And my example wasn't about being socially skilled, it was about how playing that much videos games can be considered physically unhealthy due to, among other things, the sedentary nature of video games.
As the paper I linked said earlier, not everyone who is overweight has negative health implications. But even if they aren't physically unhealthy they tend to have some sort of mental stress or pain caused by them being overweight because society has strong stigmas against being fat. This stress caused society is the essence of what thin privilege is.
Even if somebody is unhealthily overweight, that shouldn't be a focus of social matters. Those stigmas against being fat tend to compound issues for people who are unhealthily fat by discouraging them, if enough people tell you that you are fucking lazy fatass some people start believing that they will stay fat no matter what they do.
I'm not talking about stopping help for people who are unhealthily overweight, I'm talking about stopping harmful stigmas that are counter-productive to helping them.
Losing weight is 70% diet and 30% exercise. Even if you eat healthy and 200-300 colories under your bmr you would still lose weight. Only much slower. So yes, walking around and eating well does make you lose weight. Please learn nutrition, human body anatomy and how it works, then come back, thx
And I didn't say anything about a fat person being terrible at all, don't accuse other people of putting words into your mouth when you're doing it yourself. And work on your aggressive attitude, it's getting you nothing but grief.
With all of the stigma associated with being thin, it's nice to out all the fatties as well. The human body is an amazing machine, but they treat it like it's a landfill. The new politically correct terms for describing a fat girl is "full-figured"... all because it isn't nice to point out that surviving on fried chicken and diet Coke has made them a human marshmallow. But thin people are still ridiculed mercilessly and nobody has a problem with it. I'm simply pointing out that there are more fat people, than there are thin people.
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And hell, I didn't even have to work that hard.
When has someone ever been made more fun of as a skinny person than a fat person?
I'd also like to agree that there is no such thing as thin privilege. I weigh 200-odd pounds, big whoop. I know I eat too much compared with how much I exercise, and I haven't even been trying. The idea that some people believe that it's a "privilege" to not be overweight is ridiculous.
Well for girls it seems that a thin girl can be called an anorexic bitch as much as wanted and nobody gives a damn, but mention to a fat girl about her rounder forms in a non sugarcoated way and you can prepare for getting yelled at.
there is literally a day-by-day, meal-by-meal diet guide and a fitness guide on there
you know who you remind me of?
like goddamn, unless you're letting your impulses control you like a small poopy-panted child, all it takes is a little bit of time and effort
Why not make a special seat for the fat dudes, and have em pay double of what they are paying for a normal seat? Its bulletproof.
lol fuck fat people. We should use them for fuel.
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this post, a thoroughly-sourced and heavily-researched post on the calories in, calories out theory (it's actually an excerpt from the book I'm writing). In terms of the metabolic response to caloric restriction, the long-term results are the same. But a person who loses 50 pounds and now weighs 150 pounds will have to eat significantly fewer calories than a person who has weighed 150 pound their entire adult life. Two bodies of the identical size should have similar caloric requirements, no? Instead, the person who lost weight must consume significantly fewer calories just to maintain this lower weight. And basically what happens is that the body responds to caloric restriction (whether through diet, exercise or both) with adaptive thermogenesis. And no, I don't buy low-carb or paleo or any other diet fad. Nutrition is simple... some foods are healthier than others (lean meats, poly- and mono- fats, whole grains), and others are less so, and achieving balance within your means is the key. Exercise is simple too... 150 minutes moderate or 75 vigorous per week, and find something you love. And how your body responds to those changes may or may not include significant weight loss, but that doesn't matter as much as your metabolic indicators: blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugars.
So, if you want to debate whether calories in, calories out is valid, I'm up totally up for it. But I hope you'll read this post first to see the underlying research that supports my position. And if you've got something you want me to read, feel free to send it. I love a good debate and I can definitely do so.
It wasn't super hard either.
You just have to deal with it, adapt.
Took me a year to go from being able to grab a handful of bellyfat to having a sixpack.
The only people who seem to claim just how easy it is to lose weight or not gain it are seemingly the same people who were thin their whole lives.
I for one didn't say it was easy.
But how can you tell how hard it is for you if you haven't really tried?
I can understand an overweight person would have to buy an extra seat if he/she actually fits enough for the person next to not being able to stay on his/her seat.
Though from what I have observed the "thin privilege" seems to change a lot depending on things like Age, Gender, Appearance, Where you live, the company you keep, how your mindset is (or to put it in other words "Your Personality,) and weight (Too fat or too thin?).
I think that it is bullshit that if someone of X (over or under)weight does a certain thing (like cry or eat less/much/too little See the reply Clarke made on page 1 (reply 6)) it's considered wrong. Or is it? That is either depending on the place the person lives and/or the company the person keeps.
