“The problem with what you’re saying is that obesity in and of itself is not unhealthy. Several health conditions lead to obesity and being fat can be a sign of an unhealthy lifestyle, but there is no definitive link between the two. ”
That is directly against the mountain of scientific evidence that shows the fact that there is a definite link between obesity and health. There is actually so much evidence that scientists dont even have much debate as to whether its unhealthy or not.Obesity is always a sign of overeating because humans cannot create matter from nothing. We cannot defy the laws of physics and get energy from food we do not consume. Overeating is unhealthy and obesity is unhealthy. We know this through actual research.
You can tell very little about a persons health by looking at them? sure there are things you cant see that might be health issues, but you can see obesity. Thats the one thing you can definitely see. I can see a photo of you and see that you are overweight and so are overeating. Who knows though, maybe its not your direct actions causing you to overeat, maybe someone has kidnapped you and if force feeding you food beyond your control. There are no healthy fat people because being fat isnt healthy. Thats not how obesity works, although it might be different from what tumblr told you.
You cant expect to model and expose yourself freely and have no one comment on your body. That is the point of a piece of art or a photo right? to create a conversation? to say something? I wouldnt ask a random person to justify themselves and their size if they didnt make it part of the conversation (which is not what I have been asking of you). I simply stated that obesity being the future is a bad thing, and it clearly is.
”b) It doesn’t matter. I’m allowed to fat and not suffer for it - regardless of whether I’m healthy or not.”
No one said you arent allowed. I said its sad that the future is obesity rather than a normal weight. I would be even sadder if the future was without personal freedom but I dont think its either or.
”You mention smoking. Rarely do I see smoker shaming blogs on Tumblr. I see very few drug use shaming blogs. Or alcohol shaming. Or reckless driver shaming. ”
You know what I also dont see.
Smoking pride /smokingspo blogs
Drug pride/ drugspo blogs
alcoholic pride/ alcoholism spo blogs
Reckless driver/ Reckless driverspo blogs
Why? because they are self aware of the fact that it a dishonrable choice. They know its bad and they pretend its not hurting them and others. They are realists and they dont need any public outrage because the dont pretend its ok.
I absolutely dont hate fat people. I want them to be healthy and not have to live how they are living. I want humans around me to live full, happy lives without disordered eating and without extreme, warped bodies. Long life spans and health is all I want.
Bullying is not simply saying obesity is bad. It absolutely is the truth..
Well, first of all conditions like Cushing’s syndrome, testosterone deficiency and having an overactive thyroid can all lead to weight gain. Certain medications can also have this effect, such as antidepressants, seizure medications and high blood pressure medicine can also affect your weight.
There are also studies that show that obese patients are more likely - not as likely, MORE - than non-obese people to have a higher survival rate when it comes to kidney disease. This is known as “reverse epidemiology”.
High concentrations of total cholesterol have been associated with both a survival advantage in these patients, as has an inverse relation between blood pressure and outcome. These consistent findings across an array of cardiovascular risk factors in dialysis patients support the more inclusive term “reverse epidemiology.
Adding to that the fact that fatness has been shown to be nearly impossible to lose long-term. One study even argued that a fat person losing weight is actually putting themselves at more risk since their bodies are supposed to be fat.
It is entirely possible that weight reduction, instead of resulting in a normal state for obese patients, results in an abnormal state resembling that of starved nonobese individuals.
Obesity is a risk factor, but it’s lower down on the totem pole of risk factors,” he said, explaining that whether or not people smoke, their family histories and blood pressure and cholesterol rates are more important determinants than both external and internal fat.
So there’s that.
But really my point is that this doesn’t matter, because health is not the issue. If you cared about help you wouldn’t set up a blog with the sole purpose of making people feel bad about themselves. If you thought the problem with being fat was that people suffered because of it… why purposefully go out to make them suffer even more? Since that’s been shown to have the exact opposite effect, I mean.
And yes, I do post my pictures with the intent of making a statement. When you reblog them and add your commentary it changes the context of the message I want to convey and I will argue the toss in return. I think you may well have well-meaning intentions with what you do but trust me when I say that intentions be damned, you are only hurting people with your blogging.