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Banishing Fat Talk Course

By: Tiffany Crate, MS

Of course you're familiar with the statement, "I feel fat." But have you ever considered whether those words even make sense? Is fat a feeling? Trainers often make the mistake of merely teaming up with the client in their fight against their perceived loathsome body parts or their gluttonous habits. Take a closer look at the disparaging (and widely used) language called "fat talk" and its implications on weight management, social interactions, creativity, productivity and performance.

  • Define why “fat” is not a feeling.
  • Describe what “fat talk” is and the reasons people speak it.
  • Recognize the undercurrent of clients’ emotional states when they engage in “fat talk.”
  • Discover how “fat talk” disrupts cognitive flow, creativity, performance and the mind-body connection.
  • Examine how you might be contributing to the damage that “fat talk” causes to yourself and others.
  • Identify how you can gently teach your clients to banish “fat talk.”
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