Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and other mammals, exceeds healthy limits. It is commonly defined as a body mass index (weight divided by height squared) of 30 kg/m2 or higher.

Although obesity is an individual clinical condition, some authorities view it as a serious and growing public health problem. Some studies show that excessive body weight has been shown to predispose to various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis.

The Fatosphere is Filled With Enablers

Recently I read an article about blogs written by fat people. These bloggers ask their readers:

  • accept their "fat"

  • not believe everything, the problem of obesity "propaganda"

  • Stay away from diets
These bloggers have some good points, but some of the things they say, are completely ridiculous. They are easy for her poor lifestyle and encourage others to do the same. These bloggers and their readers are not in a position to lose and keep out of the weight. So, now they have convinced themselves that they can not lose the weight.

They remind me of the many smokers I met while I have a residence. They would tell me that smoking is not really bad for you. That does not produce the smoking cancer. Smokers always George Burns as an example or had an uncle who, until he 150 years old smoked. Hilarious.

I did not research this "fatosphere" blogs personally, but after the article of this blog readers to ask:

  • accept their bodies - I agree. We should all love the skin we are not on, we can all try to improve our health through the pursuit of a healthy and normal body mass index.

  • stop dieting - I agree. Diets are short-term waste of time. They should want to focus instead on long-term changes in lifestyle with healthy eating and physical activity.

  • believe that "big is beautiful - I agree. Thinning should not be about looks. It should be about health. Some people are more attractive if they are overweight, but they should still lose weight, improve their health.

  • not believe, in the exercise more and eat less dogma - I do not agree. If you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. Most people simply should again reduce their weight loss expectations, and think long term. Focus on trying to between half a pound to lose a pound a week.

  • not believe that obesity a choice to be made - I do not agree. Obesity is a choice. You decide not to prevent the poor lifestyle that you lose weight and keep it out.

  • faith may well in any size - I agree. You may well in any size. They would only healthier if you were body mass index within normal limits.

  • believe that they always overweight - I do not agree. If you believe you can and lose weight, then you will lose weight. You just have to believe in yourself and make the necessary behavioral changes.

  • believe that there are advantages of being overweight - I do not agree. There are no health benefits for overweight.

  • not believe that all people should be thin - I agree. All people should not be thin, but they should have a normal body mass index have. If you are at the upper limit of normal body mass index are, you are anything but thin.
The Internet is a wonderful tool and I love Web 2.0. However, this medium allows people are wrong to spread idiotic uneducated people.


About The Author:

Kalvin Chinyere, M.D. is a physician who understands obesity from both ends because he was an overweight child, an obese teen, and a morbidly obese adult. Before losing 140 pounds, he tipped the scale at almost 340 pounds. At his Weight Loss Tips website he provides weight loss tips and product reviews, such as this one on his favorite product, the Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells.

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