Fear of gaining weight. (AKA Pocrescophobia)
Caused in part by beauty magazines telling women that men want strange
alien mutants instead of human females.
The story usually starts with a desire to become slimmer. In order to
achieve this the potential-sufferer must avoid things that cause weight
gain. Avoidance enhances the fear of something. Thus a habit of avoidance
is started and this can lead to a sense of failure if weight is gained.
Added together with the ludicrous pressures of society, cat walk freak show
stars (AKA super models), fear of failure, demands of potential mates and
spiral into the dieting trap that weight loss programs are anyway is it any
wonder that teen suicide is at an all time high?
Obesophobia destroys lives. It is a problem and it is ok to ask for
For further reading try bulimia, anorexia, phobia