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    ad5ly is offline Senior Member
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    I have seen fat people all my life. In my family there are fat people. I am predisposed to fatness if I do not stick to my current plan. I go to Wal-Mart and there are fat people everywhere. Waddling down the chips and soda isle. Or driving down the isles in those motorized carts for disabled/fat people. I even saw a father, mother and daughter each in their own motorized cart shopping together. SAD. All I saw was junk food in those carts. But, they were not just fat. They were hugely obese. I cannot understand how a person who eats and eats to the point where they gain that much weight to where it severely impacts their ability to even walk. 300lbs, 450lbs, 500+lbs. And they have to feel miserable. I can understand 20-30lbs overweight or even 40lbs if you are 50 years or older - but still no excuse here. But 100-200lbs or more. I don't get it. How does that even happen? Its not like it all happened in one single week. I know that when I gain 20+lbs my lower back starts to act up. And I feel crappy. Should'nt a sane, rational person just say "Enough!" and turn their life around. And this is not about vanity and looking good. Its about dying. We watching people commiting suicide slowly. Its especially sad when you see children headed down that road. Parents take charge and don't let this happen to your children....Dennis

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    You know, I was just talking about this the other day. I think it has a lot to do with the food, itself. I didn't watch all of if, but Food Inc. seems to get into that. I don't know what to make of someone continuing & continuing. Maybe it's some weird "freedom" thing? Like how someone might think they're being "conformist" by washing or wiping?

    I also don't get why everything has to have some kind of a survival connection to be "okay." I notice that there's frequently got to be some kind of life or death reason to whatever it is someone's doing, otherwise someone else won't support it- as if it matters, in the first place.

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    I don't think its a "freedom thing" More like slavery. Much of the processed food that is on store shelves today is very addictive. Maybe by design? A child that begins eating oreos and hostess cupcakes etc... unsupervised by a responsible parent .. at 2-3 years of age is putting substances in their body that is almost as addictive as cocaine. As the child gets older, he/she is programmed to satisfy that immediate urge to eat the oreos, chips or whatever else. Sometimes the whole bag. And the truth is that they probably are not even truely hungary. Eating becomes impulsive, irrational. Done without clearly thinking,and just getting 'high" in those moments while the bing is happening. Guilt, if it comes, comes after the binge. But not while binging. The guilt is indeed blocked when the overpowering urge to eat the oreos comes upon them. After the binge, later in the day they realize they just sabatoged another day of trying to regain control. They promise themselves tomorrow will be different. But tomorrow never happens. They never regain control - unless during a visit to the doctors office for a serious illness the doc informs them that they will die in 2 years if they continue to eat the they you do. Hitting rock bottom can be a good thing if thats what it takes for the individual to change. An old Frito-Lay potato chip commercial from the 60s even states in the commercial " betcha can't eat just one". And they were so right...Dennis

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    Wolfeye is offline Senior Member
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    You know anything with protein, fat, salt, or sugar (in any combination or on their own) winds up being addictive. You need all these to survive (of course, they're not supposed to be screwed-around-with). As far as addictive additives go, that does seem to be true on top of it. AND people "eat their feelings" around here.

    I wonder if maybe it can have something to do with controlling their lives? Like spending $5 on their morning "cup of control" at Starbucks?

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