If being overweight didn't have such negative stereotypes associated with it, I think far less people would have body image issues. In the media, whether it be books, movies, TV, etc. when an overweight character is portrayed, they almost always seem to be portrayed as food-obsessed, lazy, stupid, or maybe a bit evil. It wouldn't be hard at all to have characters that just happen to be overweight but who aren't gorging themselves on food and aren't food obsessed. Overweight people who are admirable, attractive (yes it's definitely possible), smart, motivated to make a positive difference. So how come you don't see many of these people in the media?