Originally Posted by Runningman411
Why are you skinny fucks so critical of fat people? Just so you know, I've never been big so I'm not particularly sensitive to their struggles. However, I just see it as another issue. Frankly, I think it's mostly genetics. However, some people certainly don't help the genetic deficiency by eating poorly.
Be glad that you have decent genetics and that moderate exercise combined with a decent diet keeps you thin. Hell, I'm sure some of you have never stepped into a gym and are probably thin. I was that way until just a couple of years ago. Hell, even today, I eat 2500-3000 calories a day, with a 4-5000 calorie day every now and then and haven't gained a pound in two years. I'm 35, by the way. In fact, I lost about 5 lbs because of weightlifting.
I know, and am thankful, that I don't have to do much. This thread is just one step above good looking people looking down on ugly people. Some of you sound like a bunch of middle school girls.
Originally Posted by BB1
I think Reggs has the basic right idea about how easy it can be to loose weight by making a few small changes. Stop making excuses! I'm 40 and am 5'10" 140 lbs, which is about the same as what I weighed at 25. To loose weight and keep it off, I didn't even bother to diet nor do I have an exercise regimen. All you need to do is rethink what you eat...
1. Replace all drinks with water
2. Eat less meat and more vegetables
3. Stop eating fast food entirely
4. Avoid processed foods and eat more raw ingredients
The above is not a "diet" since that would imply a temporary program. It is a permanent attitude adjustment centered around eating only good quality food as opposed to the junk that passes as food today. After a while you will actually learn to like it better-- I now find fast food revolting, that soda pop tastes like poison, and that raw green beans are the best snack in the world!
I have relatives and friends my age that are constantly trying to loose weight and often claiming they're on a diet. They keep telling me how hard it is to do. Yet when they come over to my house the first thing they ask is, "do you have any soda pop?" Or at a restaurant when presented with a choice of fries or rice, they will always choose the french fries. They will also be the ones to suggest going to some greasy chain restaurant rather than a local independent one that has more healthy food.
Until their attitude about food changes, they will likely always be battling their weight. You will know you have right attitude once you start to feel disgusted by bad quality food and find delight in healthy food.
As a newcomer to this forum I am amazing by the condescending and quite frankly awful attitude to overweight people. Am I to presume that 99.9% of posters on styleforum
are perfect specimen's without an ounce of fat on them (including visceral fat whilst we're at it).
Whilst I don't have much sympathy for people (and it is usually females) who say "Oh I've tried every diet there is and nothing works", I'm just saying to myself 'have you tried the one where you don't put as much food in your mouth?
Over here in the UK, we are constantlybeing told that more and more children are obese by the time they hit 11 and this trend continues until teenage years. Health groups put pressure on the government to keep getting schools to promote healthy meals but how do you stop children from just going over the road to the greasy take away and having whatever they want? Answer is, they can't.
Look, someone people like eating and whereas I subscribe to the theory that being fat makes you feel unhappy, you can't just tar everyone with the same brush (this is directed to the OP) as some people do have medical issues which make it hard for them to lose weight. How about someone who has given up smoking but replaced the cigarettes with food? Which is the lesser of those two evils?
I'm talking as someone whose BMI is currently 26.1 and twelve months ago was over 33. Yes I realise that I still have weight to lose but if you passed me the street OP and made an instant judgement on me, well, what the fuck do you know about my past history?