Health, wellness & sport

Is fighting obesity 'Body Shaming' ?

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No, not obesity. obesity is an incapacitating state that affects almost every facet of day to day life, With most cases of obesity being due to over consumption, the fact that child rearing, in those cases, is completely legal is, in my opinion, a colossal failure of the human race.

(note: obesity, not overweightedness)
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Obesity is not something that should ever be condoned or promoted in fear of offending someone or falling short of societal rules and regulations. People need to recognise that in most cases, obesity is the result of a lifestyle that was independently and willingly chosen, with no intention of changing their eating habits, that at the end of the day, no matter how much we beat around the bush about it, is a serious health risk, and can induce dangerous, life threatening consequences. Misleadingly using Fat or Body Shaming as a form of propaganda in order to play the victim and avoid the responsibility of changing their comfortable, and pleasurable lifestyle of consuming abnormally and unhealthy masses of food can only result in the acceptance and expansion of a detrimental outcome. The reasons as to why the whole concept of Fat 'shaming' should exclude those with obesity, is due to the fact, that people need to recognise and acknowledge that Obesity falls under it's own, separate category. This category should not be accepted or promoted, as it simply introduces and advertises a drastically unhealthy lifestyle within the household. This has severe consequences on the general well being of those being raised with an influenced and distorted view of nutrition and health. Another reason as to why the immoral and deceitful illusion of obesity should be nothing short of eradicated and ridiculed, is due to the absolute disrespect shown towards those whom genuinely do suffer from certain health, psychological or genetic complications, yet actually have the intention and drive to reach a healthier weight. Instead of simply using this term as a scapegoat to shove their faces with unnecessary shit and claim that they have been wrongfully mistreated or insulted.

When I say Obese, I am in no way, shape or form referring to those whom are overweight or who happen to be above the average size. I am referring to those whose health is genuinely at risk, whether they are willing to accept it or not, due to their weight and size.
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I find the fact that obesity is seen as a disability, and treated with the same compensation and sympathy as those with actual disabilities repulsive. Maybe we are all being a bit harsh and judgemental, as we can't speak from experience. Yet I find it difficult to sympathise with those whom get offended and claim to be mistreated for a lifestyle that they chose. I can assure you that those with actual disabilities did not, and would not, have the same lifestyle if given the choice. So to justify obesity and place it on par with disabilities is just immoral.
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People need to be able to understand and differentiate between being obese, and being overweight. Obesity is confronted and discussed when your health is at risk due to the condition that you, yourself, have put your body in, not because I think that you are not aesthetically pleasing to the eye due to your weight. I understand the insecurities and distorted sense of worth that one feels when they believe, or have been told that they are undesirable or ugly because of their size. However, those with obesity do not get to hide behind 'Body Shaming' and use it as an excuse or scapegoat in order to avoid taking responsibility for the condition that they are in.
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It does far more harm than good if you don't say or do anything about it, in fear of hurting the feelings of a loved one or someone that you care about. Sure, they might be upset and offended, but that might give them a few more years.
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I honestly have no tolerance or sympathy when it comes to this. No one is born obese or with an 'obesity gene'. It is the result of a lifestyle that YOU chose. Period. Hiding behind"Body Shaming" or having a"disability" in order to maintain the mountain of tasty food that you consume is cowardly and disgusting.
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Obesity is a serious health risk, and should not be given so much tolerance due to emotions and sense of self. I can only image the self esteem issues that these people must have, but if your life is at risk, it should be treated with a lot more severity and enforcement rather than sympathy.
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Today, we're going to delve into a portion of the strain between those supporting body acknowledgment, those effectively occupied with fat disgracing, and those looking to just enhance their wellbeing and the soundness of their friends and family.
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