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A young woman named Kate has been bullied since elementary school for being overweight and that baggage followed her into her adult years. She was a cheerleader for a number of years but lost faith in herself because of her body image issues.

“[Being overweight] made me feel like less of a person,” Kate said. “I lost friends because I didn’t fit the mold.”

She knew that her weight loss issues were deeper than just wanting to overeat.

“I think I use my weight as a shield to protect myself from getting hurt,” Kate said.

Dr. Phil explains that in order for anyone to get their body right, their mind and behavior have to be right as well. Learn more weight loss suggestions and tips by watching the video above.

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