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Thread: Has Obesity plagued the US???

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    Re: Has Obesity plagued the US???

    Nah, I don't think it's a disease. That's like saying that laziness is a disease. It's nonsense. I'm sorry if I offend anyone, but I have plenty of... big.. friends. They know that they're fat and that they could fix it if they wanted to. One of my friends is in the process, he's lost about 40 lbs in only a month. How? Not diet pills or supplements, just by eating healthy and exersizing.

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    Re: Has Obesity plagued the US???

    Obesity is not a disease. It is the cause of diesease. Diabetes, heart disease, and DEATH! If it runs in the family, then... well... That family is not setting very good examples of health for their decendants.

    Obesity is a choice. You can choose to obesity. My aunt weighed almost 350 pounds... and she is 5'5! She was in danger of dying... She's only just turned 30!! But she stood up and said NO... She chose to shape her own destiny. Through diet change and exercise, she has dropped her weight to 170!! WOW - She's lost 180 pounds. And she is losing more and more everyday.

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    Re: Has Obesity plagued the US???

    Nice, but I hope it isn't dangerous loosing so much weight, how long did it take to loose so much weight?
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    Re: Has Obesity plagued the US???

    I'm a bit overweight, I don't really care. While I may have a few extra pounds, I'm fairly fit otherwise. I have no trouble keeping up with life, never short on breath, and have more flexible legs than any other guy I've ever met. Can you guys do a split? Well I can't anymore but I still come within an inch of the ground.....if I still did streches I would be touching it again.

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    Re: Has Obesity plagued the US???

    Obesity is not a disease. Thats nonsense. You don't have to be fat. Go and get some exercise and join a gym and stop eating those bloody McDonalds and you'll lose weight very quickly. To say its a disease is a pathetic excuse that fat, weak minded people use to get out of having do actually do something about it. Obese people are never happy with themselves unless their either too ignorant or stupid to care. There is no excuse for obesity. It all boils down to the simple fact the fat guy is to lazy to do anything about it. That does not make it a disease.

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    Re: Has Obesity plagued the US???

    Quote Originally Posted by Soldat of life
    Nice, but I hope it isn't dangerous loosing so much weight, how long did it take to loose so much weight?
    It took her almost 5 years to lose it all. Her dr. said there were a lot of risks involved. And she is going in for cosmetic surgery in a few weeks - extra skin.

    I am a little overwieght myself. Am I what is considered "obese"? No. But I could care less about what anyone thinks. I am healthy, I exercise, and have changed my eating habits. I am more concerned about being healthy than anything.

    And anyway - when it comes to the comestic aspect: I will NEVER be a size ZERO, nor would I want to be. My body is not designed to be too small.

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    Re: Has Obesity plagued the US???

    Here we go again. lol

    Obesity <--previous thread from 08-25-2005 through 09-12-2005.

    Since it's pretty long I'll simply summerize what I said last time.

    "Here's a test for you. [Weight (lbs) รท height (in)2 ] x 704.5 =BMI] If your score is 30 or more you're thought to be obese, 25-29.9 is considered overweight.

    Now here's the kicker. According to their calculations if you are 5' tall and weigh 130 you are overweight and at 155 you are considered obese. Or shall we try the average heighths for men and women? At 5'6" 155lbs is considered overweight and 185lbs is obese. At 5'8" 165lbs is overweight and 195lbs is obese."

    This is the standard from the AOA (American Obesity Association), the organization who has declared the epidemic. According to them everyone I know who is physically fit is considered at least overweight if not obese.

    Next, there are four reasons for excess weight:
    1)genetics,
    2)health,
    3)over eating,
    4)undereating.

    Those who have the "disease" obesity are genetically predisposed to it. It's nasty and a serious problem. IMHO classifiying anyone over an "ideal" weight as obese is demeaning to those with real problems and only makes the situation, socially, worse and possibly makes it that much harder for those who need to to lose weight.

    "They actually did a study on the mental affects on weight loss once. An entire group tried to lose weight composing of three groups; the first needed to lose and was concerned about it, the second didn't really need to lose but still wanted to, and the third needed to lose but didn't obsess or worry about it. At the end of the trial the first group had gained weight, the second were the same, and the third had lost an average of 2 lbs a week.

    Something to think about."

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    "My definition of healthy is whether someone can run around the block or not. If they can't they're out of shape and need to get more exercise. Other then that who cares what they look like?"

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    Re: Has Obesity plagued the US???

    Yes it is, it's just this simple:
    1)Can get a heart attack
    2)Can die
    Well there's more but yeah

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