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Campaign to end the 'stigma' of obesity

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by Uther, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. dowie

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    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 41,323

    Yup, people will love to use stuff like the above to muddy the waters a bit.

    I mean I'm sure there probably is some genetic aspect to it to some extent whereby some for some people the **** we have available in modern diets today has less of an effect on them than others. Bottom line though is still that they're eating unhealthily and/or not exercising.

    I'm not sure they can easily control all factors though - for example people who fidget more are likely to be thinner:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6725107.stm

    Technically that behaviour is burning calories, does represent extra activity that is perhaps unaccounted for but is also seemingly linked to genetics too.

    So some people are lucky in the genetic lottery in terms of size, it isn't much of an excuse, the thinner people who eat **** and don't exercise are also leading unhealthy (but less visibly so) lifestyles. It isn't like there isn't plenty of information out there to let people know that exercising is good for you, that junk food is bad, recommendations on the daily calorie intake for men/women, fat, sugar, protein, various vitamins etc... etc...
     
  2. krooton

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    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 25,180

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    I'm a significant fidgeter, and when left to my own eating devices, I would never leave the 76-80kg range.

    The only time I was out of that range, was a constant 75kg when I was going to the gym every day, tracking every calorie, and eating keto, which was for the year running up to my wedding.

    My dad is naturally very slim, and has essentially mini-fasted his entire life as he never eats breakfast.

    My brother has also been slim at times, but more recently has been a bigger than either of us, and he doesn't fidget, and has a beer intake which I don't have.

    So many variables to it all, but lifestyle and diet are obviously the largest contributors to it all.