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Americans----> You're FAT!

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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 10:57 AM
Hell.........I say, if your happy with who you are. Then rock on. I'm not obese myself. But I know many people who are and love who they are. So I see both ends.

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:00 AM
reply to post by NewAgeDragon

Great sentiment! Unfortunately, excess weight will take it's toll on health. Anyone can lose weight and keep it off fairly easily (see my previous posts in this thread). Love yourself, but on the way down to a healthy weight

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:06 AM
reply to post by PrimePorkchop

Yeah well at least fit people will go out looking good. I wont need a extra size coffin or a crane instead of pallbearers.

I love being fit if all unfit people knew how it improved your:


hell what in that list is not to like??!?!?!

Not to mention being a role model for your kid.
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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:17 AM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Advantages to being "morbidly obese"?

Possible qualifying as a "disability", and thus....get to work from home!!

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:20 AM
Great post and slayer has a point.

Even in the UK, we don't have special wheelchairs in the theme parks specifically for fat people - because it is not as tolerated as over in the US. [We do have wheelchairs for people who have other disabilities]

Being fit isn't just about living longer but actually getting more life into those years.

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:22 AM
LMAO! This is great AND so true!!!

I know many people who are fat and they blame everything and everyone else but themselves. They eat crap food and don't lift a single finger to do anything about it. When I voice my opinion they say I have no right because I'm skinny, well I also do shove my face with McDonald's, pizza and tons of crap on a daily basis. I also get a lot of exercise. I make sure I eat right so I don't look like a heffer. I am tired of people trying to make me feel bad because they are fat. It's not my problem!!

I have a few friends who are quite heavy yet they will eat junk food everyday and get a diet coke, like that will do anything lol. I can't figure that out for the life of me.

Great thread and those that don't like it only don't like it because it's how they opinion anyway. There are very few fat people who have an actual medical condition that causes it, the majority of Americans are fat on their own accord.

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:25 AM
reply to post by freedish

I believe what you say about the primal diet, no doubt about it, we don't expend the energy we did when we had to hunt and gather our own food, and food was righteous, yes I said righteous,

A study done on Native Americans and Hawaiians showed natural weight loss when they returned to their traditional diets.

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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:26 AM
I agree AMERICA is fat!!!

When I goto the beach Me and maybe a handful of other guys have beach bodies. Hardly any hot babes these days just big fat people in one piece suits OR wearing bikini's that makes them look disgusting.

I have gone to many places in public and seen women wearing clothing that just make me wonder wtf are you wearing that when you weigh 300 pounds. I lived in Europe a few years in the 90's and lemme tell you almost everyone their was in shape!! Sure the older people were a lil over weight but I mean they were like grandma's and grandpa's you know it looked more natural but the younger generation were either in gymnastics or kick boxing soccer etc. etc. But ya America, is way over weight, and its disgusting to me, and of course out of respect I do not disrespect people in public or have any opinion I keep it to myself, but I have seen a few people and just asked myself in my head wtf?

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:27 AM
I agree. My wife is a coeliac so we cook quite a bit from fresh.

There are only two keys to keeping fit : Watch what you eat and drink, and make sure that you exercise enough

I am fortunate in that my work is 4 miles or sometimes 8 miles away from my home so that I can cycle this distance every day. It is empowering coming home and seeing all the cars struggle in this ice and snow.

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:28 AM
Would like to point out that the statistic of "overweight" people in the US is based on BMI data. BMI data is a joke. When I was in the hospital and literally did not eat for weeks, I lost enough fat to be hollow-cheeked, and lost a good deal of muscle mass, as well. My weight dropped from 245 to 225. I was "skin and bones," pretty much. Yet my BMI states that I should weigh around 160-180, and that I am morbidly obese. I would probably not have enough muscle to walk at 180, and might not survive at 160. The truth is, American's as a whole DO tend to have larger builds than many European nations, so obesity statistics based on BMI are always going to say the US is fat in comparison.

Now, are there are lot of porkers? You bet. But there are a lot of them everywhere. I've lived in a lot of places, and the only places where I've seen an abnormally high number of chubsters is in cold climates where it's beneficial, in a way. The use of obesity statistics and the push for fitness are all part of a marketing campaign by the medical industry and the related political pressures thereof.

If you're worried about being healthy, make sure you can run a mile or two a day. If you can do that, then your body is managing your weight pretty well and it is unlikely to constitute an inordinate health risk. A scale has nothing to do with healthy.

