From Self Magazine Sept 2008 issue
Feeling fat could be as bad for you as actually being overweight, note researchers from Columbia University in New York City. Stressing about your size may increase levels of brain chemicals linked to diabetes and high blood pressure--the same conditions obese people are more likely to face. To be healthy, focus on eating right rather than making weight loss the sole goal.
Taking a little time to play with words, to play with food, and just to play!