Dear America... what's with all the fat?

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  1. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    As soon as the fat people come out and begrudge this thread...net 'em.
     
  2. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    No, but thats a good idea. I'll keep that in mind when I go to the store next.
     
  3. Piper Maru Guest

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    ...and taunt 'em with bacon!
     
  4. Shemtov Registered

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    I have Fat Pride!
     
  5. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    tbf I would prolly eat the bacon.
     
  6. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    the joke's on you; it was turkey bacon all along.
     
  7. Shemtov Registered

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    This is all a nasty stereotype; I am fat nd hve NEVER eaten Bacon.
     
  8. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    I would throw it at your eyes.
     
  9. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Hmm, I kind of like turkey, but I wish it was stringier and with less meat. Oh, I know: turkey bacon!
     
  10. Baramos Registered

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    Personally I've always been fat. I don't necessarily think it was the food so much as my sedentary lifestyle. There are cheap/filling foods that are very high calorie and bad for you, though, such as spaghetti, hot dogs, etc. that we ate a lot growing up. But if I had exercised more I wouldn't have been fat. My brother for example was always very active playing baseball, football, etc. and then later working in a lumber yard. He definitely had the build to be fat, but because he got so much exercise he wasn't fat.

    I've also known people who were very active in high school (wrestling, playing basketball, whatever) who drop those things when they go to college and they just balloon because they don't moderate their diet to match their new low-activity level. I had several friends who used to play basketball constantly, it was their obsession. When they got out of high school they quit and they just got super fat ridiculously fast. Most of my high school friends are very overweight now in their Facebook photos versus when they were in high school, whereas I basically look the same.

    Anyway, I've been dieting a lot lately. I've noticed I can lose a lot of weight just by cutting my portions in half, instead of eating two sandwiches, eating one, following serving guidelines, following food group servings per day guidelines, etc.. I also started eating low-calorie yogurt and fruit instead of desserts. I can lose a decent amount of weight but then I backslide and quit eating right. I need to keep a balanced diet going instead of backsliding. I will say that the weight seemed to come off a lot more gradually (months instead of weeks) and come back gradually (in a manner where I was kind of actively aware that I had slowly quit eating right and could identify clearly the problems with my diet), and the diet has been a lot easier to maintain than the sort of diets people traditionally try where they really restrict themselves and cut back or eat weird things or cut out entire food groups. It's better to change your entire eating lifestyle in a balanced way than trying a fad diet.
     
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  11. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    I remember when I was in school there was one really fat kid in my year and a few chubby kids. The only reason the fat kid was fat was because he had a bad knee injury which made in it hard for him to run.

    I noticed back then that kids were getting more and more fat because ever year below would have more and more overweight kids.

    They did this poll in the UK in which they asked girls and younger women why they didn't exercise and got replies like they don't like to sweat and that working out is unfeminine :huh:

    People in Europe are getting fatter as well.

    They had to start making bigger ambulances over here because people were getting so fat.

    The one good thing in Europe is there is alot of drive and pressure on the goverment, medical profession, food and drinks industry to change things so unhealthy food aimed at kids is banned from kids tv, doctors really push healthy lifestyles or free exercise classes, food companies are pressured to give more healthy options and so on.
     
  12. DDS Registered

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    I keep thinking about how much I need to get more fit and push myself physically, and yet I'm still not even close to the fatties I see on a regular basis, who don't even seem a little concerned about their health. I just don't understand how people can let themselves go so badly.
     
  13. knowsbleed Registered

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    Dear Todd,

    Stop being so damned insensitive. Those "people" have feelings too, yaknow? *geez*


    knowsbleed
     
  14. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Lol knowsbleed, that's like Michael Vick giving me pet grooming tips.
     
  15. Hawkingbird I want to be Kate Bishop

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    I hate that all the focus is coming onto obesity, but the equally awful problem of anorexia is completely ignored. I know more people who have suffered from anorexia (including myself) than I know obese people.
     
  16. knowsbleed Registered

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    Obesity is a much larger problem than anorexia...


    ... literally.
     
  17. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Nobody has sympathy for skinny people. I'm not trying to be a smart ass, but it is the truth.
     
  18. Optimus_Prime_ Registered

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    Yeah, not like there's a food shortage. Eat you skinny b****!
     
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    Whoever snuck the S in “fast food” is a clever person.
     
  20. Holiday https://joebiden.info/

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    If the consumer is plenty happy to buy the junk they produce now, why fix what isn't broken? Also, I can't imagine cost not going up if fast food joints made the switch to grass fed burgers.
     
