posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 09:58 AM
Theres a number of excuses from both sides of the obesity population.
I find it funny a number of times that the ones that claim fat people just have no self control are themselves not overweight and usualyl never have
been. i'm not talking a few lbs over from xmas, im talking fat. horizontal belt buckle fat. jumping up in show size fat..
some have just always been heavy, some its an imbalance, some its glands (think thyroid) and some its just a plain old sedentary lifestyle, and some,
got heavy from various things like being bedridden from being sick or injured and just can't get the weight off.
either way, long story short, your stomach gets used to having more food in it and it takes time for it to get down from that, while this is
happening, your body, and stomach in particular is screaming for food. you know, to eat, that thing thats hardwired into our heads, combine that with
a lot of other factors like making it hard to exercise for long enough, etc and yes, its a downward spiral
this drug could be a good thing for a lot of people to get over that hump and into a lifestyle change. lets face facts, for most, if its too hard,
they quit doing it. we like instant gratification and when you'r enot really seeing anythign happening, its hard for most people to justify
continuing an activity that just wears them out, even if they know its for a good change unless they have no other choice.
I know from experience, having problems taking off weight, always having been heavy, diets that don't seem to work and not being able to exercise
much due to physical problems and schedule, reading and hearing nothing much more than sneering and derision at your weight, or empty encouragement
from others. after a while, you give up and a bit later, you get comfortable with it, and after a fashion, some people embrace it.
beleive me tho, theres a lot out there, where if they saw somethign that would make it easier to get the weight off and help them get to a point where
they could keep it off, they'd jump at the chance. yes, the medical profession might not like it since it cuts their income but can you think of an
insurance company (another big big BIG lobby) that wouldn't jump at this?
think about it for a minute before everyone gets all negative again.. theres a few systems and sets of reasearch out ther ethat could just about
eliminate obesity and its related problems.. they have to pay less, charge the same and make a whole lot of money.. theres a possible angle there.