[quote]Professor X wrote:
In Mississipi, restaurant are refusing to serve obese people. What do you guys think about it?
Personally, i think people should eat what they want, as long as they don’t come crying for help when they are about to die because of it. Everyone knows that to many calories makes you fat, but people just don’t care. I can’t understand how people in USA are throwing down burgers everyday without even exercise or do any kind of physical activity. And what is going on with the food over there? Children are given junkfood at schools without healthy alternatives. I just saw a documentary where they gave the children chocolate and coca cola (and of course food too, but not any healthy food) in the canteen because it was a cheaper alternative than healthy food. We got som obese people here in Norway, but not at all as many as in USA.
It hasn’t been passed into law yet even though they are pushing for that to happen.
The main problem with this is the use of BMI. According to that proposal, there are many people on this board who could be denied food at restaurants LEGALLY (whether it is likely to happen is irrelevant).
In America, obesity is growing because of the relaxed attitude towards it. I have friends who only seem to go out with girls who are overweight. In my opinion, some of that is because there are simply more fat girls than slim ones. The rest of the problem is that too many fat guys have allowed fat girls to think they still look good so they can sleep with them. This leads to fat women walking around like they are sex symbols. There are just enough guys who will sleep with anyone to keep this going.
Some women have mistaken the love for “round asses” as meaning “rotund ass with many rolls of goo”. Again, it seems that, as men, we hold a lot of the blame.
There are so many overweight kids walking around today that most of the children I treat as patients don’t even go outside to play anymore. Many have told me that recess has been eliminated from their schools and very few of them even play sports anymore.
I think maybe if we didn’t treat every kid like they need so much self esteem reassurance, eventually it might correct itself. That won’t happen as long as so many seem to be pushing for it to be socially acceptable to be massively obese.
With that in mind, maybe something like this can be a good thing if it reinforces that it isn’t “ok” to sit on your ass all day shoveling Butterfinger bars and cupcakes.[/quote]
Doc, my wife and i both watch and take care of ourselves. Our kids also do, but what you say is true to a large degree. I’m 44 and my dad is 67.
When he was growing up, he said there was about one fat kid in a class. Now there are many. Another story, a few years ago I had my son at the office. We were lifting and he was being a little pest. I told him to go in the alley and drag the weight sled. He was none btw.
He did some sets with just the sled. He was only 65 pounds btw. He then did some drags with 25, then 35 lbs. MY buddy said you better go check on Tommy while eh was laughing his ass off. It seems some big fat kid was staring at him like it was some freak show. With his big family size bag of doritos. With his arm in the bag up to the elbows. At 10 am on a sunday morning.
My boy has to ask for a snack, but not for sled dragging, hoop shooting, running, or bike riding.