View Poll Results: Is Fat the New Normal in America?

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Thread: Is Fat the New Normal in America?

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    Re: Is Fat the New Normal in America?

    Obesity certainly seems to be becoming more acceptable and more widespread. I'm not sure if it's really the norm yet though. In any case, it's a big risk factor for a myriad of health problems and should really be highly discouraged. People need not be pressured into becoming as skinny as a twig, but there are established medical criteria that describe what constitutes a healthy weight and I think these should be emphasized to a greater degree than they are now.

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    Re: Is Fat the New Normal in America?

    Umm yep. Spend some time in europe and you will see

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    Re: Is Fat the New Normal in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Yeah but I think the point WebMD is trying to make is that fat people generally hang around other fat people because that's their comfort zone, obviously.


    I know this is a real phenomena because at work it's obvious these people are insecure when a fit person, not just me but other fit people, start giving their views or talking about their lives. There's definitely tension in the room and then the fit person will just sorta abruptly stop because they sense that tension and realize "ohhh.. we can't talk about this truthfully without you all getting upset" and they stop. It's amusing but very real. Crowd-think is a big part of why people are fat I think. I do think it's that superficial on a ground level.
    I used to be fat, so I understand how fat people think. They know they are fat but people telling them they are fat and how to not be fat is not really going to help. It's no mystery to them why they are fat.and becoming fit isn't a mystery either. They have to want to change. No amount of nagging will help. It's just like being an addict. Though I wouldn't say people are addicted to food per se mostly because I wasn't. It's really the addiction to easy food. I found myself never eating cooked meals but crap out of a bag or a window. It was quick filing and cheap. It's instant food, you don't have to think about it. My avatar was a picture of me when I was 17. I was extremely fit because I was on the swim team. I was impressed with how in shape I was. But once I graduated and got into college there wasn't time for swimming, not like I was. Beer and quick foods fattened me up pretty fast. I wanted tochange. that so I did. Nobody helped, nothing worked, I did it by the sweat of my brow. So the best thing to tell people is that they can do it, it isn't easy but if they want to be healthy and fit the answer is right there.
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    Re: Is Fat the New Normal in America?

    Fat's where it's at.
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