Very interesting question - is it really bad to be obese...
I guess it's very bad, because you can't have a normal life, you're like outsider.
And that starts from clothing to dating, from simple everyday tasks to attitude.
I don't think any form of regulations can or will help them any. They'd just find other avenues like raiding chicken and pork farms for chicken nuggets and bacon. Then they'd go and buy a box of pastry from a good bakery to feel better about themselves. I have some relatives that fit this bill perfectly. It's all about them.
OMG!! you guys over here are damn funny.. Am just laughing. You know what? They will always have their way
from my personal point of view, yes, it is bad to be obese.
just a hint, you need to stop starting threads to promote your blog... forum rules.
let's make it more than a hint. read the rules, chigo. then update your profile page by including links to your blog there. or ditch the question asking who else can be more creative? the answer: obviously not you.
Chigo... There is nothing Creative about an Insincere Approach!
You know the rules: re promotion; We know you need a higher fan count to improve your standing here. Your blogsite is irrelevant to this site.
Your Creativity is reflected in your current score which clearly shows you as 'sub-standard' creativity-wise by comparison to those who you are attempting to have follow your link. I'm sure you would have had a far more positive reception if you had merely posted your pic in the forum rather than try to teach more creative folk to suck eggs!
The points made by Blue Dog were valid.
OMG!! Really interesting comments. Anywhere, whatever. I never wanted to promote any blog. Really never wanted. I was just sharing an opinion and butressing it with facts. That is no promotion. well get over it already
It is very unhealthy to be obese, diabetes, heart disease, Cancer...the list goes on...it goes deeper with some people...some have an out of control thyroid others might be in such a deep depression, and not to let all off the hook, some just don't know how to eat healthy or have no clue about portion control.
It's sad when people can not fit on a plane or a seat at a public event, not to mention the humiliation they go through.
I do not know how to help them without offending, but I do not think we need to take on an added expense with accomodating overweight folk. Honestly, if they need 2 seats to fit safely on a plane, then they should pay for the seats and not charge me for their inconvenience, by paying for reconfiguration of seats that they can fit in.
Sorry if I offended anyone, this is just my opinion.
Have you ever sat with one on a crowded plane? I have. It is not a pleasant adventure.
It certainly isn't good. I've always had a yoyoing weight. I was getting pretty skinny recently (190 at 6'4) but I've put back on about half of what I've lost in the past few months. It is frustrating but I know it can come off again once I get out of the winter eating spiral.
Regardless of whether it is "good or bad", overweight people should never be made to feel marginalized or insulted because of their weight.
It is indeed bad to be obese.. It is not at all good from the prospective of health. It will give birthto many unwanted diseases.. So always avoid this problem..
Untill we stop opening more and more restaurants with oily and sugarly food easily accessed,relatively cheap,hundred times processed - you do not even need teeth to eat it - the problem with obese people will stay and be worse! Human body does not need pig's food! All we need just fruits and vegetables fresh and unaltered, some grains,slightly cooked and fresh not salted and peppered or caramelized nuts and tiny bit of protein. THAT's IT, LADIES and GENTLEMEN, THAT's IT! And if you are eating all that crap and still thin, well, some people can actually play lottery and win, consider yourself to be one of them.
People are definitely eating more and exercising less, and individuals have to take some responsibility.
On the other hand, I find it interesting that the 'obesity epidemic' is getting all this press as health care reform becomes an issue. Many people now come right out and say things like, "Well if you're fat and you get sick it's your fault." Who benefits from that kind of attitude? Insurance companies. Coincidence? I don't think so.
I worked in the insurance industry for years. The healthy height/weight charts for underwriting life and health policies have been revised at least 30 pounds downward in recent years, yet scientific evidence shows that being slight overweight is HEALTHIER than being slightly underweight--a fact Jewish grandmothers have known and pushed for years.
Being morbidly obese is a serious health problem, but I wish people would look deeper and how this is all hyped in the press.
I feel a hub coming on...
Well Pam, I'm glad you are so inspired, it will be a good one too.
---Obesity IS A DISEASE and we have to treat it accordingly and not to laugh at it. Most times it can be helped, you just have to know how.
The knee-jerk reaction is that obese people have bad eating habits, and are lazy. However, that generalization doesn't hold in many, many cases. Along with genetic tendencies, there could be hormone imablances, and other diseases. People on a variety of different prescrip meds usually gain a lot of weight. My 99 lb nephew weighs over 325 lbs--all in the course of two years. He is schizophrenic and weight gain on such meds is highly documented.
All that being said, it is still very true that after all the excuses are used, and you decide you refuse to be a victim of genetics, disease or meds, or whatever else, you have to make the choice about whether or not you want to stay obese. So what if it's a tough road. So is any other disease or malady that any of us could face.
I'm sorry for what obese people suffer. I'm sorry they have to pay for two seats on an airplane at times. But I've been stuck with some maladies myself, and it's only through constant vigilance, addressing them every day, commitment to health and wellness as much as I need air to breathe, that I have been able to manage and in many cases overcome many of these things.
We have to take the stand that we are in control of our bodies, and do whatever it takes to manage all the possible things that can go wrong. It's damn tough work, but it certainly pays off if we want it bad enough.
Inasmuch as the issue is not generalized to everybody (because some are as a result of the genes) efforts can be made to prevent this outcome. what you have are people who dont think about their future. I know somebody who is obese and I can tell you that he caused it 100% by himself. He cant tell me nothing. What I envisage for is for people to put into their consciousness what they eat and they, also giving maybe a little time for some exercise. It really feel bad to them to be obese. Thats the truth
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