Fat people thread

soli.deo.gloria

Woodpecker
Orthodox
Gold Member
Think about this:

1 sugar cube is 4 Grams of sugar and has 16 Calories.
1 X 12OZ coke is 39 Grams of sugar. Thats 9 and 3/4 sugar cubes in one coke. 140 calories.

Meanwhile a snickers bar only has 20 Grams of sugar. 4 G protien almost no fiber and 245 kcal.
Meanwhile a Quest Peanut butter Protien bar has 21 Grams of protien, Erythritol for sweatner (good for gut biome and teeth) and 1 G of sugar and a boatload of fiber @ 200 KCAL

Quest bars are awesome. I can skip breakfast have a quest bar for lunch and a reasonable dinner and feel totally satisfied.
 

Gimlet

Pelican
She looks completely miserable, people should stop enabling this fat can be beautiful BS. Her knees are about to buckle, and she looks like she is in pain despite being at Disney World. If she lost weight she'd be pretty (though it is too late for her skin to bounce back).

Exhibit A: when the fat girl stops lying to herself about being fat and fabulous, puts down the jelly donuts and starts working out. Rebel Wilson.

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nagareboshi

Kingfisher
Orthodox
A while ago, a person in this thread said something like: “We shouldn’t worry about obese people, as everyone knows they need our help and pity. The real problem is slightly overweight people, who are everywhere and don’t think there is anything wrong with their lifestyles.”

Dude, why did you have to say the truth so clearly? Now I can’t stop noticing that everywhere in modern news media and modern culture, there are so many people who are VERY overweight but just below obese, and you never see any skinny people in “Average Joe on the street” interviews anymore.
 

Lawrence87

Kingfisher
Orthodox
A while ago, a person in this thread said something like: “We shouldn’t worry about obese people, as everyone knows they need our help and pity. The real problem is slightly overweight people, who are everywhere and don’t think there is anything wrong with their lifestyles.”

Dude, why did you have to say the truth so clearly? Now I can’t stop noticing that everywhere in modern news media and modern culture, there are so many people who are VERY overweight but just below obese, and you never see any skinny people in “Average Joe on the street” interviews anymore.
It's because everyone is just caught up in a culture of pleasure seeking. There's no sense of denying oneself. In the secular world all there is to life for most people is the momentary spikes of pleasure they get from orgasm, eating some cake, getting high/drunk. For most people life is nothing but a string of these moments to ward off the meaninglessness of their world view. It's hardly any wonder that most people are borderline obese.
 

MartyMcFly

Ostrich
Other Christian
A while ago, a person in this thread said something like: “We shouldn’t worry about obese people, as everyone knows they need our help and pity. The real problem is slightly overweight people, who are everywhere and don’t think there is anything wrong with their lifestyles.”

Dude, why did you have to say the truth so clearly? Now I can’t stop noticing that everywhere in modern news media and modern culture, there are so many people who are VERY overweight but just below obese, and you never see any skinny people in “Average Joe on the street” interviews anymore.
What really seems weird to me is seeing doctors and nurses that are overweight. They work in the medical field and should set a good example. Also, you would think encountering people who suffered consequences of being overweight/obese would serve as a constant reminder of the need to eat healthy (as well as abstain from heavy alcohol consumption and tobacco use).

It also is weird to see so many police officers that are overweight and it seems common. One would expect accountants or cooks to be overweight but not police officers who should be in shape to catch criminals.
 

get2choppaaa

Hummingbird
Orthodox
What really seems weird to me is seeing doctors and nurses that are overweight. They work in the medical field and should set a good example. Also, you would think encountering people who suffered consequences of being overweight/obese would serve as a constant reminder of the need to eat healthy (as well as abstain from heavy alcohol consumption and tobacco use).

It also is weird to see so many police officers that are overweight and it seems common. One would expect accountants or cooks to be overweight but not police officers who should be in shape to catch criminals.
Lots of cops have issued with alcoholism and stress eating.

My buddies/family who are cops all think it's pretty disgraceful... but it's common.

Paramedics and firefighters are worse.
 

