Realizing that weight stigma and consequent dieting lead to weight cycling, and in the long-run, weight gain. Therefore, even if we believed thinness was preferable, the ethical and most effective practice would be to stop prescribing diets and stop fat-shaming.
Rejecting the perception of weight as a metric of health, and weight-loss as the solution. First, the assumption that being fat is unhealthy is unfounded. Second, there is no sustainable way to maintain weight loss, even with the ‘best’ resources at hand (ask Oprah). The very few people (3-5%) who are able to suppress their weight long-term, often do it at the cost of the quality of their life.
Realizing that true health reflects the wellbeing of the whole person, physically and mentally. Relaxation, human connection, joyful low intensity movement, a sense of meaning, and a life free of weight stigma, contribute more to our longevity and wellbeing than “perfect eating” or exercise.