Food addiction for 800lb cry baby!

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    Oct 13, 2015 11:34 PM GMT
    Maybe not....more like a pacifier!!
    800-Pound Man Addicted To Food Says He Is Changing His Life
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/800-pound-man-addicted-to-food-says-he-is-changing-his-life/vi-AAfplBp
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    Oct 13, 2015 11:46 PM GMT
    To get to 800 lbs there have to be people enabling. If seen documentaries where family members are cooking nearly all day because the fattie is too big to do it themselves and are usually bedridden. Shame on them.
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    Oct 14, 2015 12:10 AM GMT
    What I don't understand is how these people can AFFORD to eat that much. I remember a tv show years ago and the 'fat' person listed the food they consume in 1 day…It was unbelievable… I could never afford to eat that much… never mind all the crap they consumed, and the crap is usually the most expensive.. Most of these people are not able to work, so how do they maintain that expense ??
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    Oct 14, 2015 12:11 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidSo why are you calling him a crybaby?


    If you watch the video he has the desire to lose the body fat, yet he broke the rules and had pizza and was kicked out and then made a fuss about it when his dad couldn't even get him back in the front door. He needs to push harder!
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    Oct 14, 2015 12:18 AM GMT
    You guys don't understand much about addiction. I hardly think the guy wanted to weigh 800 pounds and he's obviously not happy. And as far as the family enabling him, well yes.....that's also all part of addiction. Alcoholics and drug addicts normally have enablers too. That doesn't change the fact that it's an illness.
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    Oct 14, 2015 1:57 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    hairyandym saidWhat I don't understand is how these people can AFFORD to eat that much. I remember a tv show years ago and the 'fat' person listed the food they consume in 1 day…It was unbelievable… I could never afford to eat that much… never mind all the crap they consumed, and the crap is usually the most expensive.. Most of these people are not able to work, so how do they maintain that expense ??


    You bring up some great points. But one thing I disagree with is that crap like Hostess and all that garbage snack food is actually cheaper than trying to buy fresh veggies and fruit.



    It's not about what's cheaper, even if they use that as a rationalization. Processed sugar causes an endorphin release that depressed people crave. And carrots and cucumbers do not induce this same release. This is why it's so hard to get them to eat healthier foods. Of course this release and subsequent "down" also lead them right back to depression. It's a cycle that is not easy to break.
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    Oct 14, 2015 1:58 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    hairyandym saidWhat I don't understand is how these people can AFFORD to eat that much. I remember a tv show years ago and the 'fat' person listed the food they consume in 1 day…It was unbelievable… I could never afford to eat that much… never mind all the crap they consumed, and the crap is usually the most expensive.. Most of these people are not able to work, so how do they maintain that expense ??


    You bring up some great points. But one thing I disagree with is that crap like Hostess and all that garbage snack food is actually cheaper than trying to buy fresh veggies and fruit.


    1 lb. of broccoli: $.99-1.99

    5 lb. bag of Halloween candy: $3 bucks.

    Few ounces Bag of salad: $2.99

    Weighing $800 pounds: priceless
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    Oct 14, 2015 2:08 AM GMT
    I mean for some people food is their anesthesia. It helps them ease whatever pain they have in their lives. Like in those movies where the girl was dumped, what do you see her do? she goes to the fridge and starts eating. Just as alcohol to an alcoholic. The only difference is that people will be more understanding because you can't tell on a daily basis with an alcoholic, however we can with obesity, and people won't even correlate obesity with depression, they will just assume you have poor eating choices, or you're lazy.

    I'm happy that this man is finally taking control of his life. Wishing him the best.
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    Oct 14, 2015 2:29 AM GMT
    Radd saidYou guys don't understand much about addiction. I hardly think the guy wanted to weigh 800 pounds and he's obviously not happy. And as far as the family enabling him, well yes.....that's also all part of addiction. Alcoholics and drug addicts normally have enablers too. That doesn't change the fact that it's an illness.


    Yes, definitely an illness. It's not a will power issue. People without the illness think it's just a will power issue or the person is just weak. Not so. For people to get that morbidly obese it is definitely an illness. No one wants to be that fat.