In the second phase, seven women acted as either obese or healthy-weight shoppers. They also carried either a diet cola or an ice cream drink and told store employees whether or not they were trying to lose weight. Obese shoppers with the ice-cream drink reported the greatest amount of discrimination, King said.
I don't know why fat people even drink 'diet' cola, and whom they're trying to fool? I had a gym teacher in high school who drank 'diet' coke, and he weighed 300+ pounds at least. Whenever he stepped into his truck, you could see the truck fall a little from all the weight. Sure, he was drinking 'diet' cola, but he was also drinking 2 or 3 of them an hour. Maybe, just maybe, drinking water would have been more effective. Genetics probably has a role with some people who eat right and exercise correctly with being a little overweight. But, dude, a size 22. Is that 300 pounds? You don't get to a size like that if you still exercise and eat right. No, it takes a lot of dedication and work to get that fat.