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View Poll Results: Why are fat people fat?
because they're lazy 58 47.93%
medical condition/emotionally damaged 10 8.26%
CAKE!!!!! 53 43.80%
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:52 AM   #21
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It's possible to be healthy and of a size that is considered fat, you know. There's far more reasons than just lazyness or eating disorders. There's the efficiency of your body's metabolism, how much water your body retains, variations in muscle structure, body shape and fat distribution, hypothyroidism and a dozen other factors. Not forgetting, of course, being comfortable with your own body and not giving a damn whether people consider you fat or not.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:53 AM   #22
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:54 AM   #23
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THere's a difference. Plus, you're doing a bunch of stuff according to element's fitness thread

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:55 AM   #24
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Well, this is going to be an unhealthily large discussion...
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:01 PM   #25
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If there's anything I learned from exercise phys it's that obesity is caused by an obsession with huge portion sizes and lack of exercise. That's why Americans are so fat because we love to gorge are selves on mcnuggets and can't go 50 feet without our car.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #26
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It's possible to be healthy and of a size that is considered fat, you know. There's far more reasons than just lazyness or eating disorders. There's the efficiency of your body's metabolism, how much water your body retains, variations in muscle structure, body shape and fat distribution, hypothyroidism and a dozen other factors. Not forgetting, of course, being comfortable with your own body and not giving a damn whether people consider you fat or not.

All of that can helped by eating healthily and exercising regularly.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:16 PM   #27
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not a single vote for medical condition/emotionally damaged


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Old 01-30-2013, 12:19 PM   #28
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:23 PM   #29
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All of that can helped by eating healthily and exercising regularly.



yup.

In late HS i started to go down the fat road. I was 5'8 but nearly 215 lbs and believe me it wasnt a cut NFL RB 215 either. I used to play football but i got hurt and let myself completely go.

I started to get picked on and i couldnt accept chicks calling me fat and shit so i damn near killed my self getting back into exercise. It was tough at first but i've since got it down and i now stand at a cut 5'10 205 lbs.

If its not some gland problem which i have been lead to believe is very rare then its either on your parents if they let your spoiled ass eat what ever you wanted coming up or on yourself for watching as the weight piled on every day when you got up and looked in the mirror. Either way it doesnt HAVE to stay that way fatties just rarely get up the self strength to make the change.

The poll is correct so far.

edit: the 5'8 to 5'10 jump is obivously from time passing and me getting taller and not from working out lol.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:24 PM   #30
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Although many people believe their weight gain to attribute to genetics by saying it runs in the family should also note that during the middle ages, most of the population were peasants and had a very hard time keeping weight being of lack of nutrition.
It is technically the calories you absorb day to day that contribute to your weight gain.

If you look at native populations of many countries, even if their diet consisted of heavy sides of meat and little vegetables, being morbidly obese almost never occurred in the youth.

Our bodies are very smart, yet very dumb in a sense.
When we are overweight for our height, even by just 20 pounds, our blood pressure goes up. When we are overweight, we tend to tire out a lot faster, and feel like we are going to die if we take that short walk, or feel pain in the legs due to all of our extra baggage.
Even so, the body chooses to keep absorbing all the fat in food that we consume.
A smart body would detect that we have enough fat and their is no need to store it, therefore it will automatically just shoot it off as waste.

But we have to understand that regular reflexes like breathing, digesting, heart rate, and other vital things are going on in the background and the conscious mind is what makes the most important decisions.

I believe once people understand how important the conscious mind is, we will understand that we can choose our fate, not only through what we eat. But also through what we choose to do with our daily habits and such.

Would I be against a pill that cures unnecessary weight gain? Of course not, why should I? It would be the same as me being against certain medication for people who have seizures and other disabilities. It would technically be more "natural" for them to stay the way they are, but it would also be more "natural" to keep the blind "blind" and the amputees "immobile".
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:26 PM   #31
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yup.

In late HS i started to go down the fat road. I was 5'8 but nearly 215 lbs and believe me it wasnt a cut NFL RB 215 either. I used to play football but i got hurt and let myself completely go.

I started to get picked on and i couldnt accept chicks calling me fat and shit so i damn near killed my self getting back into exercise. It was tough at first but i've since got it down and i now stand at a cut 5'10 205 lbs.

If its not some gland problem which i have been lead to believe is very rare then its either on your parents if they let your spoiled ass eat what ever you wanted coming up or on yourself for watching as the weight piled on every day when you got up and looked in the mirror. Either way it doesnt HAVE to stay that way fatties just rarely get up the self strength to make the change.

The poll is correct so far.

edit: the 5'8 to 5'10 jump is obivously from time passing and me getting taller and not from working out lol.

I admire your dedication, dude.

In other words, even in those other circumstances, overweight people still don't have an excuse.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:29 PM   #32
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I know a woman who has an actual medical reason for being overweight.

She'll put on insane water weight in her thighs or ankles or whatever literally overnight - she didn't slowly start gaining weight, it happened all at once. She takes medication and goes to regular checkups to supress whatever it is she has (she told me once but I forgot).

That being said, those are like 0.1% of fat people. A very, very small minority. Most people just eat to much and move too little.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:29 PM   #33
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All of that can helped by eating healthily and exercising regularly.


Hypothyroidism can't.
But you're right in the sense that most of those issues can't really account for obesity if you pair it with a healthy diet and excercise. You might be a bit heavier than most if you have several of those things, but it doesn't mean you're obese because of them.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:31 PM   #34
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Hypothyroidism can't.
But you're right in the sense that most of those issues can't really account for obesity if you pair it with a healthy diet and excercise. You might be a bit heavier than most if you have several of those things, but it doesn't mean you're obese because of them.

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:40 PM   #35
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I'd call it a mix of lazy and emotional damage.

It's more that they just get into a habit of eating and staying inside that they just don't have the willpower to break. At least that's how I was, then I just finally got tired of it and did sometime about it, successfully.

It's being weak, I guess.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:40 PM   #36
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:41 PM   #37
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:43 PM   #38
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Emotionally damaged is a dumb excuse. I know a lot of emotionally damaged people, and only one of the ones I know is fat. (His mom is also literally a crack wh*re, so he never got the whole nutrition thing as a kid.) And hell, a healthy diet and regular exercise is guaranteed to make you feel better anyway.

And even if they do have a medical condition or something, theres no excuse if they aren't trying to do something about it. Hypothyroidism doesn't cause you to have a bad diet and to not exercise, it just makes it a lot harder to lose weight. And not as many people have hypothyroidism as claim to have it. I will give someone a break if they are at least trying to do something about their weight, but just wishing you weren't so fat isn't going to do something about it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:45 PM   #39
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I think it's a little bit of both of those reasons. One isn't right-er than the other.

So I voted cake.
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