True Life: I'm Happy to be Fat

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    Sep 19, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    So I was just channel surfing this morning and decided to watch an episode of True Life, and it was about people that are happy to be overweight. There were two girls, and a gay guy.

    I know that this is an old episode as I've heard people talking about it before but I had never seen it, and it was so interesting!

    It made me wonder like...at what point is "being proud of your size" and "loving your body" a cop-out for not living a healthy lifestyle?

    I think it's great for people to be happy and love where they're at, but can this be a destructive attitude to? IDK, it just had me thinking.
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    Sep 19, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    For some, it's a cop-out for living unhealthy.

    For some, it's a genuine happiness.

    For me, I hate looking in the mirror at even 10 lbs over my target weight. icon_lol.gif
  • GQjock

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    Sep 19, 2012 7:56 PM GMT
    What might make them happy?

    Isn't what is healthy
    You cannot be obese and be healthy ... it's as simple as that
    People say Hey... I like smoking ... it makes me happy
    it's the same thing
    There are risk factors that shoot up the more weight you have over your ideal weight for your body
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    Sep 19, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    GQjock said You cannot be obese and be healthy ... it's as simple as that


    Sorry, but that isn't true!
    Multiple studies have recently shown that obesity does not necessarily correlate with bad health, with as many as one in three obese individuals presenting the very same biological/metabolic health as the average, supposedly healthy-weighting person.

    Plus, being overweight has no known unhealthy effects, so there are no reasons -beyond aesthetic ones- to lose the few founds in surplus if one is happy with his current self.
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    Sep 19, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    Was that the episode where the girl carried a whole container of ranch dressing around in her purse? lol icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 19, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    Rita said
    GQjock said You cannot be obese and be healthy ... it's as simple as that


    Sorry, but that isn't true!
    Multiple studies have recently shown that obesity does not necessarily correlate with bad health, with as many as one in three obese individuals presenting the very same biological/metabolic health as the average, supposedly healthy-weighting person.

    Plus, being overweight has no known unhealthy effects, so there are no reasons -beyond aesthetic ones- to lose the few founds in surplus if one is happy with his current self.


    This post is full of shit.

    Absolute. Shit.

    At least provide us with sources. I want to see this.
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    Sep 19, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
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    Sep 19, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    Rita said
    GQjock said You cannot be obese and be healthy ... it's as simple as that


    Sorry, but that isn't true!
    Multiple studies have recently shown that obesity does not necessarily correlate with bad health, with as many as one in three obese individuals presenting the very same biological/metabolic health as the average, supposedly healthy-weighting person.

    Plus, being overweight has no known unhealthy effects, so there are no reasons -beyond aesthetic ones- to lose the few founds in surplus if one is happy with his current self.


    Pulling false info out of your ass doesn't count as research.
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    Sep 19, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    philibt saidWas that the episode where the girl carried a whole container of ranch dressing around in her purse? lol icon_smile.gif


    that's effing disgusting.
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    Sep 19, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    It's no less noble than the alternative.
  • RichLather

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    Sep 19, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    I think that if I were to lose 80 lbs, then someone would look at me for once.
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    Sep 19, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
    Rita said
    GQjock said You cannot be obese and be healthy ... it's as simple as that


    Sorry, but that isn't true!
    Multiple studies have recently shown that obesity does not necessarily correlate with bad health, with as many as one in three obese individuals presenting the very same biological/metabolic health as the average, supposedly healthy-weighting person.

    Plus, being overweight has no known unhealthy effects, so there are no reasons -beyond aesthetic ones- to lose the few founds in surplus if one is happy with his current self.


    I'll grant that not all overweight people are unhealthy. I've seen a couple documentaries on those rare few.

    However, the fact remains that the top three killers in North America are all diet related diseases, and have huge correlations to obesity. While being fat doesn't always make you unhealthy, it does 99.9% of the time.
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    Sep 20, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    running11 said
    philibt saidWas that the episode where the girl carried a whole container of ranch dressing around in her purse? lol icon_smile.gif


    that's effing disgusting.


    I know, right? Girls are icky! icon_lol.gificon_razz.gif
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    Sep 20, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    Somewhere between celebrating being overweight and obsessing over having eight pack abs is the sweet spot.
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    Sep 20, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    Who the fuck cares? Live and let live.
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    Sep 20, 2012 12:55 AM GMT
    Rita said
    GQjock said You cannot be obese and be healthy ... it's as simple as that


    Sorry, but that isn't true!
    Multiple studies have recently shown that obesity does not necessarily correlate with bad health, with as many as one in three obese individuals presenting the very same biological/metabolic health as the average, supposedly healthy-weighting person.

