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kleinbl00  ·  245 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong

    I wasn't really taught that excess caloric intake = increased body fat when I was a kid and I guess no kid really should. Parents need to be taught so that they can be that health-buffer.

By way of contrast, my parents restricted me to 600 calories a day when I was 7 and spent 8 months requiring me to do half an hour of Canadian Air Force calisthenics before bed. And when that didn't work, they gave up.

When I went from outweighing my father by 50 lbs to underweighing my father by 50lbs in the space of three months, they said "congratulations."

I'm 7 inches taller than my father.