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:28 AM
That's another thing i have noticed, society has become so fat that people who are a normal weight for their height are referred to as skinny, by others and themselves....which i thought would describe people who are underweight..strange.
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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:28 AM

Does anything need to be said?

This is a problem - People shouldn't be this way.

The education is missing, the understanding of how to live better is gone.

We are being poisoned by GMO's and corn syrup being put in eeevveerrything.

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:30 AM
reply to post by SLAYER69

You can't categorize an entire country for others lack of self respect. I'm 39, in shape and excersize daily. You may want to check out the rest of the globe. These countries aren't off by far but mere points.

Behold: The world's 10 Fattest Countries

In countries around the world, waistlines are expanding so rapidly that health experts recently coined a term for the epidemic:GLOBESITY.

By Laurie Cunningham — Special to Global Post
Published: November 25, 2009

1) American Samoa, 93.5 percent (of population that's overweight)
2) Kiribati, 81.5 percent
3) U.S., 66.7 percent
4) Germany, 66.5 percent
5) Egypt, 66 percent
6) Bosnia-Herzegovina, 62.9 percent
7) New Zealand, 62.7 percent
8) Israel, 61.9 percent
9) Croatia, 61.4 percent
10) United Kingdom, 61 percent

(Other countries to look out for: Australia, Chile, Mexico)

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:36 AM
reply to post by ker2010

The thing that bothers me is the anger some of you seem to have when it come to people that are over weight,

Why is it women get breast implants and butt implants?

Both my daughters are waitresses, they tell me what is said when a heavier person comes into a restaurant, plus what makes you think heavier people don't exercise?

Researchers say modifiable risk factors are what led to the decline of heart disease. These included a 41 percent drop in smoking, a 175 percent increase in hormone replacement therapy among postmenopausal women and dietary changes that included more fiber, fish oil and folate and less saturated and trans-fatty acids.

This report shows how strange things are getting. Women are getting healthier at the same time they're getting heavier, which shows that body size may not be an accurate predictor of how well we're doing.

Source: Family Practice News,

LONDON — If it really is what’s on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble.

Some doctors now think that the internal fat surrounding vital organs like the heart, liver or pancreas — invisible to the naked eye — could be as dangerous as the more obvious external fat that bulges underneath the skin.

“Being thin doesn’t automatically mean you’re not fat,” said Dr. Jimmy Bell, a professor of molecular imaging at Imperial College, London. Since 1994, Bell and his team have scanned nearly 800 people with MRI machines to create “fat maps” showing where people store fat.

According to the data, people who maintain their weight through diet rather than exercise are likely to have major deposits of internal fat, even if they are otherwise slim. “The whole concept of being fat needs to be redefined,” said Bell, whose research is funded by Britain’s Medical Research Council.

Without a clear warning signal — like a rounder middle — doctors worry that thin people may be lulled into falsely assuming that because they’re not overweight, they’re healthy.

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:43 AM
While i skimmed that, i felt like i was looking at the CHANs

Visually stimulating, slightly insulting, and already apparent

posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:48 AM
I do agree with you about the women who think they are empowered...they are an epic fail. The only ting empowering them is government subsidized feminism and Judges who award them everything in court to further a government agenda of oppressing and suppressing men to keep them from having the spirit to fight against the government while they usurp the sovereignty of our country. Women are helping them to do this. Yeah, they are real empowered while fat and disgusting. They don't look like Xena princess warrior or super woman or any number of ninja women depicted on television, nor can the average woman beat up a man in a fight (as purported on TV), it's just to make them think that they are empowered and can do this stuff so they WILL do this stuff and then the government actually makes the rest go to jail, lose children in court, alimony,'t takes man's liscense so that he can't get job in country, takes passport so he can't get job in another country, woman irritates man so bad he hits her or worse out of anger...ends up in prison, hence, no more probelm for gov't. Also, a poor broke man.....still no problem for gov't......women getting everything from gov' problem for gov't. Women really are fat in America and spolied and yes they think they are all that...when actually they are all FAT.
....that's where we get off in agreements as i hate Slayer and anything that worships the devil.
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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 11:55 AM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

Not anger. But excuses is what i have a problem with. If your gonna be fat fine and dandy. It doesn't bother me in fact its great. It makes me look even better when everyone else is fat.

Just dont make excuses for it saying its a gland problem, or you dont have the time to exercise etc etc.

Simply say your fat of your own accord because you eat whatever whenever, you make 5 trips to the buffet and get little to no activity.

Be honest with yourself and others. Isnt honesty the best policy?

