Obesity is a medical term health professionals use to determine a person’s risk factors for health-related issues. Some experts believe obesity also has to do with genes and inheritance. Obesity can also be related to certain medical conditions or medications.
Counseling interventions for managing obesity include behavioral modification strategies, like planning for reduced calorie intake and forms of exercise.
But, often, the stigma that comes with being obese in a fat-phobic world can cause more mental distress than the weight itself. Therapists and counselors who specialize in eating disorders, body neutrality, and fat positivity can help people cope with discrimination and judgment from the outside world.