Thread: Accept me.... ALL of me.
10/20/2004 12:08am, #1
Accept me.... ALL of me.
The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, Inc.
BUT ISN'T IT UNHEALTHY TO BE FAT?
Just being fat does not signify poor health. In fact, research shows that the health risks once associated with weight may instead by attributable to yo-yo dieting. Because fatness is most often caused by heredity and dieting history, and because 95-98% of all diets fail over three years, it is becoming apparent that remaining at a high, but stable weight and concentrating on personal fitness rather than thinness may be the healthiest way to deal with the propensity to be fat.
We must also consider that in our society, it is very difficult for fat people to stay healthy and become fit. Due to prejudicial medical treatment and harassment by health care professionals, many fat people do not receive adequate preventative health care, and procrastinate seeking treatment when there is a medical problem. In addition, many fat people do not feel comfortable participating in activities that would lead to a greater level of fitness due to social stigma.
People of all sizes can strive for fitness by making sensible food choices, following an exercise program, and getting regular check-ups.
10/20/2004 12:19am, #2
10/20/2004 12:25am, #3
Losers always have an excuse for failure. Much easier than taking responsibility for it.
10/20/2004 12:40am, #4
So you feel obesity and weight issues are always within the control of the individual?
10/20/2004 12:44am, #5
10/20/2004 12:50am, #6
I was hoping this thread would be about huge cocks.MY NAME IS ANTAGONY I SUCK AT COMBAT SPORTS KTHX
"blahblahblah, but I don't think I'm going to train tonight."
"Well if that were true, then I'd really REALLY want to come train!"
10/20/2004 12:50am, #7
DO you consider eating disorders to fall within those cases?
10/20/2004 2:03am, #8Originally Posted by samurai_steve
People use this as an excuse to not even try, regardless of whether or not they have a disorder. I just can't stand people who don't even make the effort.Taking responsibility for my actions since 1989
10/20/2004 2:16am, #9
In the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. Approximately 25 million more are struggling with binge eating disorder (Crowther et al., 1992; Fairburn et al., 1993; Gordon, 1990; Hoek, 1995; Shisslak et al., 1995).
10/20/2004 8:03am, #10