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kleinbl00  ·  151 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong

    that study about how it’s impossible to lose weight and keep it off or else you’ll be hungry every day for life, etc? As a person who has been 15 pounds heavier and naturally tends to maintain around my current weight, it just doesn’t jive with my own experiences...

You're what, 5'6? "Normal" is 40lbs wide at that height. Should you ever get pregnant expect to gain 25-40lbs. That 15lbs is "heavy" for you indicates that you have a normal metabolism.

I'm hungry right now. I just had lunch half an hour ago. 20 minutes before that I had a banana. It's fair to say that if I'm awake, I'm hungry. If I eat until I'm not hungry, the scale is 4-6lbs heavier the next day and will take two weeks to a month of aggressive dieting to return to the previous numbers.

I've weighed 92 lbs less than I weigh now. I've only weighed about 6lbs more. I got there by eating until I wasn't hungry - at 15 - and got to 92lbs less by not eating. It was the opposite of healthy but there is effectively zero guidance for people attempting to do it right.

From the article:

    In 2017, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the expert panel that decides which treatments should be offered for free under Obamacare, found that the decisive factor in obesity care was not the diet patients went on, but how much attention and support they received while they were on it. Participants who got more than 12 sessions with a dietician saw significant reductions in their rates of prediabetes and cardiovascular risk. Those who got less personalized care showed almost no improvement at all.

I have Jesus Insurance. It covers four sessions with a dietician, with a referral, including initial visit.

It bloody covers sixteen PT appointments a year.

    Also just like. If everybody is fat, then can everybody be discriminated against? 80% if Americans are obese and half of them feel judged on a daily basis (paraphrasing). By whom?

Behold the Pareto Principle. If those 20% account for more than 20% of hiring managers, then fat people are going to be discriminated against.

    Trust me I am an expert in that arena)

I have a cousin who has been morbidly obese ever since she was raped as a freshman in college. I understand that body image is a sensitive issue for nearly everyone, but those who have been more than 15lbs overweight have more of it than those who don't.

WanderingEng  ·  151 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Do you have ideas on what the solution might be, whether for you or the population in general? Or is the solution that we need to not whinge about it?

kleinbl00  ·  151 days ago  ·  link  ·