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abmann
abmann
Learn something new every day...
http://www.naafa.org

I'm all for more equality and more acceptance of all people but reading their info on weight loss/dieting is a little out there.

Found while reading "Skipping Towards Gomorrah" by Dan "ABM's Hero" Savage.

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justphoenix From: justphoenix Date: August 17th, 2006 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)

one o fmy pet peeves

those folks are fucked up. They're in complete denial about the health risks of obesity and want to limit other people's choices.
From: que_emocionante Date: August 17th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: one o fmy pet peeves

amen

i think it's also interesting that a group advocating acceptance doesn't really acknowledge the world's AVERAGE-weight people, who aren't "thin" but who aren't obese either.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 17th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: one o fmy pet peeves

AVERAGE is neither sexy not disgusting. I think that's why no one says anything about average.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 17th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: one o fmy pet peeves

What do you mean about limiting other's choices?
justphoenix From: justphoenix Date: August 17th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: one o fmy pet peeves

Right now the only one that comes to mind is banning weight loss surgery. NAAFA's position isn't to ban it outright, but other FA'ers do believe it should be completely banned.
nidea From: nidea Date: August 17th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Eating properly is hard work for most people. Lately I am more and more disgusted (though amazed as well) by the immense variety of processed foods available and the correspoding amount of advertising for them.

I don't know what to think about NAAFA, but like the other commentor said, I think they need to address the very real health risks of long-term obesity. My parents were friends with a family of two brothers and a sister. All were shaped like TweedleDee & Dum (no kidding) and all were dead by age 45. Sure, heredity played a role, but the 1/2 gallon of ice cream --per person-- they ate every night took its toll as well.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 17th, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is hard. Speaking as someone who used to weigh 260 pounds, it ain't easy with the proliference of shitty food. I've never though eating right was easy. In fact, part of the way I finally lost weight was to exercise a whole lot and not worry so much about wht I ate. Gradually my tastes changed as my body started to work better.

And they're sort of right about dieting not working. It's much easier if you change how you think about food rather than what and how much you consume. "Lifestyle change" is the new "dieting."

Environment is HUGE. I was at my heaviest when living with my father, who was also pretty large (he recently lost a whole bunch of weight after a medical scare). He is very inactive and didn't like to cook much. So we are fastfood often or quick meals which were generaly high carb and fat. It's hard to break out of that sort of routine.
nidea From: nidea Date: August 17th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nods*

It's true, as long as calories used is greater than calories consumed, you will lose weight. E. and I have moved away from flour and potatoes and toward more protein and veggies, but upping the exercise is the deciding factor.
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