    Plus, being overweight has no known unhealthy effects, so there are no reasons -beyond aesthetic ones- to lose the few founds in surplus if one is happy with his current self.
    LOL dude, that is a lie. I can name a few of them. High blood pressure, diabetes, and other issues possibility of a heart attack or stroke, issues with joints and the stress it puts on your heart is very alarming. I do not know where you got your statistics from but i would not use them unless had really did some more research.
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    Sep 20, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    What gets me is celebrities who go through weight cycles, especially the ladies. How many times have I read about female celebrities who gain weight after having a baby or some kind of an emotional time and they're all like, "OMG I love having curves! I feel like a real woman!" Then a few months later they drop all the weight and are like, "OMG I can't believe how fat I was! I'm so happy I'm skinny now!"
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    Sep 20, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
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    Sep 20, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
    FlexandJack saidWho the fuck cares? Live and let live.

    I like this.
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    Sep 20, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    webmd.com Despite their weight, nearly a third of obese people are not at high risk of diabetes or heart disease, but nearly a quarter of normal-weight people are. The finding comes from a study of risk factors for diabetes and heart disease in 5,440 obese, overweight, and normal-weight U.S. adults by Albert Einstein College researchers Rachel P. Wildman, PhD, Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, and colleagues.




    A study led by the European Society of Cardiology on 43 265 adults shows that:

    The European Heart JournalWhen adjusting for fitness and other confounders, metabolically healthy but obese individuals had lower risk (30–50%, estimated by hazard ratios) of all-cause mortality, non-fatal and fatal cardiovascular disease, and cancer mortality than their metabolically unhealthy obese peers; while no significant differences were observed between metabolically healthy but obese and metabolically healthy normal-fat participants.



    It's just a sample, you can find many more of those studies.
    I never claimed that there were no unhealthy effects in being obese (read O-B-E-S-E, not simply overweight), but rather that one could be obese and, to a degree, healthy
  • Drift

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    Sep 21, 2012 12:04 AM GMT

    I've read similar studies to Rita, though would have to find them again.

    I guess even with those who are healthy inside, but are carrying extra weight, my concern would be on how that affects their movement. Will it put extra pressure on their joints, and wear them out faster? Will it restrict how easily they can do basic functions, like running and jumping? Will it put more pressure on their lower backs when lifting or bending over?

    All of this applies to those who have huge amounts of muscle too.
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:07 AM GMT
    7Famark saidSo I was just channel surfing this morning and decided to watch an episode of True Life, and it was about people that are happy to be overweight. There were two girls, and a gay guy.

    I know that this is an old episode as I've heard people talking about it before but I had never seen it, and it was so interesting!

    It made me wonder like...at what point is "being proud of your size" and "loving your body" a cop-out for not living a healthy lifestyle?

    I think it's great for people to be happy and love where they're at, but can this be a destructive attitude to? IDK, it just had me thinking.


    Its unhealthy to be overweight.


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    Sep 21, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    True happiness is flaunted, it's lived. IMHO*
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    7Famark saidSo I was just channel surfing this morning and decided to watch an episode of True Life, and it was about people that are happy to be overweight. There were two girls, and a gay guy.

    I know that this is an old episode as I've heard people talking about it before but I had never seen it, and it was so interesting!

    It made me wonder like...at what point is "being proud of your size" and "loving your body" a cop-out for not living a healthy lifestyle?

    I think it's great for people to be happy and love where they're at, but can this be a destructive attitude to? IDK, it just had me thinking.


    Maybe it's because of where I am from but alot of people (namely of color) have no issue with size..atleast not as much.

    I hate to bring race into it but from what I have seen, and again from what I HAVE SEEN.

    Biggers girls are more capable in the black community to get men rather than skiny girls..of color.

    I saw that episode to and the black big girl explained this.

    Men in the black community prefer size and shape and even pounds over skinny figure, and even the girls who are healthy want weight in the right places.

    I have 3 sisters aswell as many black female friends, who hate losing weight because if they lose they ass or breast it is the end of the world for them.

    Now there is a difference between being comfortable with your body and being lazy and not wanting a healthy lifestyle.

    Everyone doesnt want to spend hours on end working out day after day, and they shouldnt have to, but that doesnt make one lazy or "copping out" not saying you said it that way but still.

    Some people do carry weight alot easier. Like for me, I have to eat healthy all day and sometimes I barely eat at all just to either lose weight or maintain my weight, while I know guys who eat hamburgers everyday and never gain a pound.

    So much goes into weight and how you put it on and take it off, hell even where it goes.

    Heredity/genetics
    Height
    body type
    age
    etc etc etc

    I do have to say that the black girl even though she was big was pretty,

    also you have to realize that being big puts you in a different layer/level same as being a different skin tone.

    Shes beautiful , and so with her not being skinny she isnt judged next to the skinny girls, because shes not like them, which she also explains in the show.

    Its hard to get but simple all the same, depends on how you look at it.


    However, alot of things are unhealthy including, drinking, drugs, steroids, bareback sex, over working out etc, smoking.

    I think everyone has a vice of some sort.
    But at least they are happy with who they are...that's something even I can't say I am.
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    Why would anyone want to be fat? :/

    I think it's a cop out for them to say - or maybe they're just really secure with themselves which I highly doubt.