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Old 08-23-2012, 07:39 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Quote:"A variety of hormonal problems can cause people to get fat in spite of a rigorous exercise regime. Thyroid is the most obvious. There can be all kinds of hormonal imbalances and other medical conditions that cause fat buildup"

This is ridiculous... ever read the laws of Thermodynamics? First, look at the extremes; if you eat 1M Calories a day, you will gain weight. If you eat zero Calories a day, you will lose weight. (unless Rudolf Clausius was wrong, NOT), so somewhere between 1M an 0 Calories a day you will be able to maintain a healthy weight. Simple enough.
I am quite sure I have read that if you do not eat the proper amount of calories, ie your example of eating no calories and you will lose weight, your body begins to store fat.

I have gained weight and I am eating less than normal because due to a health problem, I am not able to get around like I should as well as have had to be put on steroids.

I think your post is actually the ridiculous one.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Maine (finally)
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If you dont eat enough, your body goes into "survival mode" and you won't lose weight.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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It seems like there hasn't been much mention of the relationship between weight and class. In American society today, the heaviest people are associated with poverty and a low level of education while people who are thin or fit are perceived as people who can afford to eat healthfully and have the time and means to exercise regularly.

I've always thought this was sadly ironic, the idea that "I'm too poor to be thin". You'd think having less money to spend on food would mean eating less, but somehow this is not the case.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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It seems like there hasn't been much mention of the relationship between weight and class. In American society today, the heaviest people are associated with poverty and a low level of education while people who are thin or fit are perceived as people who can afford to eat healthfully and have the time and means to exercise regularly.

I've always thought this was sadly ironic, the idea that "I'm too poor to be thin". You'd think having less money to spend on food would mean eating less, but somehow this is not the case.
Very true. In some ways I personally feel like I need to lose weight in order to "fit in" to my social class!
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Portlandish, OR
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It seems like there hasn't been much mention of the relationship between weight and class. In American society today, the heaviest people are associated with poverty and a low level of education while people who are thin or fit are perceived as people who can afford to eat healthfully and have the time and means to exercise regularly.

I've always thought this was sadly ironic, the idea that "I'm too poor to be thin". You'd think having less money to spend on food would mean eating less, but somehow this is not the case.
it's not volume, it's quality. crappier food costs less and stores better.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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it's not volume, it's quality. crappier food costs less and stores better.
^^^^This^^^^^ For some reason, healthier food is more expensive. I have no idea why. When my kids were young, I did not have a lot of money and was buying a lot of the processed inexpensive food. Now I stay away from all of that for the most part.....
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:10 AM
 
Location: New Zealand
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I think SOME people see fat women unattractive due to the influence we tend to capture from the media (eg. magazines, fashion tv). Those platforms use pictures of thin/sexy women in their skimpy bikini therefore instilling a concept in us that these types of bodies are attractive. But I say, voluptuous women are attractive too and some men are into voluptuous women.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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it's not volume, it's quality. crappier food costs less and stores better.
Not always. In inner city groceries, the food is more expensive but of worse quality. Crappier food costs more in this case.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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^^^^This^^^^^ For some reason, healthier food is more expensive. I have no idea why. When my kids were young, I did not have a lot of money and was buying a lot of the processed inexpensive food. Now I stay away from all of that for the most part.....
And healthier food is usually more difficult or time consuming to prepare, and it goes bad faster. A pint of strawberries may get mushy after a day or two and need to be washed and cut up (sometimes,) but some fruit roll-ups are good right out of the package and will last through a nuclear winter.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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And healthier food is usually more difficult or time consuming to prepare, and it goes bad faster. A pint of strawberries may get mushy after a day or two and need to be washed and cut up (sometimes,) but some fruit roll-ups are good right out of the package and will last through a nuclear winter.
I don't think healthier food is necessarily more expensive, but I agree that it is definitely a commitment of time, the time to cook and the time to going to the grocer on a regular basis. You can shop smart, looking for sales, coupons, buying dried or can goods in bulk and freezing the things that won't keep and only buying fresh produce that is in season.

But shopping smart takes time and know how and so does figuring out how to turn that food into a meal. I think a lot of people are under the impression that their time is too valuable to waste on cooking.
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