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(LA Times)   New study claims 42% of American adults will be obese by 2030, assuming they live that long   (latimes.com) divider line 91
    More: PSA, American adults, Americans, preventive medicines, Kaiser Permanente, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, childhood obesity  
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2012-05-08 01:20:39 PM
But don't anyone dare tell people they should eat healthy. Why, that'd be downright socialistic!
 
2012-05-08 01:21:14 PM
More hot women for me. Enjoy mediocrity, fatfarks.
 
2012-05-08 01:21:58 PM
Use the stairs and skip lunch
 
2012-05-08 01:22:05 PM
TEAM RANCH DRESSING
 
2012-05-08 01:24:48 PM

pudding7: But don't anyone dare tell people they should eat healthy. Why, that'd be downright socialistic!


Clearly nagging people isn't working, so why would we want to continue with a failed strategy?
 
2012-05-08 01:24:52 PM
air conditioning
 
2012-05-08 01:25:09 PM
We idolize thin, but everyone is fat.
 
2012-05-08 01:25:38 PM
I supersize my midmorning snacks.
I put ranch dressing on my fried cheese sticks.
Triple cheeseburgers must have bacon. And more cheese.
I wash myself with a rag on a stick.


I AM the 42%.
 
2012-05-08 01:25:51 PM
Study leader Eric Finkelstein, a health economist at Duke University in Durham, N.C., said it was unclear whether growth had slowed thanks to public policy initiatives aimed at preventing childhood obesity, greater societal awareness of obesity's health risks, or because Americans have hit the maximum level of fatness a population can sustain

I laughed way too hard at that sentence.
 
2012-05-08 01:27:28 PM
Good news for chubby chasers, farkers.
 
2012-05-08 01:28:46 PM
30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day - everyday is all it takes.

/ people are farking lazy
 
2012-05-08 01:29:30 PM
www.badhomecooking.com
 
2012-05-08 01:29:57 PM
According to this site, I'm overweight:

http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

36 year old male.
6'2"
205 lbs.
bench 225
squatting 300
dead lift 350

33 waist, 34 leg.

I can see my abs.

I'm a fattie. Your a fattie. We are all fatties.

fat.
 
2012-05-08 01:29:57 PM

Mad Scientist: I supersize my midmorning snacks.
I put ranch dressing on my fried cheese sticks.
Triple cheeseburgers must have bacon. And more cheese.
I waRsh myself with a rag on a sHtick.


I AM the 42%.


ftfm
 
2012-05-08 01:30:59 PM
media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-08 01:31:57 PM

pudding7: But don't anyone dare tell people they should eat healthy. Why, that'd be downright socialistic!


The problem is that telling someone they should eat healthier or exercise more carries with certain connotations. It boils down a personal attack; what they really mean is "You're fat, and that makes you less deserving of happiness."

We need to show more understanding and foment healthy self-esteem. Believe me, they'll need that healthy sense of self-worth as they age and become more prone to feelings of guilt over burdening the country's health care systems.
 
2012-05-08 01:33:51 PM

pudding7: But don't anyone dare tell people they should eat healthy. Why, that'd be downright socialistic!


I don't think telling people is the problem. I access to healthy food and the cost of healthy food is the problem.

Also, speaking as reformed fatty myself, you gotta have the will to want to be healthy and live a healthy lifestyle.

/used weigh 350 lbs.
//lost 90 lbs. in the last 8 months, still have more to go
///slashies
 
2012-05-08 01:35:21 PM

sand_in_my_vagoo: pudding7: But don't anyone dare tell people they should eat healthy. Why, that'd be downright socialistic!

I don't think telling people is the problem. I access to healthy food and the cost of healthy food is the problem.

Also, speaking as reformed fatty myself, you gotta have the will to want to be healthy and live a healthy lifestyle.

/used weigh 350 lbs.
//lost 90 lbs. in the last 8 months, still have more to go
///slashies


Awesome - keep it up, you'll get there!
 
2012-05-08 01:35:29 PM
Yo, fat girl...come 'ere are you ticklish?
 
