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originally posted by: Salander
It's really far more complicated than that
Its so easy to blaime genes, the genes didn´t make people fat in 40´s and 50´s or before that
originally posted by: solargeddon
Sorry for ranting, but it makes my blood boil, especailly when the BMI perfect brigade start preaching that it is all as simple as input- output, because if that were the case my daughter should weigh much less than her brother and she doesn't.
there is another factor in all of this, there is a good chance the family are low income and probably don't have the cash to put the lad into after school clubs (they are pricey) sure there are many activities that are free such as walking, but if the kid is anything like my 11 year old you start to get very ansty about walking anywhere with your parents.
It is all about input/output.
originally posted by: Char-Lee
Fine let us have only Hitler types as parents guess we will all be perfect.
o you picked up few pics to proove it was common to be overweighted those decades?
I'm talking about health risks for the child
I'm a foot taller and 2 stone lighter than the boy in this case. Poor lad must have a massive body fat percentage, and all because of the choices made by the parents. I think it is shameful that so many of you support this as OK, bet he struggles even walking up stairs, I feel sorry for him, yet you appear to be happy for parents to ignore obvious health risks.
originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: Char-Lee
You are just a typical fat apologist who appears to see no health risks with an eleven year old weighing 15 stone at 5'1"