posted on Jan, 9 2010 @ 08:47 AM
Personally, i'm sick of the word 'FAT' i think it lumps all overweight/obese/morbidly obese people into one category. I'm sick of people thinking
every single overweight person is fat because they consume food in excess. I've been anorexic & i've been obese. Atm i'm healthy, but pregnant so
i'm enjoying eating cheeses and milks and proper meals that in the past my eating disorders have stopped me from eating. Both weight extremes for me
were due to extreme depression & medication. I've been called every name under the sun and it's horrible. Some people have no tact and have no idea
what it feels like to be called lazy and slack when you actually do work out daily and eat better then most.
People also like to forget that genetics & medical issues are a massive cause of weight gain. PCOS in women can make them gain weight very very fast.
Plus, i mentioned in a previous thread, that from what i've read the majority of overweight people in america tend to be of the poorer persuasion
(not all of course) and we all know how sugar, carb, and saturated fat laden some of the cheaper foods are. i know in australia it's cheaper to get a
bottle of coke for $1.50 at coles then a bottle of 100% juice at $5.50 per bottle (as an example) White breads and pastas and rice are all cheap
staples but will make you pack on weight like no tomorrow if you aren't healthy enough or can't physically work out. (and in some cases too lazy
I can't blame the food companies completley because at the end of the day we are all responsible for what we put in our mouths, but they make it damn
hard to make the right choices, especially when you think you have got it right and are eating well, only to find out there are so many hidden
additives you might as well get the full fat version!
They really need to start nutrition classes in early school, just so kids know the basics ie Kilojoules, just because the can says NO SUGAR, doesnt
mean it's good for you, just because it's LOW FAT doesnt mean it wont rot your teeth, energy in = energy out etc
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!