2012-05-08 01:36:48 PM

hallotavagyna: According to this site, I'm overweight:


Although BMI can be used for most men and women, it does have some limits:

It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.
It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle.
 
2012-05-08 01:37:48 PM

jjorsett: pudding7: But don't anyone dare tell people they should eat healthy. Why, that'd be downright socialistic!

Clearly nagging people isn't working, so why would we want to continue with a failed strategy?


Because mass murder is frowned on.
 
2012-05-08 01:37:50 PM
Is this the thread where all the roid ragers tell everyone they are considered fat by bmi stats as an excuse to tell us how shredded they are?
 
2012-05-08 01:40:05 PM

Headso: Is this the thread where all the roid ragers tell everyone they ....


Yes. See my above post


//will be staring at myself in the mirror if you need me
 
2012-05-08 01:40:21 PM
95% of women here are fat from what I see...

or maybe I don't see the hot ones because they're giving bjs to the rich people in their mansions.
 
2012-05-08 01:40:37 PM
solve the problem: Change the BMI scales. Ta-Da!

Do I have to think of everything around here?
 
2012-05-08 01:41:00 PM

hallotavagyna: Headso: Is this the thread where all the roid ragers tell everyone they ....

Yes. See my above post


//will be staring at myself in the mirror if you need me


You sound fat.
 
2012-05-08 01:41:08 PM
Obese according to a BMI chart... Which is complete bullshiat. Sure they're a lot of fat farks, but not near what they claim.
 
2012-05-08 01:42:02 PM
42%..so that is a reduction from 2012 numbers right?
 
2012-05-08 01:42:27 PM

Headso: Is this the thread where all the roid ragers tell everyone they are considered fat by bmi stats as an excuse to tell us how shredded they are?


Yes, it's this one! You also get a nice splash of obese people making light of the situation to absolve one another of personal responsibility. And skinny people, who are in most other respects unattractive, using the opportunity to gloat. It's a lot of fun.
 
2012-05-08 01:43:10 PM

hallotavagyna: According to this site, I'm overweight:

http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

36 year old male.
6'2"
205 lbs.
bench 225
squatting 300
dead lift 350

33 waist, 34 leg.

I can see my abs.

I'm a fattie. Your a fattie. We are all fatties.

fat.


If you know what you can deadlift, and the answer is something other than "nothing", BMI is no longer something you rely on as a gauge of your health.

BMI is useful for the AVERAGE person who doesn't have anything else to gauge their fitness with.
 
2012-05-08 01:48:03 PM
You Don't Understand!

The biscuit is made from scratch... and there's a 2 for $2 special...

What 570 calories of pure fast food breakfast bliss looks like:
lunchpig.com
 
2012-05-08 01:48:58 PM
I don't need to check BMIs to see if people in my area are fat. The advertising signs tell me all I need to know.

i121.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-08 01:50:38 PM

LineNoise: If you know what you can deadlift, and the answer is something other than "nothing", BMI is no longer something you rely on as a gauge of your health.

BMI is useful for the AVERAGE person who doesn't have anything else to gauge their fitness with.


You are sort of correct. My point is that the whole BMI calculator thing is absolutely useless.

BMI shouldn't be used to gauge their fitness. I work with a bunch of skinny-fat chicks. The probably couldn't run a mile or take the stairs up to the 3rd floor in our building.

//sorta want some of them
 
2012-05-08 01:52:00 PM
45 yr old male, 5'10" 165 lbs ... according to BMI I was obese. Worked out at least 4 hours a week.
 
2012-05-08 01:56:30 PM
well by then we can turn their fat into fuel!!!!
 
2012-05-08 01:56:31 PM

papakee: 45 yr old male, 5'10" 165 lbs ... according to BMI I was obese. Worked out at least 4 hours a week.


You're not obese, but perhaps a bit dense. That works out as a BMI of 23.7. That falls solidly into the healthy category.
 
2012-05-08 02:02:54 PM

SlothB77: hallotavagyna: According to this site, I'm overweight:

Although BMI can be used for most men and women, it does have some limits:

It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.
It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle.