Batman_

Kingfisher
A while ago, a person in this thread said something like: “We shouldn’t worry about obese people, as everyone knows they need our help and pity. The real problem is slightly overweight people, who are everywhere and don’t think there is anything wrong with their lifestyles.”

Dude, why did you have to say the truth so clearly? Now I can’t stop noticing that everywhere in modern news media and modern culture, there are so many people who are VERY overweight but just below obese, and you never see any skinny people in “Average Joe on the street” interviews anymore.

Haha, that comment was mine. It actually took me a long time to notice - since "overweight" (and skinnyfat) are so insanely common, you don't really notice it. But just look at peoples faces, you don't even need to see them with their shirts off - you can just tell.

I started to notice it because I kept hearing of this "obesity epidemic" and yet I didn't see many more obese people than say 5, 10 ,15 years ago. Then it clicked with me - it's not that fat people are becoming obese, it's that everyone is becoming fatter in general. In my day to day life, almost everyone I interact with is overweight or skinny fat (if not obese) and it quite honestly saddens me.

I looked through my personnel directory at work and it was just depressing to see how so many employees gained 30, 40, 50+ lbs over just a couple of years, and they probably won't ever lose it again for the rest of their lives. It's just expected. People who *don't* get fatter as they age are truly outliers at this point.


What really seems weird to me is seeing doctors and nurses that are overweight. They work in the medical field and should set a good example. Also, you would think encountering people who suffered consequences of being overweight/obese would serve as a constant reminder of the need to eat healthy (as well as abstain from heavy alcohol consumption and tobacco use).

It also is weird to see so many police officers that are overweight and it seems common. One would expect accountants or cooks to be overweight but not police officers who should be in shape to catch criminals.
The amount of fat nurses (especially Hispanic) is mind boggling. Clown world.
 
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cosine

Woodpecker
What really seems weird to me is seeing doctors and nurses that are overweight. They work in the medical field and should set a good example. Also, you would think encountering people who suffered consequences of being overweight/obese would serve as a constant reminder of the need to eat healthy (as well as abstain from heavy alcohol consumption and tobacco use).

It also is weird to see so many police officers that are overweight and it seems common. One would expect accountants or cooks to be overweight but not police officers who should be in shape to catch criminals.
It's like visiting a dentist with awful teeth, or a mechanic whose car doesn't work.

I've spent a lot of time in a liberal city that commonly gets claimed as "fittest city in the US" and have met with obese doctors. I couldn't help but think about the doctor's weight the whole time. They're surrounded by elite runners, cyclists, climbers, triathletes...etc. I suppose they could still offer you prescriptions for certain things like infections, but it seems totally insane to take advice from a fat doctor.
 

Trudarknez

Pigeon
Non-Christian
The thing about fatness is that the person themselves are suffering the most. It is like people who lose the will to live. It is hard to help these people.

Some people use drugs to self destruct. Food can be close to a drug especially if combined in certain ways (additives, macros, etc.). Or think about pornography. There are many ways to bury your head in the sand.
 

Max Roscoe

Ostrich
Orthodox Inquirer
Fat people truly repulse me. Probably more than any other group outside gangster thugs.
It's not healthy to obsess with judging and criticizing others, but these are people publicly committing the deadly sin of gluttony.

A friend told me once that he never trusts fat people, as they clearly have no willpower and therefore a weak internal conscience.

I have a friend in his early 50s who has been obese since I've known him. He recently had a medical issue and instead of getting serious about his weight has consigned himself to going around town in a motorized wheelchair (there is nothing wrong with his legs). I predict he will never walk again. He also looks about 65. He receives a small assistance payment which covers his basic expenses, as his weight I guess is considered a "disability". Only in America!

I can see how one can slip into laziness, particularly in this antisocial "distancing" pandemic, and I at least have good genes where I can't really get over 200 lbs, but I find it really hard to see how someone can let themselves become *obese*. I feel embarrased to be at the upper bounds of "normal weight." I guess all the fake "low fat" foods and bad health/diet advice are a big factor.
 
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