[T]he upshot is that I realized that in my day-to-day life, when I’m interacting in person with other people, I’ve always — always — had a subconscious awareness that I was fat, and that being fat was disgusting, so therefore I was disgusting. I suspect this may have had some impact on my confidence in social situations.What this reveals is that all the "fat acceptance" talk is a lie. It is pure propaganda. The fat people know, much better than the slender people, that fat is disgusting. They feel it. They live it. To talk around it and pretend otherwise is a lie and it really doesn't fool anyone.
Of course, I always resented that, and always resented the efforts to shame me into losing weight, which is one reason why I hate calling this change in my eating habits a “diet”.
Now, does this mean getting in a fatty's face and telling her to stop being such a disgusting pig? I don't know, maybe. I don't know the best way to help a food addict kick the habit. The only thing that is certain is that whatever approach is currently being utilized in the USA really isn't working.