The BMI chart can be crap in many ways.
//runs 45-50 miles a week
//gym 5 days
//6' tall
//181lbs
//body fat 11-12%
and I have seen that chart list me as a fatty. Whatever.

Plus there are people who are never going to look "skinny", but workout, eat right and are healthy.
So I hate to see that chart make them feel like they are not getting anywhere.
 
2012-05-08 02:06:42 PM

pudding7: But don't anyone dare tell people they should eat healthy. Why, that'd be downright socialistic!


Most of this is DERP, but you do hit on a point - that we keep telling people to "eat healthy", but we've been defining "healthy" the wrong way for the last 2 or 3 decades now. We shouldn't be worrying about "low-fat" or "low-calorie", and instead should be trying to eliminate much of the sugars/carbs from our diet, and cultivate a more "primal" diet that primarily consists of vegetables, nuts, fruits, and meat/proteins, without much regard for cholesterol numbers or the higher fat content which our bodies can either use for energy or pass out in our waste. Excess blood sugars, OTOH, basically scour the inside of your arteries and are the root cause of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.

No, I'm NOT a doctor, but this guy is, and he's admitting he was wrong. The rest of us should do the same.
 
2012-05-08 02:07:13 PM

the_end_is_rear: The BMI chart can be crap in many ways.
//runs 45-50 miles a week
//gym 5 days
//6' tall
//181lbs
//body fat 11-12%
and I have seen that chart list me as a fatty. Whatever


BMI of 24.8, the high end of heathy.


I think part of the problem is people can't figure out the diffence between "healthy", "overweight", and "obese"
 
2012-05-08 02:09:46 PM

hallotavagyna: LineNoise: If you know what you can deadlift, and the answer is something other than "nothing", BMI is no longer something you rely on as a gauge of your health.

BMI is useful for the AVERAGE person who doesn't have anything else to gauge their fitness with.

You are sort of correct. My point is that the whole BMI calculator thing is absolutely useless.

BMI shouldn't be used to gauge their fitness. I work with a bunch of skinny-fat chicks. The probably couldn't run a mile or take the stairs up to the 3rd floor in our building.

//sorta want some of them


You say 'absolutely useless', I say 'useful as a population statistic'. Yes, there are exceptions - but as a baseline to measure the 'untrained' population - what would you prefer? Height and weight are the most readily available measurements that can be universally provided. Would some amalgamation of body fat, V02 Max and resting heart rate be more accurate? Of course. Is that remotely as easy to compile for a population and use as an indicator? Clearly not.
 
2012-05-08 02:12:42 PM

amishkarl: the_end_is_rear: The BMI chart can be crap in many ways.
//runs 45-50 miles a week
//gym 5 days
//6' tall
//181lbs
//body fat 11-12%
and I have seen that chart list me as a fatty. Whatever

BMI of 24.8, the high end of heathy.


I think part of the problem is people can't figure out the diffence between "healthy", "overweight", and "obese"


BMI gets a little scary towards the middle of "healthy" for someone like me, who is 5'6" ... I'm 200 pounds right now, which falls into Obese, and yeah, I'm a big guy ... but BMI is telling me I should be a maximum of 155 pounds and to get to a BMI of 21, I should be 130 pounds?

If I weighed that much, I'd be sickly ... seriously, 130 pounds is a normal weight for a 5'-6" male???? Holy christ ...
 
2012-05-08 02:14:08 PM
Always thought that BMI was a useful tool for assessing the relative health of entire populations, but wouldn't necessarily be a good gauge for many individuals, as is outlined above.

Now for my personal opinion, most obese people I know would say 'sure, I could lose a few pounds, but I'm not fat'. This is primarily driven by denial, and the fact that everyone around them is just as fat as they are. As a society, we've lost perspective on what a healthy person (weight wise) looks like. Not going to be an IFG (internet fit guy), but my family routinely tells me I'm too skinny when my weight is on the higher end of the healthy, non-overweight range.

\I probably sound fat
 
2012-05-08 02:15:31 PM
Fatty bashing makes me feel so good about myself.
 