  21. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    Actually, as a brother who's sister is fat this thread is offensive. She's overweight. She has diabetes. She's went to fat camp. She tries to lose it, she is basically a vegetarian now, but she's still big. Everyone's basically made fun of her for being fat. She's cried about being fat. So for people to just sit here and say, "man up, start living right." That's a joke. Some people, I'm guessing are just born with genes which don't help them. They eat food and it effects them a lot more than it effects others.

    Hell, I should know. I'm a mesomorph. I can eat a lot and then in one simple push up it's not there. I can gain pounds, then the next week hit the gym a couple of times and boom - it's instantly gone. I have Christian Bale type luck. I'm not saying I'm ripped. I'm far from it. I've just noticed it's really easy for me to keep everything in check. Not Christian Bale easy, but still. And as per diet? Hers is a hell of a lot better than mine. I'm the blessed one - the one who has poor dental heigene (hey I'm not a Brit, I just had throw a pro American jab in there) but it never shows. One or two brushes, bamo - I'm clean and I've got no cavities while everyone around me with good dental care gets them.

    So, yeah, I'll say picking on people like my sister who her whole life has tried to battle this - yeah I'd say those 'bullies' are insensitive jerk-offs and if I get banned for saying so (because I've seen some moderators on here) then ban me. I wouldn't want to be associated. I'd say being a real man in this age is sticking up for people. But, that's just me. You say eat right, you say exercise more, well - I know for a fact that's ********. How? My sister. She doesn't eat a lot, she's practically a vegetarian, she goes to the gym a lot and yet still she's big. So yeah, this thread is insensitive because it's coming from ignorant people who don't know that there's people like my sister out there crying because there's nothing she can really do despite trying day and night. While others out there can eat **** loads and in a week - it's gone. To me that says something. That actually says a lot. So if me attacking some of the people on here - calling the insensitive, bigoted and ignorant gets me banned so be it. I just believe that as human beings, as people - we're supposed to be sensitive, we're supposed to be mature, we're supposed to care about others and right now? I'm seeing the exact opposite of what it means to be a human being and that makes ME disgusted. Hell I thought we're supposed to belong to a superhero forum - haven't you guys learned anything about what it means to be a hero? No, not being ripped, not being strong or brave or courageous - it's about helping people, caring for people, not picking on them. Now, maybe I'm wrong and this is SVH. But, I'd certainly hope I'm not the only human being on here. And if I am? Well - count me disgusted. Not of them, but the just all the insensitive jerks.
     
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    If your sister is an exception, then she's an exception... but I doubt that your sister's case can apply to every single obese person in America. Has your sister been to a specialist about her situation?

    Open your eyes and look around... it's bad out there. I'm sorry for your sister's situation but when I go to a luncheon from work with some of my huge co-workers and they complain about how much they weigh and how they need to change their lifestyle, then they order a triple heart attack burger with cheesy fries and a DIET coke... I can't feel sympathy for those people.
     
  23. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    That's true, there are exceptions. Some people though are just monsters when it comes to getting fat. I went to high school with a girl that was one of the popular hot chicks. She graduated, got married a year or two later and ballooned up bigger and faster than I thought possible. I asked her husband what happened and he said all she does is eat cereal and watch TV. That's horrible.
     
  24. Ultimatehero Life is infinite

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    I'm pretty sure there are more people just like my sister, THAT is my point. No, she's never been to a specialist. If you mean someone to inform her on what to and what not to eat? Then yeah. Nothing medical. She keeps as healthy as she possibly can be.

    Nobody's asking you to be a bleeding heart. Just to be a human. Not to make fun of them. Because really until I came up - I didn't see anybody make an exception, it was just fat people period. I'd say a bully is a lot more disgusting than somebody who's fat. But, that's just me. Those people are harming themselves if they're doing that but nobody else. Do you honestly think you're helping them or anyone else for that matter by doing what you're doing? If so, haven't you learned anything about it means to be a hero? Heck, just a human being. Have you picked up all the wrong lessons that heroic figures are supposed to imbue in us?

    Also why am I speaking up? I'm guessing there might be people like my sister on here. I don't know. Do you know? I highly doubt you know either. So why be vocal? For that off chance, for sticking up for someone possibly out there too afraid to speak out, for being a man. For being a hero and looking for no just reward. Just - being human.
     
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    There are too many people who just eat and lead sedentary lifestyles... but nothing is their fault... or at least that's their mentality.

    By the way, this really amuses me...

    If you find it so offensive... why do you feel comfortable calling your own sister "fat"? Wouldn't a more politically correct or sensitive term be appropriate? That's almost the same as saying, "As a brother whose sister is ******ed, this thread is offensive". Not quite as extreme... but similar thinking.
     
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