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[–] Makingitworthit 5 points 50 points (+55|-5) ago 

It's a difficult battle because they have to oppose the food industry.

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[–] EarlPoncho 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

SJW's don't think, they obey

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[–] Thinnerprivilege 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

The food industry isn't the devil tempting you with delicious sugary snacks. They produce the food they do because that's what people want to buy. When foods have sweeteners in them it's usually because the sweetened version of a product did better in taste tests.

If you don't like the food don't buy it, and if noone buys it the store won't order more and the company will discontinue the product. The term "food deserts" gets thrown around a lot but the reality is that in a free market economy the small corner/convienence stores you see the poor depend on for food (if they live out of range of a proper supermarket) won't buy fresh healthy produce because it doesn't sell, and when it gets thrown out they lose money.

Think about it, go to a major supermarket and there's usually a single section, no more than 10-15% of the overall floor space dedicated to produce, maybe another 10% to Meat/Dairy, and the rest is mostly snacks, cakes, and crap. SImple reality is only a minority of people actually buy a lot of fresh healthy food and it takes the scale of a supermarket to even make sense stocking a basic selection.

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

Seriously, who do fat feminists think are making money from all that junk food and diabetes medicine they buy?

There's a shit ton of money to be made in making and keeping people fat.

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[–] FPSFairy 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

From the research I've done on Health At Every Size (the official, Service-Marked entity) and its owner, the Association for Size Diversity and Health, I think it's very likely that ASDAH has connections to the food industry.

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[–] thebluelady 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago 

just a couple of things-

  • the NIH isn't calling for anything here. you can access many, many journals and their contents on the NIH website. this article wasn't written by or endorsed by the NIH
  • amanda sainsbury is a phd, not a medical doctor. she is also the person who coined a very popular term in weight loss communities, 'famine reaction,' which basically is 'starvashun mode'
  • this article is basically saying that if you're fat too long, diets don't work, which is what fatties always repeat.
  • the response portion, which is written by a medical doctor, includes a note about 'fat shaming' not being effective and being contrary to the hippocratic oath

you have to read this stuff critically, because this article is super easily debunked and actually supports a lot of the stuff hams say (weight loss isn't possible, the body has starvation mode, etc)

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[–] ScheissKaiser 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Yes. To the top with you.

Exercise critical reading, shitpeople!

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

amanda sainsbury is a phd, not a medical doctor. she is also the person who coined a very popular term in weight loss communities, 'famine reaction,' which basically is 'starvashun mode'

IIRC, this is a thing. Starving yourself causes your body to try and hold onto fat stores and will sacrifice muscle first in order to stay alive. It's why doctors advise against crash diets and attempting to drastically under eat to lose weight quickly. Dramatically undereating can make you lose weight faster, but you're gonna sacrifice muscle to do it, which is counter productive really as the more muscle you have the more fat you can burn.

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

Starvation mode takes weeks, not days, to become a thing.

Extreme deficit diets do burn more muscle than fat, but when you're obese, you're still burning mostly fat.

Doctors recommend against crash diets because it's not sustainable, and usually ends with a binge.

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

Yeap, basically your body regulates itself in times of crisis. E.g. too few calories and body reduces metabolism to sustain itself for as long as possible. Extreme diets will cause muscle catabolism, which reduces your overall TDEE and makes it harder to lose weight.

Success to weight loss is in long-term lifestyle change, not some quick diet or miracle cleanses .

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

As a NIA employee, "No Shit." Minus administration, no hams in my building. Still too many though.

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

At least something might be done about this now? We can only hope.

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

As a rational human being, "No Shit".

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

As a constipated human being...

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

I always knew it was genetics AND weather that cause obesity.

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

When are these fat shaming doctors going to realize their "science" is not wanted here.

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

What does "urgent" mean? HAES is years-old by now, this is hardly news. This only really shows just how NIH's leadership has been asleep at the wheel this whole time.

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[–] TinyTinaTrumpsAll 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Well this article is almost 2 years old according to the dates at the top.

J Eat Disord. 2014; 2: 8.

Published online 2014 Mar 18

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[–] PussySmasherMD 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago 

The year is 2015.

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

My guess is "URGENT" is the math of the issue, lost productivity, through less active and productive workers, more sick days and more long term leaves due to medical complications. Loss of overall workforce as more and more HAMS simply cant do work due to the gluttonous ways. And the potential collapse of the tax base of paying citizens and yet the exponential explosive cost of care the HAMS represent. The all mighty dollar and power are strong motivation for government and corporations. America will lose its ability to be a top international contender or even entertain the idea of being a player in global economics and business and innovation will flock in droves to where stupid doesn't rule when reality hits. Harsh reality's exist with the obesity epidemic that have HUGE financial ramifications. And this PR culture of don't say obese, fat, or shame among other political correctness begin preached at schools university and adopted in the workplace is waking leaders up. They are their to make money and be profitable as possible OBESITY HAES and some of other insane social moments scare business minded people.

Money and the loss of it in the immediate future is a reality for business and government and this is waking people up. Without a massive die off of obese people to scare the culture to change (which is fucking stupid it is needed) America and other HAM nations risk falling into a lesser position on the world stage and lose a lot of face value and confidence on the world stage.

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

Maybe they thought that there wouldn't be enough people stupid enough to fall for it. I guess there's enough people in the movement that it may cause a real problem.

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[–] Stalker42 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This outlines the fundamental flaw with HAES, listening to your body's 'need' for food amount and type only works if that mechanism is reliable, however, overeating wrecks it and makes you crave excess. So HAES only works if your body weight is normal and for those of us that stay thin and only eat what our bodies tell us that we need it is working. For land whales and obeasts it will never work.

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

Refreshing to see sanity from such an official source. Even though it should have been obvious from the start.

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