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    Re: Obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by tom_san
    personally, i think that unless a person has a health problem( i.e. diabetes or a thyroid disorder) than they shouldn't be morbidly obeise. i understand that some ppl aren't thin, but im talking about those elephant sized ppl you see in mcdonalds, that dosen't make sense to me at all. i dont care how large you are if you take care of yourself that is more important than your weight.
    I agree with you although I do not have the problem. Some people see eating as a way to escape reality (kinda like me with anime). But there is a limit to everything and unless its because of some medical problem you should't be obese.

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    Re: Obesity

    I don't believe in the obesity epidemic. Obesity is real, and it's easy to recognize. However I have watched as they keep lowering the weight limit to determine if someone is overweight or obese.

    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.

    However every person I know that is physically fit by their calculations is at the least considered overweight. For me that is less then 20lbs difference between my "ideal" weight when I was at my fittest and them telling me I need to worry about a heart attack.

    Sorry, I just don't buy it. I know people who are obese. Most of them eat less then anyone else I know. Real obesity in my experience is usually not caused by lack of self control. Bottom line, this obsession with idealized body types in my opinion is unhealthy and trivializes or ostrisizes those with real problems.

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    Re: Obesity

    there are people who have certain genes. for example in my family every single person is skinny. thus the children will be skinny and the parents. but it is also very easy ot gain weight and difficult ot lose it the right way as in teh healthy way. most peopel don't make teh right commitment and blame it on this "epidemic" or medicine or because they were born "Fat" you can always lose weight, if people honestly weren't lazy.... there are some cases in which complicatiosn arise. however... cosindering the hormones in dairy products and the fast foods ::cough cough:: in our society everyone wants to each pizza and stay under 115 lbs and be a size 1.... US is the fattest country in the world because of teh way we eat. there is only about 1% of the population that have "fat" genes as they are called.... very few countries have burger king on every corner. where i lived in ukraine there was no fast food and no hormones in good and chemicals as well as artificial flavouring... there was also a lack of obese people in the city. it's not about being overweight fat or obese.... it's abotu eating right and actually admiting that one is overweight because one does or did not eat properly before and currently. food is an addiction especially when it has 39grams of sugar and lots of caffeine....

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    Re: Obesity

    I weighed 295 which scared me
    had heart problems

    so I worked out everyday
    and still do except lately pulled muscle (ow)
    now I weigh 205 and I'm very muscular too
    can bench 250lbs. and go hiking on the weekends
    also since losing weight I cant handle caffeine

    my body's to lean for it now it's
    producing caffeine at much higher rate than
    normal so I'm hyper I thought about
    putting in a spicket and starting a starbucks lol



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    Re: Obesity

    Well it'd be nice to see people as a whole slim down but I dont see it happening and definately not through school lunches. I wish I could believe the school board looked out for children's health over spending costs but I cant. Truth is the crap they serve us or you is not going to change because its cheap, easy, and accessable. I think its horrble some of the food they serve, I mean I ate pizza almost 5 out of 7 days a week for four years of my life...I didnt gain much weight or anything but thats still godawful unhealthy.

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    Re: Obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Zackraa
    I weighed 295 which scared me
    had heart problems

    so I worked out everyday
    and still do except lately pulled muscle (ow)
    now I weigh 205 and I'm very muscular too
    can bench 250lbs. and go hiking on the weekends
    also since losing weight I cant handle caffeine

    my body's to lean for it now it's
    producing caffeine at much higher rate than
    normal so I'm hyper I thought about
    putting in a spicket and starting a starbucks lol

    now that is sumptin to be proud of!! but malnourishment is just a bad... no need for anyone to obsess once they've reached a healthy weight. my female friend is lik 5'2 and weighs 107 and her doctor told her she really couldn't afford to gain weight... thats not right, things like that can and do leed to bulimia and anoerexia.

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    Re: Obesity

    it's bad the other way, too. everyone would tell me that i was too skinny and accuse me of being anorexic, and even when i'd eat more then them they'd still think i was anorexic, so there was this one point in 8th grade where i ate so much i gained like 10 lbs in 2 weeks o.0

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    Re: Obesity

    obesity is a hard problem or a misjudged problem but i would like them not to blame a cookie monster.. it was in the new here in australia.. the cookie monster eats healthy and all because obesity is the number one epidemic :O not cool
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