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    L.I. to Buckeye
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    Smokers are much more readily accepted than fat people are in this society.

    Also, you can put down a cigarette and never pick one up again. Not so with food. Because of this, food addictions are MUCH more difficult to overcome.

    That’s a strange dichotomy in my estimation.

    #1083369

    McFly
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    You can be fat and healthy, and you can be thin and unhealthy. BMI, weight, etc. doesn’t mean anything.

    Sorry, but that’s simply not true. Weight has been clinically tied to overall health over and over again.

    #1083384

    L.I. to Buckeye
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>L.I. to Buckeye wrote:</div>
    You can be fat and healthy, and you can be thin and unhealthy. BMI, weight, etc. doesn’t mean anything.

    Sorry, but that’s simply not true. Weight has been clinically tied to overall health over and over again.

    You’re a doctor?

    #1083391
    rus
    rus
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>McFly wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>L.I. to Buckeye wrote:</div><br>
    You can be fat and healthy, and you can be thin and unhealthy. BMI, weight, etc. doesn’t mean anything.

    Sorry, but that’s simply not true. Weight has been clinically tied to overall health over and over again.

    You’re a doctor?

    Dunno who they are, but they’re right.

    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/obe/risks

    Overweight and Obesity-Related Health Problems in Adults

    • Coronary Heart Disease
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Stroke
    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Abnormal Blood Fats
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
    • Reproductive Problems
    • Gallstones

    You can claim that the obese are beautiful people too or whatever, claim that it’s all genetics, blame everything except the person holding the fork, but you don’t get to deny that being fat is unhealthy.

    Just like an alcoholic can’t claim that their drinking isn’t a problem, to continue the disease model of addiction.

    Food addictions are more complex, but many people with them do have success in overcoming them by eliminating foods that spike blood sugars ( wheat and sugar predominantly ). There’s the same mental process involved with other addictions: using external things to attempt to regulate emotions.

    I will take issue with the BMI as a measurement. Height / weight charts aren’t very accurate if you have anything other than a sedentary lifestyle but gained acceptance because it’s easy data to gather. Estimates of body fat percentages are more accurate, depending on the method.

    #1083393

    McFly
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    You’re a doctor?

    I’m a bit flabbergasted that you would think that someone has to be a doctor in order to know this.

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