I don't buy your argument at all. I guarantee you that diet and exercise are VERY effective tools to make people lose weight. Haven't you ever seen
the show 'The Biggest Loser' on television? Why don't you go ask any member of a wrestling team or rowing crew team if exercising helps them lose
weight? I'm sure they could clear up any misconceptions you have about the obvious connection between exercise and weight loss.
You mentioned (and put in bold) that you believe that obesity causes laziness. I'm sort of confused because I don't really understand how a physical
condition (obesity) can cause a mental condition (laziness). Since you are immediately in control of your mind but not immediately in control of your
body, I suggest you fix your intellectual laziness and go exercise harder
and your physical state will probably improve as well. That's right,
get off your lazy butt and go exercise, or stop complaining about being fat. I also include writing articles justifying being fat to relieve your
cognitive dissonance about being fat, as complaining.
By cognitive dissonance, I'm referring to the fact that the OP mentioned (in jest perhaps) that he/she was displeased with his/her appearance at a
June barbecue. Maybe if you took the time you spent to write this fatty article and set it aside, the same time every day, and used it to sustain
your heartbeat between 140 and 160, you would look great at your next barbecue.
Speaking of barbecues, if you're eating red meat almost every night and drinking alcohol every night, you have no right to complain or be confused
about why you are fat. Next time you see an extremely fat person, ask yourself how much of that mass is probably made out of red meat alone. It's
not made out of broccoli, which is why dieting is important.
When we are talking exercise, every little bit helps. Remember that the person who does only 10 sit-ups a day, every day, has noticeably better abs
than the person who does nothing at all after a month.
Here's a scientific equation for you:
Sustained Exercise Over Time + MOTIVATION ---> Weight Loss
Saying obesity causes laziness may be partially true because it restricts mobility, but that's sort of like saying that maybe cancer isn't caused by
cigarettes, it's just the people smoking them were going to get cancer anyways.
Seriously, come on.
By saying dieting and exercise aren't the "most effective" ways to lose weight, I guess that's true if you measure success by pounds lost, and compare
the results to someone who got liposuction or a tummy tuck. While those options may make you lose weight, that is treating the symptom, and your body
is still unhealthy. Those people NEED exercise just as much as if they still looked fat. Which brings me back to...
Dieting and exercise are the healthiest ways to lose weight.
1) You are not a truck, truck analogies don't work on you
2) Telling other people that diet and exercise don't work, to justify your lack of diet and exercise and consequent fatness is not cool. You are
essentially spreading your false information and lazy mental state to other people, who may be encouraged to let their health deteriorate. I read in
one of these threads that emotional states have similar epidemiology as diseases, the antidote is YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO EXERCISE.
3) A little goes a really long way, you just have to be willing to do a little bit.
4) Now go exercise. If you don't you lack discipline & must consciously admit it to yourself.
5) Anyone who replied to this thread in agreement with the author, you need to be real with yourself please. It may be progressive to be tolerant of
fat people but it is not good for your health to be fat, or to tell people that exercising and dieting 'are not effective'. I'm done now, apologize
if anyone has been offended. This is just my opinion, so take it at that.
edit on 23-9-2010 by Albastion because: typo fix, added the & symbol