Poll: Why are fat people fat?
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View poll results: Why are fat people fat?
because they're lazy
58 48%
medical condition/emotionally damaged
10 8%
CAKE!!!!!
53 44%
Voters: 121.
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#1
So there was a discussion in one of my classes that I overheard over the situation with fat people:

One side said fat people are fat because they are lazy, slobs who just love to eat.

The other side said fat people are emotionally damaged and that food is their way of comforting them, or is due to a medical condition.

I think this might be a tough one, though it's not the same with every fat person, but I do know some that are fat because they're emotionally damaged, but I also know some that are fat because they are lazy slobs.

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All of the above.
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What are we supposed to discuss about this? You've pretty much answered your own question, those two are the main of the reasons why people over-eat and get fat.
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Fat people don't get fat by accident. Being morbidly obese doesn't just creep up on you. You have to notice you're getting fatter and say "Ah fuck it" and do nothing about it.

Applies whether what needed to be done was physical or emotional help, either way you made a conscious decision to be a fat shit.
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fatties gon' fat

It's over simplified, So what!

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Fat people need to stop treat it like it's their only consolidiation and until then they are just mentally weak.

It's a mental illness / addiction basically and in the end it's up to themselves to do something about it. I ahve little sympathy for fatties who blame something else, society, or some dumb external effect.
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Fat people don't get fat by accident. Being morbidly obese doesn't just creep up on you. You have to notice you're getting fatter and say "Ah fuck it" and do nothing about it.

Applies whether what needed to be done was physical or emotional help, either way you made a conscious decision to be a fat shit.

Yeah, this.

Also cake.
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It depends on the person, etc, yada yada
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It's over simplified, So what!

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The fattest guy I know is neither He works out all the time, works, has a healthy social life, a gf etc.

He's just really fat. I know other really fat people that just eat really unhealthy so all the times they have tried to work out didnt work.
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There are cultural factors as well. In a lot of places unhealthy (fat) food is cheaper than healthy food. Of course it's ultimately a personal decision, but the fastfood culture in a lot of western countries increases the availability of unhealthy, albeit cheap, junk, which makes it easier to resort to when you're poor.
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So is no one fat because they like it?


Okay.
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So is no one fat because they like it?


Okay.

If they are they're a bona fide moron.
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I'd link to one of Ricky Gervais' rants about fat people but he does one in most things he does so it seems a bit useless. Anyway I agree with him that the vast majority of fatties are just lazy idiots who need to stop eating fast food and go for a fucking run. Yes, some people are fat because of glandular problems and they are fighting a losing battle, but anyone who says "Oh it's in my genes" needs to get outside and do some shit, because even though fatness is in your genes, it's obvious that exercise isn't.

You may say I'm being harsh, but the country I live in has the fattest population per capita (or most obese or something, the point is we're all fat bastards) and you can't seriously tell me that all of these people are helpless against an unstoppable fat infection.
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So is no one fat because they like it?


Okay.


Maybe there is. But then they are just really really ******ed. Like really ******ed.
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Oh, okay. I'm not one of them


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Oh, okay. I'm not one of them



You don't look obese in your photos

THere's a difference. Plus, you're doing a bunch of stuff according to element's fitness thread
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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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Well, this is going to be an unhealthily large discussion...
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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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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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not a single vote for medical condition/emotionally damaged


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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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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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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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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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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.
And what is more, there's been a bloody purple nose and some bloody purple clothes that were messing up the lobby floor. It's just apartment house rules so all you 'partment fools remember : one man's ceiling is another man's floor.
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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.

Exactly.
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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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#38
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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#39
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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