What is a weight-phobia? How common is it and how does it reveal itself? Is it a fear factor for women?
According to Lee (Hong kong) 1993, 60 percent of anorectics have no fear of
becoming fat. Those anorectics who suffer from weight-phobia avoid eating
fat to an absurd degree and try to exercise as much as possible in order
to use it up. They may also have the false notion that all food becomes
fat in the body.
The following questions can reveal if someone has a weight-phobia:
Are you satisfied with your body?
Are you afraid of putting on weight?
Do you feel that you are fat?
Do you like your body?
Those with a weight-phobia often have a distorted impression of their
body. They think they are much fatter than they really are. The unhappier
they are, the fatter they feel.
More information about phobia.