My wife was heavy as a little girl and hated every second of it. Her parents had no idea about nutrition of any kind. Her sister taught her how to avoid sweets/soda and get active after their mom died at 11yo and she was a size 4 when I met her.
Every time she sees a heavy little girl she gets irrationally angry at the parents, and the little girl.
Also if she gains 5lbs it’s straight up defcon 5 around here until it comes off. I wouldn’t even share this article with her because she’d write something nasty to the author about how she’s enabling parents to abuse children by getting them fat.
My own opinion: obesity is correlated with every single lifestyle disease. Fat people get more heart disease, high BP, diabetes, cancer, arthritis etc… telling fat people to accept their “disease” is doing them a major disservice.
I don’t think obesity is a disease or incurable. If I lock you in a cell and feed you through a hole in the door you won’t be obese eventually. That doesn’t work with cancer or HIV.
That 17% metabolic adaptation from dieting, man I guess all those natural drug tested bodybuilders just eat a minimum of 18% calories below maintenance. Amazing how they can control their bodyfat levels, by adjusting food intake and activity. It’s like magic.
For the “fitness shaming” thing, people just mock anyone who doesn’t go along with the norm. It’s tribalism, no big deal.
When I worked at one office building it was a running joke when I’d eat a can of tuna for lunch, or an entire rotisserie chicken. But then I’d refuse a donut, lord almighty they’d roll their eyes. Had a fat lady who’d stop at my cube multiple times to tell me the home made meat/starch/veggie lunch I was eating was unhealthy. Whenever the vending machine needed shaking people would legit come find me because I could OHP into the top of it at an angle (picking the front feet off the floor) and then drop it.
@despade fit people get more raises, have lower healthcare costs, live longer, have more life satisfaction etc… so don’t worry if the plebs don’t like you.