It's a relief to me to find someone else who struggles with the language and labels around food and weight loss. Terms like "fat", "skinny", "diet", "cheat days", even "weight loss" itself are really powerful and often negative and unhelpful words, but, like you say., they are commonly understood, so when you write about weight, you kind of HAVE to use them... I know exactly what you mean.

I want to learn. I try to grow. I’d love to help.