Having a fear of fat people just sounds too strange and bazaar. This weird phobia actually exists and has a scientific name. The scientific name given to this weird phobia is cacomorphobia. Cacomorphobia doesn't sound like it is related to fat people, but it is.
Cacomorphobia is defined as an irrational fear of fat people. It is also defined as a disgust and hatred for people who are fat. It is an irritation towards obese members of our society. Being terrified of being around a person who is fat just sounds outrageous.
There is a difference between discrimination of obese people and cacomorphobia. Discrimination against overweight people isn't something that anyone should do. We were all created equal and some people don't want to be fat, but have a condition that makes them fat. Not all people stuff themselves silly with food to get fat.
There are many people who just don't know how to lose weight and some obese people think that their bodies look fine. The definition of normal weight differs between countries and there is no clear-cut definition of what is the ideal weight.
Exercising regularly and eating healthy low-fat foods is one of the best ways to lose weight and stay in shape. Many people lose weight after going on diets, but end up putting all the weight back on after stopping the diet. People need to be educated about obesity, foods and nutrition.
Being fat has many disadvantages. Some disadvantages include: parts of our bodies having to work harder, spending more to eat more and having trouble breathing and doing physical activities. The organs in the body have to work harder to perform similar functions in a person of lesser weight. The heart has to work harder to pump blood around and the lungs need to work harder to breathe. You will find that many obese people have respiratory problems and are heavy breathers.
Cacomorphobia is very rare and the person is seriously scared when they see or stand near a fat person. The fear is uncontrollable and without reason. Psychologists can work on removing the strange fear of fat people, but phobias are hard to fix and require weeks and months of therapy.
In conclusion, having cacomorphobia is less common than having a fear of spiders. The severity of this phobia can range from mild to strong. With the right help, the phobia can be treated.