If i stop working out and start eating junk food i can go from fit to fat in 2-3 months easy. From a hardbody to a slob in 2-3 months. If i let this happen im not gonna make excuses, it was me that did it. Not Mcdonalds, not the government, not Ben and Jerrys, but me.

Now I do eat sweets occasionally. I love sweets. I'll probably eat one today. I combat this by two ways:

Proportion it!!! Dont eat a half a gallon of ice cream, eat a small bowl. Also do a little extra cardio, the more cardio you do the more lead way your have to eat a few sweets in proportion.
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posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 12:01 PM

Genetics Has Key Role In Obesity

ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2007) — New evidence that genetics plays a key role in obesity is published in the International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications. The findings relate to the genetics of modern Pima Indians who have an unusually high rate of obesity but the finding could be extrapolated to all people. Their obesity is thought to be linked to a thrifty metabolism that allowed them to metabolize food more efficiently in times when little was available but causes problems when food is in abundance.

evolutionary selection on Pima Indians, a people indigenous to the present-day Sonora desert of Arizona and New Mexico. The researchers anticipated an effect consistent with higher metabolic efficiency among these people and focused specifically on recently discovered variations in their mitochondrial DNA, so-called SNPs, or single nucleotide polymorphisms.

The metabolic rates of 200 obese Pima individuals were measured and revealed that two of the three known SNPs influence metabolic efficiency. The researchers then used the genetics software TreeSAAP, to analyze the biochemical changes caused by these SNPs and then tracked the evolutionary selection of these genetic variations in 107 different types of mammals. This allowed them to propose a mechanism by which these SNPs affect the mitochondrial respiratory chain and consequently increase metabolic efficiency in the Pima people.

The team suggests that an increased metabolic efficiency could have been an evolutionary advantage. The SNPs may have persisted because they helped the Pima survive the harsh dietary environment of the Sonora desert throughout the history of the people.

On my fathers side I come from big Austrian stock, my grandmother was six foot and stocky, but not fat,

I am five eleven, sixty years old and weigh 160, I am female, at one time I weighed one twenty five, I looked like I was dying, been called an Amazon all my life, and no mans ever kicked me outta bed.

I don't have high blood pressure or diabetes and haven't been to a doctor since 1981,


posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 12:05 PM
reply to post by Gradius Maximus

Thanks for making me lose my lunch GM.

See this is the real problem. People see these shows with these morbidly obese people. These people have so much extra fat and skin that you don't know where one limb ends and another begins. They are the "poster children" of obesity in America, yet they don't represent the rest of the country. Like I stated pages ago, people cannot paint with such a wide brush (although it is indeed needed in some cases....

Yes I am overweight (according to BMI standards, which are outdated and trivial), yes I can almost bench press my body weight, yes I have a gut. No I do not sit in front of the television 12 hours a day eating nothing but potato chips, sweets, and ice cream. No I do not drink gallons of soda a day. No, I do not over eat. In fact, I eat two meals a day and am completely satisfied. And we're not talking "American Portions."

Genetics plays a much bigger factor in determining who is going to retain fat and who isn't. I am a full-blooded Scotsman. Many members of my family are short and stout. That's what genetics has done to me. Am I making excuses? Hell no I'm not. I am proud of my heritage, who I am, and what I look like. Quite honestly, I could care less about what people say or think. Chances are I could snap them like a twig anyway.

On the other side of the coin, I am disgusted by people that let themselves get to the point of that woman in the video (just as many of you are). More times than not, however, there are psychological problems, biological problems, etc. that allow them to get that fat. Then there are just the typical "fatties" that allow themselves to get that way because of massive caloric intake and no sort of exercise or movement at all. I've watched people like that on Discovery Health. Their caloric intake DAILY is enough to feed a family of four for almost a full week. There's another show that I watch on BBC (and maybe my UK friends can help me here because I don't remember the name of it) that these people go around showing fat people what they are actually eating in a day, showing them their full caloric intake and then lay all the food out in front of them.

My whole point is that massive obesity is a relatively new thing in the world. Nobody still fully understands what makes one person "average weight" and another one "overweight." I still stick by the premise that genetics play a huge factor in determining weight and fat content.

This is still one barrel-chested Scotsman not afraid to rest his beer on his belly at the end of a long day, and be proud of that fact. And if you have anything negative to say about that, I'll brake yer back in two.

Have a great weekend all! I'm going sledding!

Peace be with you.


posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 12:05 PM
Also look at The Biggest Loser. Look at some of the transformations those guys make.
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