posted on Feb, 25 2008 @ 11:29 PM
reply to post by jitombe
Not sure if someone brought this up earlier but fat people have been around for a while. If you want to avoid being fat, daily eat the proper
combination of protiens, starches & veggies along with regular exercise and you should be okay unless you suffer from big bone syndrome.
You might want to take the time to read through the thread a little more thoroughly.
This isn't just about fat people. Twenty-percent of people with diabetes aren't overweight. This leads me to believe that diabetes is not about
weight at all, just poor nutrition. I see obesity as a sign of severe nutritional defeciency. Remember the little starving African kids with the big
Second of all, I agree there have always been fat people, but you can't seriously be arguing that there has not been an explosion of obesity in the
past few decades. Again, I see this epidemic as not being the result of lack of mental fortitude, but of deliberately imposed malnutrition.
Hunger is the body telling the brain that not only is your stomach empty, but your nutrients are getting low too. So you eat. But not long after you
fill your stomach, you are hungry again, because the "food" you ate had not nutritional value, and the body is still calling for the nutrients
needed to keep the body alive.
This is not just about choosing the right foods, it's about having access to healthy foods. Just look at the numbers I posted above for the humble
potato. Look how many of them you have to eat to get the value. You can get fat on anything if you eat too much of it. Now, add to that, all of the
psycho-socio-economic aspects of fast foods, both in restaurants and at home.
EDIT to add: I'm not trying to bash your opinion or anything. Thanks for posting. Your follow-up paragraph I agree with much more. At least you're
seeing some signs here.
[edit on 2/25/0808 by jackinthebox]