2012-05-08 02:16:38 PM

seadoo2006: BMI gets a little scary towards the middle of "healthy" for someone like me, who is 5'6" ... I'm 200 pounds right now, which falls into Obese, and yeah, I'm a big guy ... but BMI is telling me I should be a maximum of 155 pounds and to get to a BMI of 21, I should be 130 pounds?

If I weighed that much, I'd be sickly ... seriously, 130 pounds is a normal weight for a 5'-6" male???? Holy christ


Yeah... no you wouldn't. I have a buddy that height and he weighs120-125. I'm 5'10 and weigh 135. We're both lean, musclyy guys. Neither of us looks sickly. At least, as long as I don't shave my head.
 
2012-05-08 02:17:34 PM
First sentence win

"The ranks of obese Americans are expected to swell..."
 
2012-05-08 02:21:42 PM
Our culture is making people fat.

The people want instant gratification. They want excess. They want Double Whoppers with cheese and bacon and extra mayo with a king sized fry and a Diet Coke.

They want to be able to waddle into a 7/11 and waddle out with a candy bar and a giant Slurpee that they refilled the cup the bought and saved 30 cents. That's a deal right there.

They want their triple macchiato super sugar syrup coffee(half soy milk, half fat free milk please, they're watching their diet).

They want their 24 oz steaks served with baked potato drenched in sour cream and butter and a side of broccoli smothered in cheese.

They want to do all that, and be able to sit at the computer or watch TV, and be able to drive their car out to the mailbox at the end of the drive way, all that and more.

Because this is America damn it, and who the fark are you to tell them all that excess is what is making them fat?
 
2012-05-08 02:22:18 PM

DBart81: Study leader Eric Finkelstein, a health economist at Duke University in Durham, N.C., said it was unclear whether growth had slowed thanks to public policy initiatives aimed at preventing childhood obesity, greater societal awareness of obesity's health risks, or because Americans have hit the maximum level of fatness a population can sustain

I laughed way too hard at that sentence.


Me, too. And with a BMI of 31, I know I am at the maximum level of fatness I can sustain. Must. Go. To. The. Gym. (But after work, not in 26 minutes.)
 
2012-05-08 02:24:30 PM

TheStag: Always thought that BMI was a useful tool for assessing the relative health of entire populations, but wouldn't necessarily be a good gauge for many individuals, as is outlined above.

Now for my personal opinion, most obese people I know would say 'sure, I could lose a few pounds, but I'm not fat'. This is primarily driven by denial, and the fact that everyone around them is just as fat as they are. As a society, we've lost perspective on what a healthy person (weight wise) looks like. Not going to be an IFG (internet fit guy), but my family routinely tells me I'm too skinny when my weight is on the higher end of the healthy, non-overweight range.

\I probably sound fat


I agree - there is also the tenuous relationship between appearing fit and being fit. I recently became associated with a population of what I'll call 'fitness psychos' - and despite having a ridiculously wide variety of body types and appearances, the one thing they have in common is their physical capacity. Guys I would have considered skinny little punks who are deadlifting 400 lbs, and guys I would have considered over-muscled lunks who can run an endless series of six minute miles.

For myself I realized that while I appeared to be very physically fit (six-pack, bulging muscles, etc and yes I'm overstating) - my actual fitness level in terms of capacity was (and is) very, very poor.

The human form covers an awfully wide range of healthy possibilities, and as such any averages will necessarily be inaccurate for lots of people. That doesn't make the averages worthless, just limited.
 
2012-05-08 02:25:00 PM
Is no one going to +1 subby's headline?
All right, I guess I'll do it.
 
2012-05-08 02:25:17 PM
It's no surprise. I think a lot of it comes down to parenting. Most families have both parents working and don't have time to cook a normal dinner anymore. On top of that, they don't tell their kids to stop eating 6 twinkies everyday.

I also believe they are getting rid of or reducing the amount of recess for kids in Elementary schools. When the kids are obese at such a young age, it only gets worse when they grow older.
 
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