In a sneak peek of this Thursday’s episode of Revenge Body, Khloe Kardashian opens up about what it was like to lose her father as a teenager, and reveals that his death caused her to gain weight as a result of emotional eating.
“My dad died in 2003,” she tells a contestant whose father also passed away. “I was 19. When it set in I was like… you spiral. And for me, my spiral was food. And I gained so much weight because I was so internally, just suppressing so many things that it was like eating me alive. And I was literally eating everything. But we can’t let these tragic things ruin the rest of our lives.”
Although we can sympathize with Khloe’s loss, it’s important to note that gaining weight is not the end of the world. Equating weight gain with ruining one’s life encourages — by default — a dangerous mentality that in order to be happy, healthy, and self-actualized, you need to be thin. That’s simply not true. The concept of the “revenge body” has also been criticized by fitness experts who say it’s a “negative way to look at your body.”
[H/T Refinery 29]