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[–] Mindboozer 4 points 108 points (+112|-4) ago 

Or you know...they'll make good lifestyle choices.

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[–] raznog 5 points 51 points (+56|-5) ago 

But being fat is genetic. /s

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[–] SpaceRosa 2 points 14 points (+16|-2) ago 

Can you not?

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[–] l23r 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

Grandma? Fat. Grandpa? Fat. Aunts? Fat. Father? Fat. Me? Not fat.

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[–] JAR 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

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[–] nilceps 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Please the thing of it is, they have more in common with fat people than not. They're eating according to their genetic disposition and how they were raised. They aren't making any exceptional effort to change themselves whatsoever, they're simply carried on the momentum of their birth. Under a different set of circumstances they would be fat. They didn't choose not to be, they barely choose anything.

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[–] Mindboozer 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

You're describing who you think the people doing this are. You don't actually know what they do to keep thin. So, essentially you're full of shit.

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[–] MathunBeag 3 points 6 points (+9|-3) ago 

I was obese and constantly making excuses for myself. Now I'm a verified member and newbie lifter. You can take you bullshit blanket expression back to reddit because you don't know shit about how we got where we are.

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[–] BigBoss 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Bullfuckingshit. I used to be obese, and I'm now not.

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[–] AveCaesar 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

At 23-25?

I understand people who start drinking legally could puff up, but there is no "momentum" in your 20s

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[–] Pot8o 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It's almost like people......... like.... an excuse to be lazy

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[–] leaffur 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

No, once you reach a certain age you just stop giving a fuck and become a blob of fat and shit

/s

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[–] drivels 1 points 24 points (+25|-1) ago 

I mean I guess if they have very little self-respect and will power. All it takes to stay a healthy weight is to not overeat.

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[–] nilceps 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Brah your caloric needs go down when you get older and I've talked to some fph people and no one had any will power "I can't eat more to gain muscles" so if they carry on the same way they'll turn into the same thing they hate.

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[–] grepdashi 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I hate people who say they're "hard gainers". No, you just don't want it enough. Same with the fatties for saying "I have a slow metabolism". Both are just excuses you tell yourself.

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[–] Freakazoid 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Or find a hobby that can also be excercise....bicycling, weightlifting, yoga, recreational sports, swimming, aerobic excercise, etc,. Personally I enjoy rock climbing.

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[–] Acebulf 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

Don't even get me started on high-school kids shitting on fat people. They'll be familiar enough with the "Freshman 15" soon enough.

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[–] np2392 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

I just graduated and I knew plenty of people who got fatter and fatter throughout our 4 years. I also know plenty of people who got in great shape during those 4 years or lost weight. I got fatter during my freshman year but by the time I graduated I was in better shape and weighed less than when I started.

The "Freshman 15" is definitely a real thing, but I don't like how it's presented as "Oh, just wait and see. You'll gain weight when you start college, everyone does!". That kind of attitude just makes people complacent. People see themselves putting on weight and just think "Oh well, I'm in college, this happens to everyone" or "Oh well, I did just turn 30, everyone gains weight when they get older".

The Freshman 15 should be treated as a precaution of what will happen if you don't make good choices now that all your choices are your own, not just something that is inevitable and happens to everyone. I don't hate fat people, but I hate the way society has made binge eating and weight gain just a normal part of life. It doesn't have to be that way.

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[–] Jamlamin 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

There is just something about seeing somebody under 30 hating on fat people when they don't have a particularly healthy lifestyle themselves. Then once they hit the 30-35 range they go the way of Violet (minus the blue skin of course) from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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[–] odinist 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

What's wrong with blue skinned people? Racist.

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[–] YouDumbBastard 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I'm 40. Never got fat. My TDEE is 3200. Paying attention to the amount of food you eat will 100% allow you to control your weight no matter how old you are.

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[–] yellowishmagenta 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Or we could, you know, eat less.

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[–] Acebulf 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's not exactly a question of eating less. From my experience, I put on a couple pounds, not anything drastic, but I was still active and ate well. The problem was that the foods I could cook (with my shit budget) were all, on average, more fattening than my diet.

Even eating less and keeping my activity up (which, as you know, isn't a particularly good way to lose weight) I gained a few pounds. If you consider people that are overwhelmed by starting school, or don't have decent cooking skills, or money, it's no wonder that they get fat. There is an entire industry whose core goal is preying on the vulnerable to make them fat. It's fucking maddening.

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[–] macleod2486 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Eh from what I've seen Freshman 15 turns to 30, 50, 100, etc.

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[–] Jax 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

Becoming fat is in no way inevitable.

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[–] leaffur 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

It is if you're lazy and don't take care of yourself and to all the fatties, that's "the norm"

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[–] Jax 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It's true. A lot of people are lazy and don't take care of themselves. And some people are genetically inclined to gain weight more than others.

However, anyone can be thin and fit.

You just have to give a shit.

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[–] ReCat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm pretty sure the point is that many young guys can eat like hamplanets on a regular basis and still remain skinny, but when they get older if they maintain the same lifestyle they get fat quickly.

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[–] weabot 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

It's not because you failed that everyone will.

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[–] NihilOne 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Hopefully subverses like this will show the lie of the HAES'ers and keep people on the straight and "narrow" (thin privilege pun intended)

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[–] nilceps 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

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[–] NihilOne 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

No but at least they aren't promoting the falsehood that you can be obese and healthy.

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[–] ZestyMordant 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm an older university student, and seeing the garbage kids pump into their mouth-holes nowadays absolutely astounds me. Even more astounding, how rail thin a lot of them are after I see them suck down their 5000 calorie Starbucks frappa-whatevers, their cokes, their chips, their burgers, like, every class.

I had a super high metabolism when I was younger too and suffered for the habits I developed when I could eat anything (and I didn't eat nearly as poorly as some of these kids either)...finally was able to lose it (yay keto!) but I'll be God damned if I don't have to really watch to make sure I don't get too fat again.

A lot of these young adults are going to get their comeuppance soon! Though, there are some people who don't even try and are content just letting themselves balloon up to 300 or 400 pounds, though I think rather than a metabolic condition, there is more likely a psychological condition plaguing those folks.

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[–] userexec 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I benefited from that same super-high metabolism throughout high school and midway through college. I was always slim and ate absolutely anything without ever thinking about it. When senior year hit, though, something just changed. My habits were the same as far as I could tell--same meal plan, same eating schedule, same recreational activities--but suddenly it was like these normal rules I'd heard about but had never found applicable had come into effect.

These days I pretty much have to count calories and, until recently with the advent of Soylent, pay attention to nutrition so that I don't end up feeling hungry as fuck even though I've maxed out for the day. That said, you get used to fighting that battle and it's by no means unwinnable.

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[–] profduckfucker 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yeah, because there's absolutely NOTHING I can do to not become a ball of lard past age 30.

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