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#1 (permalink)      9/26/2021 8:42:06 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Didn't feel like writing a whole thing so here's a video:



Discuss?

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"My brain is still in recovery mode from taking in so many high level, important ideas" - Dave Rubin
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So because you were a fat fuck before you started running ( good on you for that) it is America's fault instead of your own pie hole.

Ok
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coca cola ! mac McDonald on your kfc ...
#4 (permalink)      9/26/2021 12:01:14 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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i am not fat , just a few beers
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ok , i am fat ^^
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ptitfour wrote:

ok , i am fat ^^


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You guys are weird.

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Get in me belly!
What does he mean when he says words?
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TheAtl wrote:

Didn't feel like writing a whole thing so here's a video:Discuss?


Im fat and Im proud

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ericbnc wrote:

So because you were a fat fuck before you started running ( good on you for that) it is America's fault instead of your own pie hole.

Ok



I've been closer to underweight than overweight most of my adult life, never been anywhere close to obese. I did however gain north of 15 kilos in a matter of months after being put on Methimazole last year (for hyperthyroidism). But even then I topped out at a BMI slightly north of 26 (low end of overweight, quite a bit smaller than the average American (28.5 BMI)). I'm happy to report that I'm currently well within the healthy range again after losing 2/3 of the weight. It was more a matter of me being forced to be cognizant of caloric intake for the first time in my life peaking my interest in the topic. Then I went down multiple rabbit holes (The Body Positivity movement, HAES (health at every size) and so on) as I have a tendency to do.

In regards to my running experience, I would never advice anyone that is as ill suited for it as I was at the time (under trained, mobility issues etc.) to take that hobby up if their main goal is to lose weight. Lower impact steady state cardio (walking or biking for instance) would be far better suited for that purpose. Not only did running increase my appetite significantly, injuries put me out of commission for weeks on end. Every thing is good now though and I really enjoy it(!), as a matter of fact I'm starting a new 5k program this week with a modest time goal of sub 25 minutes.

As for me being Anti-American? Sure, whatever! What am I not against at this point? The point however is the predatory mechanisms through which unhealthy foods and food habits are being exported from the capitalist center to more peripheral regions. Capitalism is making us fat and America just happens to be the center of said system.

Invoking personal responsibility in order to stifle any criticism of the underlying structural issues is just dumb. Yes we all bear personal responsibility for what we put into our mouths, but there's a reason so many are failing and that's worth looking into don't you think?


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During my last visit in July, it struck me that they were pushing covid vaccination during publicity spots. However immediately after the pro-vaccination info they put fast-food publicity knowing that fast-food is a main cause of diabetes and that 40% of the people died of covid had diabetes. It's a clear message that they don’t give a f*ck about Americans as individuals but that the economy just has to keep turning. When you start looking into everything that's happening over there, it's difficult not to become anti-American. And the weirdest thing of all is that when you talk to people there, practically nobody is happy with the current situation. But still, nothing changes...

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