This question was proposed on a forum I frequent. Of course being an open forum, you'll have people who know NOTHING of the fat lifestyle chiming in, which is irritating to say the least. Who are you to answer for a fat person when you've never known what it's like to be fat?
For those who have been or are fat, most of the answers are as I said.
"I LOVE myself. I HATE my fat. My fat is NOT me."
Loving oneself and loving their body are two different things. I love me. I do not love my body. My body is not me.
Some people who do have experience with being even slightly overweight did say that they don't like themselves, but I do wonder if they confuse their dislike for their bodies for a dislike for themselves. After all, this can be easily confused.
Some may see a dislike for their body as a dislike for themselves. Simply put... They may see them as one in the same. But in truth, it is not the same.
I have no doubt that some people may ultimately end up disliking themselves due to their weight. I used to be one of those people. Some days I still am. Nothing like a day wallowing in self pity, right..?
But I think it's important for all people, ESPECIALLY those suffering from weight problems, whether overweight or underweight, to realize that you can love you without loving your body.