Fat is Forever.

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    Jul 08, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
    Fat is Officially Incurable
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    Jul 08, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    It's because of all the unhealthy foods that flood the shelves and restaurants.

    Will power is the ONLY way to be in the 0% range of those statistics.
  • NorthChinaLi

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    Jul 27, 2012 1:51 PM GMT
    basicly i agree. there are exceptions though. very few.
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    Jul 27, 2012 2:10 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIt's because of all the unhealthy foods that flood the shelves and restaurants.

    Will power is the ONLY way to be in the 0% range of those statistics.


    THIS!
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    Jul 27, 2012 8:21 PM GMT
    There are no chronically obese people in traditionally functioning hunter-gatherer communities. Discuss.

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    Jul 27, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    People are obese because they eat too much.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18985141

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    Jul 27, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    GonzoTheGreat saidPeople are obese because they eat too much.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18985141

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    It's not just that they eat too much. It's that they eat too much unhealthy and inflammatory food.

    I eat more now than I ever ate in my life, but it's almost all healthy (Paleo)...except for the venti Tazo Chai Tea Latte I just finished a few minutes ago.
  • Jerebear

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    Jul 28, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
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    ...and this is only 1 year of maintenance. 96% of people who lose over 20% of their body weight regain in a year.

    Its not incurable, but those are not good stats.
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    Jul 28, 2012 7:35 AM GMT
    it´s partly cos people do their "diet" lose the weight then start eating like they did before rather than permanently change their relationship with food.
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    Jul 28, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    GordonLee90232 saidI agree it is also what you eat and also how much you eat but it is just sesnible to eat good food and try to stay away from the bad food that is already in the package and also not to eat too much and avoid snacks also that will help.
    Does this mean that biking ~50 miles this morning then pigging out at Golden Corral's buffet was a bad idea? icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 30, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    GonzoTheGreat saidPeople are obese because they eat too much.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18985141

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    It's not just that they eat too much. It's that they eat too much unhealthy and inflammatory food.

    I eat more now than I ever ate in my life, but it's almost all healthy (Paleo)...except for the venti Tazo Chai Tea Latte I just finished a few minutes ago.


    I've always thought I was skinny because of lactose intolerance and an inability to digest certain proteins in red meats. But I don't eat wheat either just because I used to live with someone who had celiac and just learned to live without it.

    I'm the king of fish, rice and beans.
  • DR2K

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    Jul 30, 2012 6:54 AM GMT
    I've lost 100 lbs and kept it off just fine for the past 3 years. I worked too damn hard to give up or go back so I coontinue to move foward. Lifting allows me to eat more than a normal person, lol.
  • Thorbaugh

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    Jul 30, 2012 7:23 AM GMT
    Check out the NATIONAL WEIGHT CONTROL REGISTRY. They're research findings show that FAT IS NOT FOREVER.
  • inundation

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    Aug 01, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    Statistical determinism is silly. Sure, the vast majority of people who lose weight will regain it, but that does not "doom" any particular individual to regaining that lost weight. It simply points to the fact that there are huge forces pushing against maintaining weight loss and most people will succumb to those forces. That doesn't mean that you will.

    It's exactly what GonzoTheGreat said. People "go on a diet" and then go off it, and when they go off it, they regain the weight.

    Weight loss is hard, and it's even harder when you realize that in order to maintain it, you have to keep eating a diet which can be very unsatisfying at times. The bottom line is that your body isn't going to violate the laws of physics. You eat less, you lose weight ... you eat more, you gain weight. It's a choice. Yes, it's difficult, yes, it's a struggle that many people lose, but those facts don't eliminate the choice part of the equation ...
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    Well, it is Cracked.com. As much as I love that website, it's not my go-to when it comes to looking for scientific evidence (even though they cite their sources).

    Everything has to do with calories in < calories out. It really isn't that hard.

    (Yay for first post!)
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    Aug 10, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    IIIIIIIIIIIII saidWhat is this site cracked.com?


    And this pic is total bullshit:

    136891_v1.jpg


    ...If you read the article, that's the *point* of this picture. The caption underneath it says:

    "Except for this guy, who lost 100 pounds and got totally ripped in four weeks. If we could only see his face, we'd see it's totally the same person!"

    In short...it's a joke icon_rolleyes.gif