When Does Being Fat Become Your Fault?: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/when-does-being-fat-become-your-fault/13385 ~ To counter all the fat people haters out there who think we're all just a bunch of slothful, stupid bums who don't give a rip about our health, there's a new movement of "fat is not your fault" that has arisen identifying more than calories and exercise are at play in obesity. But when if ever does fat become your fault? Read my latest post to find out the answer!
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- Jimmy, I've thought about this often as my weight loss has effectively stopped. For several years now I have been saying that a low carb/paleo type diet can "return you to a more normal weight for your age and activity levels". For me that means from morbidly obese to overweight, since I am an older, injured and therefore mostly sedentary man.
But looking at most obesity as a disease of excess fat accumulation means that while some of it may be my "fault" (in that until I knew about low carb I ate the wrong things for my metabolism), I don't have to take any of the shame many people try to heap on me. My health is vastly improved, my functionality is at least 50% restored, the progression of peripheral neuropathy is stopped and since vanity is not my problem, my appearance is fine with me.
Should I now take back some of that guilt? It's probably true that if I cut my meals in half and did all the exercise I could humanely be expected to do, I would lose some more weight. But unless I really want to lose that weight and am ready and willing to sacrifice some of my life and health to attain that weight loss, aren't the improvements in health I have already attained enough for society? I worked hard, against their rather harsh disapprobation, to achieve the gains they wanted me to achieve. I was getting sicker eating their "healthy grains" and now I am less of a burden on the medical system eating their "artery-clogging-saturated-fats". I've improved on what they required and what I could have expected using their methods. Yet until I meet their aesthetic standards, am I still a burden on them?
No thank you. I won't take that guilt, no matter how much they try to force feed it to me. If I lose more weight on my way to health that's all good, but I refuse to do it for vanity or to please society.Feb 20, 2012
- Well said Bill! I'd love to have you post this comment at my blog.Feb 20, 2012
- Low carb. LOL!Aug 8, 2013