rather remain the way I am. Besides, I can always reduce the amount of fat in my thighs with exercise and turn it into muscle instead.

TASHHHH April 17, 2016 - 12:06 PM

Complaining about yourself or your life doesn't make a good social first impression. I think most people are going to be very turned off by your emotional issues about your body if you haven't even given them a positive reason to want to get to know you.

TASHHHH April 17, 2016 - 12:13 PM

I don't understand the fat thighs thing… How can so many women actually not know that fat thighs are attractive? I know there are magazines with stick-thin models everywhere, but there are also billions of anime drawings on the internet depicting the opposite…

Heaven George April 25, 2016 - 12:45 AM

if you participate in fat talk it doesn't mean they hate thier bodies. it is for the most part impossible to not like your body so much that you think it is somehow worse then others. most peoples bodies are not perfect and probably not ideal. if a person really hates thier body they probably would do a ton of plastic surgery. even if a person has small parts of thier bodies they don't like there definitely are going to be positives they have. even for those who do things like liposuction or etc. even if they say they hate thier bodies it most likely isn't true. if a person really hated thier body they would amputate themselves for no reason or get a knife and scar themselves up. people do lie to other people for attention. like you said people who engage in fat talk are most often' a healthy weight and are probably thin or medium. that is my guess but i don't know for sure. i don't really know people who engage in fat talk. it is definitely a sign of a mild self esteem problem. the media definitely helps encourage this type of negative thinking by creating unrealistic body standards or examples that are not healthy for others to try to be. now on the topic of how overweight people who say they like thier bodies are more likely to make more friends or be liked by others. i don't know if that is true. i don't get if they are trying to say that confident overweight women are more likly to have friends of different body types. i know for a fact that people who are unattractive are less likely to make friends with people who are attractive there are many scientific studies that back this up.

Zach Estell May 20, 2016 - 11:36 PM

Laci is a babe

fusion772 June 10, 2016 - 10:34 AM

I find it problematic when Laci says "hey guys" at the beginning of her videos… some of us are not heterosexual cis gendered men… we DO NOT identify as guys and I am really offended, an apology would be in order I think. I am waiting

fusion772 June 10, 2016 - 10:42 AM

I hear two messages in our society that are in contradiction to each other. One is that looks don't matter and beauty is irrelevant because "beauty is only skin deep" – something that Laci seems to believe. Because, after all, why should a person be judged by their looks? Surely your physical appearance shouldn't define you, or your value, as a human being, right?

But whenever this sort of argument is made, it is almost immediately followed up with: "But hey girl, you should feel GOOD and ATTRACTIVE no matter what your weight is / how you look to others." Uh, didn't we just say five seconds ago that looks don't matter? So why are we now saying that everyone should feel "good" about their appearance, as if to suggest that everyone IS attractive?

You can't have it both ways. If "fat is beautiful", then there is nothing wrong with calling someone fat, because it becomes a compliment. If looks don't matter, then that implies that nobody should even CARE if someone else calls them fat or unattractive or otherwise, because physical appearances don't matter (remember my earlier statement that a person's value doesn't come from their looks?).

It is funny PC reasoning to say that beauty is only skin deep, but hey, girl, your skin is looking HAWT, therefore you should feel good about yourself either way. It is… bizarre, disingenuous, self-esteem-enhancing feel-good talk in my opinion. Most people realize that some people are simply more attractive than others. There is no way of getting around it (take it from a more or less average-looking guy!)

Juliana Hernandez June 25, 2016 - 10:33 AM

I'm 13 5"4" and 110 pounds am I fine or should I weigh less?

Nadine August 26, 2016 - 9:10 PM

if youre a size 6 or under you dont get to bitch about being fat imo

yougear September 28, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Can Laci's face get any Fatter?!?!?

Gremlin Grove October 6, 2016 - 4:44 AM

Talking down on yourself can be a motivating strategy to do something about what makes you unhappy. It can be used in a positive way.

kiwifruitkl October 9, 2016 - 2:25 AM

I believe that degrading bodies is harmful to one's psychological health, yet I also believe that accepting fatness around the abdomen area is harmful. There must be a middle ground between the two extremes. It may be best to accept and love one's body as it is, and based on that love and care, one learns about what one needs to become strong and healthy. Healthy has no image, but it can be detected by a series of medical tests. In other words, if your doctor says you're healthy based on the test results, then you're golden, and you can continue what you do.

sweetie1027 October 9, 2016 - 10:59 AM

I've never publicly talked down about myself although my sister does it frequently. (I have enough negative talk in my brain without opening my mouth and confirming it!!)😱 I'm afraid if I do, someone will agree with me and shatter my existence!! Besides, I think people who constantly talk about their appearance are fishing for a compliment.

Xibyth October 16, 2016 - 3:19 AM

I wish I had a burrito.

Meow Glab October 16, 2016 - 10:26 PM

Laci I love your smile :)
You always look so happy!

poonamdeep kaur October 28, 2016 - 7:19 AM

I love my body, but that doesn't mean I accept it's flaws.

Blizzard October 30, 2016 - 7:06 AM

Your not just fat laci, your horrifyingly ugly.

mivic86 November 22, 2016 - 6:39 PM

It's not hard to be thinner than you, Laci.

Marek Ε pot February 17, 2017 - 5:47 PM

A few reasons why some men rather like to be single, right there.

Jonathan February 23, 2017 - 7:39 PM

From the video it sounds like a cancer that spreads and hurts all who get touched by it. Probly should stop it πŸ˜…

Jesse Curtis February 26, 2017 - 6:39 PM

My sister used to do that where she would talk down about herself, and if anything it made me feel worse because I'm a lot bigger than her and a lot less pretty than she is. But there are still aspects of myself that I do love and I try not to engage in that kind of talk very much.

Desiree Wolf May 9, 2017 - 12:12 AM

So basically people hate it when your honest about your insecurities.
Tip: If your not honest about it you can't deal with it.

Desiree Wolf May 9, 2017 - 12:14 AM

If someone hates their body then they should be able to talk about it. It's a burden that really sucks so you shouldn't make someone deal with it all alone.

Spread Love May 29, 2017 - 7:37 PM

I post pics on my Instagram of
my body without saying anything and I don't get a lot of compliments… May be I should start fat talking to bait compliments… πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’–πŸ’– lol joking. I don't feel the need to do that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’πŸ»πŸ’πŸ»πŸ‘ΈπŸ»πŸ‘ΈπŸ»πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

GJ Ahmato July 5, 2017 - 4:03 AM

who else but laci

LostWoods July 26, 2017 - 5:45 AM

I do the same thing but about my art even when the drawing was actually good I still talk shit about it

-I dont care- August 2, 2017 - 10:18 AM

She'd be a trillionaire. (I don't know how to spell it)… Or more

Seeret Aulakh August 4, 2017 - 5:02 AM

I got a fitness advertisement πŸ˜‚

Amber Spath August 19, 2017 - 2:50 AM

People are obsessed with modest and that's why girl's can't except compliments

Eclipse KCB September 3, 2017 - 7:35 AM

Overweight people can survive famines longer than skinnier people and they are harder to kidnap. Checkmate :)

Jevon Jackson October 18, 2017 - 10:53 PM

There are three types of women. Skinny, thick and unhealthy.

Jacob P February 27, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Being fat is gross

C.G July 10, 2018 - 8:58 AM

If someone tells you you are fat and you are then you shouldn't get offended. Just go and lose weight simple.

Supes Me July 10, 2018 - 9:59 PM

I wonder if Dana Lynn Bailey thinks she's fat?