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[–] frog01 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Easy answer: No self discipline. Talking just men here. We all know they mostly tend to blow up after starting a serious career, family, or leaving the military.

Think about it, how many young guy's workout is a product of the environment they're in? Maybe they play high-school sports, maybe even college sports. Maybe their college pals play pick-up basketball or ultimate frisbee or football. Maybe their group of friends all do weights or go running together. Maybe they're in the military and have required PT. Maybe they bicycle to class or around town. Maybe they're working out to win over that cute girl (or cute girls) in the gym.

All of these things are a product of a young person at the mercy of their environment. As soon as these people are removed from that environment (discharged, graduate, get married, move to new city for career), the only remaining factor left is self-discipline.

And here lies the problem: They never learned self-discipline.

Their fitness was purely a product of their old environment. Now, their co-workers are fat. They're wife becomes fat. They're friends and neighbors are all fat. Nobody seems to want to play pick-up basket-ball, and nobody wants to go to the gym after a long day at the office. Instead of defining success as a good education and good fitness, they begin to define their worth by the acquisition of things: a bigger house, nicer car, nice landscaping (that they pay someone else to maintain for then), or the next iphone.

They never experienced forcing yourself to wake up at 5am to go for a run, or never had to decline an evening engagement to go work out. Fitness was part of their previous routine because that's what everyone did and/or what was required of them. Now they're surrounded by lazy fats, and now have to actually find time to make working out a priority, despite everyone around you not doing so. The new colleague buddies don't want to play pick-up ultimate Frisbee, they want to go to buffalo wild wings and watch actual athletes on a ton of flatscreen TV's while stuffing their face with 2,000 calories they'll never burn.

And this is why "dadbod" is a thing. It's why people get fat in their middle ages. NO SELF DISCIPLINE.

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[–] hambeast3xl 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Poetry.

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[–] hellno 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Food! More specifically the type you eat will either give you energy or drain your energy. Than starts the downward spiral to fatness.

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[–] benjitsu 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Keto style diets are really demonstrating how irrelevant exercise is to being fat.The hungry-in-an-hour carb spiral is what gets and keeps most people fat (not most fat people, most PEOPLE!). Often fat folks do worse when they exercise because they over estimate the amount of energy they are expending and reward themselves or get extra hungry after exercise.

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[–] Pronebone45 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

“No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.” – Socrates. There should never be a reason not to work out.

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

Most pre athletic fats I know say it's an injury. They don't adjust their eating habits to account for the sedantry lifestyle change. Then the 6-pack turns into folds of fat.

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[–] aurevoiradipos 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Absolutely this. I tore something three months ago that left me completely incapable of most exercise, and while I only gained about a pound a half, I'm stoked to be able to start exercising again. Not only is not moving terrible for my mental health, but watching the degradation of my muscle gains has been tough as hell. Fuck fat people, who are fully capable of moving, and choose not to! Being benched really helped reiterate to me how I should never take this body for granted.

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

I did a bunionectomy and I quickly reduced my caloric intake and tracked everything religiously. Ended up losing weight, too. Haha

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

can confirm, tore my meniscus, gained kilos

then I started swimming and dropped waay under the starting weight

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

Is it more like they're just already programmed to eat a specific way and deviation causes too much discomfort. Or, do doctors forget to tell their patients that they're going to go through a lifestyle change with a busted knee and they should stop loading carbs for long runs.

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[–] EffMrsDeathFat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

No doctor has told me to adjust my eating habits due to an injury or surgery. I think doctors don't warn their patients because they assume their patients will know instinctively that if they eat as if they're going for a run every morning without running they will gain weight.

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

fatbook, feddit, whale podcasts, TLC, drive through mini marts, everyone else is fat too, etc.

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[–] Fitizen0 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hey man My 600 Pound Life is the shit. It is gym fuel.

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[–] boredTech [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's something I have thought about. Hypnotized to the point that the screen is more enjoyable then a walk around the block.

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[–] fupafauxpas 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

not that stopping workouts should immediately cause you to go full manatee. I stopped for nearly 2 years from depression, and weighed about the same. It's the hamburglers that replace preacher curls with donut curls

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[–] ExceptionEncountered 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I talk about eating smoothies sometimes, and every fucking time, a fat chimes in with, "Oh yeah my wife got me this vanilla protein shake powder! Istarted drinking that before and after meals!" or "You're right, I should start supplementing my diet with more of that chocolate thunder protein mix I used to drink when I worked out for football in high school ten years ago!" OH MY GOD... WHAT?!?! No, I skip a meal to eat blended fruit with hemp protein and mushroom powder you dumb fucks! But honestly I don't say shit. You just can't fix retarded. There could be some benefits to a pre/post workout shake if you're working out a ton, but typically speaking, idiots put awful artificial shit into their bodies on levels that they cannot recuperate from. I think CICO is one level of lifestyle change and then proper balance of nutrition is another. Most artificial crap that cheap ass, for-profit companies use will fuck you up in the long run.

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[–] boredTech [S] 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

So far off topic.

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

You were talking about diet... Sorry if I didn't connect it back enough, but people stop working out because they feel like shit. They feel like shit because their inputs are shitty. That was my main point. I did rant a bit about my personal problems, but the takeaway is, there is a huge difference between powdered bullshit and gatorade and real food. You want to keep going with intense, beneficial workouts? Get proper, balanced nutrition according to your activity level.

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[–] Youfatfuck 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

McDonald's delivers now, so that's one possibility.

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