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madgastronomer:

aureuscrush:

madgastronomer:

aureuscrush:

thisisthinprivilege:

you do realise that being overweight is bad for you. I’m not talking about being “chubby” or whatever, I’m talking about being clinically overweight.

Mod response:

Oh, wow, really? NO ONE HAS EVER TOLD ME THAT BEFORE. NEVER. CERTAINLY NOT EVERY DAY OF MY FUCKING…

If someone is healthy then why aren’t they at least chubby if not average? If you are healthy then your body shouldn’t be storing fat, it should be burning it. Now I don’t put much faith into bmi and bmr, however putting in my stats of 5’8’ around 179lb at the age of 22. It says I need on average 1895.17 calories, which I don’t meet at all because I rarely eat which is dumb and unhealthy. However that’s easily enough food for one day and the heavier you are the more your body works, obviously, so it shouldn’t be hard to lose the weight. I mean unless your body hates you and has fucked up some how.

Because neither calories nor bodies work the way you think they do.

Not everyone’s body works the same, either. And about 60% of the population will actually put on more weight than they lost after a diet, because the body can’t tell the difference between dieting and famine, and their body’s response to intermittent famine is to pack on more pounds in order to survive the next round of famine. The metabolism slows down. I went through several rounds of dieting when I was very young, at the insistence of my family, and still tend to restrict my eating when under a lot of stress.

It’s also been demonstrated that the babies of people who restrict their food during pregnancy are more likely to be fat (it’s called an epigenetic effect, meaning that something that happened during gestation switched on certain genes), again probably for much the same reason.

Fat is actually an adaptive trait of some bodies, enabling them to survive periods with very little food available.

Fat is also largely genetic and epigenetic. Fat people tend to have fat children, even if those children are raised by thin people and on “healthy” diets.

The understanding of the body your assumptions are based on is about 70 years old, and dreadfully out of date. Much of the data since then have demonstrated consistently that bodies don’t work that way. Even what we think of as “calories” has nothing to do with the way the body (anyone’s body) processes food, since the numbers we have for calories are based on the amount of heat produced when the food is burned, not the amount of energy the body extracts from the food.

But by nearly every measure other than weight, I am perfectly healthy. My blood pressure is low, my blood sugar is normal. My cholesterol is a bit high, but it remains high no matter how I eat, and that’s consistently true in my family, which has a long history of high cholesterol on both sides. One of these days I’ll go on meds for it, but there’s nothing else to be done. My strength is quite good, and I’m actually pretty muscular under my fat. I can’t do sustained aerobic exercise, but only because of my asthma, and there’s nothing to be done about that, either. But with a good inhaler, on a day with a low pollen count and good weather, I can walk for miles.

Health does not mean what you think it does, and bodies don’t work the way you think they do. There are resources and sources linked all over the This Is Thin Privilege blog. You might try the Health At Every Size community site, or the book Health At Every Size. The book Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolada is good, too. That is, if you really want to understand, rather than sticking to your outdated notions and prejudices.

Whatever I’m terrible with arguments, I just tag along comments with my opinions and knowledge. I would like to point out several facts, diets don’t work you obviously gain weight after it. A complete and total change in diet works, which I didn’t even mention dieting. I said eating healthy, period dot. Second I’m in the military and they take not being a fat fuck rather serious(or they do now) so I’m pretty well fucking educated on fitness and health. Though half the shit they try and teach us is just the current fad so it’s just stupid shit that is pretty worthless. However it makes fucking sense that if you burn more calories than you take in then you’ll start burning fat… Where we store calories.

Actually, the military’s views on fitness are pretty thoroughly out of date and full of shit. Just like yours.

Once again, I invite you to do some research.

And no, weight loss does not work any better when it’s a “complete change” than it does with anything else. Most people can lose about 5-10% of their initial weight and keep that off. More than that will creep back on no matter whether they maintain the change or not. Do your homework.

And if you’re no good at arguments, don’t try them.

“Second I’m in the military and they take not being a fat fuck rather serious(or they do now) so I’m pretty well fucking educated on fitness and health. Though half the shit they try and teach us is just the current fad so it’s just stupid shit that is pretty worthless.”

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Another sculpture by Malia Landis, spotted at Booklegger.

Another sculpture by Malia Landis, spotted at Booklegger.

— 3 years ago with 2 notes
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Sculpture by Malia Landis, spotted in Booklegger’s shop window in Eureka, CA.

Sculpture by Malia Landis, spotted in Booklegger’s shop window in Eureka, CA.

— 3 years ago with 20 notes
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"It’s all about being the cause of an erection. That’s our value. And if you don’t give them an erection, then you’re a fucking heretic. And if you’re fat like me and you don’t give a shit if you give them an erection or not, then they really hate you. I don’t give a fuck."
Roseanne Barr (via loveyourrebellion)

fuck yeah Roseanne

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kylathegreat:

You can never have too much Fat.
I’ve seen a disturbing trend lately in the Fatosphere of people copying Natalie’s design. I just gotta say: Y’all kinda suck. Natalie has put her heart into her work and has become a real icon in, not only the fat art scene, but the art scene as a whole. She is wonderfully talented and deserves all of the credit in the world for her work. So, shame on you.
If you wanna get in on the real deal, please go here to purchase your Fat necklace. 
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Mom, would you rock this? I know you’re going to say it’s too young for you, but it’s so fierce.

kylathegreat:

You can never have too much Fat.

I’ve seen a disturbing trend lately in the Fatosphere of people copying Natalie’s design. I just gotta say: Y’all kinda suck. Natalie has put her heart into her work and has become a real icon in, not only the fat art scene, but the art scene as a whole. She is wonderfully talented and deserves all of the credit in the world for her work. So, shame on you.

If you wanna get in on the real deal, please go here to purchase your Fat necklace.

(by kylathegreat)

Mom, would you rock this? I know you’re going to say it’s too young for you, but it’s so fierce.

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— 3 years ago with 154 notes
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