Body Dysmorphic Disorder is not just for supposedly ‘normal’ sized people. In fact, quite a number of those who are considered overweight by society standards have some form of it – ranging from a minor case to an overwhelming case that leads most often to eating disorders.
I have it as well. Yes, me…an activist for body positivity and with it, body autonomy (why? because every person who lectures me about obesity, or who does concern trolling are making the assumption that THEY have the right to control my body).
Thankfully, I have a fairly mild version. I can look in a mirror and see myself as I am, overweight and getting older. And I can stare at that mirror and admit changes (larger or smaller) to my body. And I can accept and even love what I see in the mirror.
But, when I look at photographs of me, I see myself as anywhere from 2-4 times as large as I really am.