I have seen where being overly thin (skeleton even) has been a status symbol. And I have seen where it has been looked down upon (and not helped.)
I have seen a fat person loose most of his friends when reaching a certain age. Good friends started looking down on him. Talking insultingly behind his back for no reason. Two times have I seen that (and both times helped.) And in both cases there weren't anything wrong with the person other than the age reached.
Where I go to school there are a lot of both fat an thin people. There doesn't seem to be any privilege to being thin (Not what I have observed.)
Oh my. This got a little longer than I originally intended it to be.
" Do you personally judge people based on weight? as in if you see a small and large person both eating the same unhealthy item or doing unhealthy activities do you see them the same way?"
One of my favorite quotes was made by Sherlock Holmes about a case. Though it does fit in here too:
"The worst mistake you can ever do is to make theories before you have the evidence."
I'd lose weight if it was easier. Again, not everyone can lose weight like you guys. So don't try to act like you know everything about losing weight just because you did it.
you do realize you have to exercise 30 minutes every day
this is shit you learn in freshmen health class come on
To understand why losing a large amount of weight (greater than 10% of your starting weight) is nearly impossible to sustain for more than one year, you need to understand how the hormones leptin and ghrelin work. You need to understand adaptive thermogenesis. You need to understand that although the body obeys the laws of thermodynamics, there's also a system in place to respond metabolically to both exercise and caloric restrictions in order to conserve energy, either for the hard work your body senses or the famine it fears. If you are eating healthy and exercising and it doesn't make you thin, that doesn't mean you're necessarily doing something wrong. That's just what your body is meant to be like. There are better metrics of health than weight.
I'm fairly stocky, partly because I keep physically fit because of my job, but also because it's close to my natural shape.
So, not only can I really get skinny, but it could affect my overall safety and I wouldn't be as healthy.
How hard were you exercising? I see overweight people come into the gym all the time and they'll leave after half an hour and won't even be breathing hard. If you're not even sweating you're not exercising right. When I was losing weight, I went to the gym every other day for an hour and a half. Now, I go for the same hour and a half, but six times a week. You really do get out of it what you put into it.
Carb restriction, which is compatible with paleo, is the most effective and painless way for overweight humans to lose body fat. This was pretty well understood 80 years ago. The low-fat nonsense first popularized int he 1960s is losing popular acceptance. One could argue that this is more of a fad.
this post. Again, show me one long-term study of caloric restriction that shows sustainable success rates in terms of retention or overall weight loss. They just aren't out there, and everyone in the research community accepts this fact. The only people who don't accept that there isn't a single successful way to lose weight is the general public.
My point is not to disparage any particular dietary approach. It is to simply redefine "success" for that program. If you are able to live the paleo lifestyle and that's what you want to do, more power to ya. But you shouldn't measure the "success" by how many pounds it has made you lose, but by how it has impacted your metabolic indicators: blood pressure, sugars and lipids. If your cholesterol improves (namely, an improved HDL-to-trigs ratio, but also dropping LDL), your blood pressure is within a healthy range and you have good control of your blood sugar, then what you weigh doesn't actually matter. And the fact that people have been led to believe this is true has created unrealistic expectations. And those unrealistic expectations ultimately lead to the adoption of a lifestyle long enough to see that it hasn't made them then. Then they give up the lifestyle and move on to the next big thing.
And I think that low fat has just as much evidence of efficacy as paleo. If you put Dean Ornish in a room with whoever is the most effective paleo proponent, that both groups would come out saying the exact same thing: their guy won and the other guy got his clock cleaned.
The Ornish diet has long-term research showing that it reverses heart disease. Same with the Pritkin diet.
I just don't think there's any one dietary prescription that will lower obesity rates. In any case, obesity rates haven't risen since 1999 for women and children and since 2004 for men, according to a 2012 NHANES study, the only population study of its size and kind because it actually weighs its participants.
Focus on healthy behaviors and the most important metrics of health, of which, weight is near the bottom of the list. Paleo, Ornish, doesn't matter. Find something that works for you and stick with regardless of what it makes your body look like.
Thin privilege is bullshit. I am fat and it may not completely have been up to me throughout life but I have the choice on whether or not to lose that weight. Due to my body type, I'll never be truly "skinny" but if I were fit I wouldn't have fat flabs and moobs, and I'd just have a big chest. Aside from that, being fat doesn't limit you THAT much, it's better to be skinny, no doubt, but you can still be athletic when you're fat, I am, you can still have a friends or even a girlfriend while fat, I do, and I've seen a much fatter guy than me, get a much better girl.