Tag Archives: distorted body

Obese people who don’t see they are fat

She enters the office walking confidently towards us. She is cheerful and happy, and when she sees me, tells me how she barely recognized me, I’m so thin! She pulls a chair to sit down next to us. – Tell me, what’s your secret to going from “chubby” to thin? – she doesn’t even wait… Read More »

Having fit body but being unable to see it: how to accept new fit body

Remember how I’ve had problems dealing with phantom fat in the past? I struggled with accepting my smaller fit body after being obese and fat most of my life. After losing weight and becoming fit the issue that I am struggling with is similar to seeing a fat self image instead of a new fit… Read More »

Distorted body image: anorexia vs. phantom fat

Not being able to see your fit body image after weight loss and still seeing the fat body or as we are starting to refer it as “phantom fat” is not anorexia. Anorexia is basically an eating disorder while being obsessed with having a thin body, and an irrational fear of gaining weight. The person… Read More »