June 13, 2007

And More on That Fat Issue . . .

I dunno, Jane/Megan.

I believe in almost all of it: I believe that most of us are programmed to eat, and being surrounded by plentiful food—some of it quite calorie-dense—has made us fatter.

I believe that for a lot of people carbs are the drug of choice.

I believe that some people like to act out around food.

I believe that some people gain weight so they can "check out" of the romance game.

I believe that some people have so many fat cells that for them a "normal" weight requires the sensation of starving.

I believe that for some people food is the prude's alternative to sex.

I believe that some people have medical conditions that make them look fat, and we don't know by looking at them which ones are in that predicament.

I believe that some of the fattest people I know are some of the brightest.

I believe that I'd prefer that my vices be slightly private, and I'd rather not carry them on my belly, if I can avoid it.

I believe that people like me (most dudes and some chicks) who gain weight on their tummies run more risks when they gain weight than the hips-and-thighs people.

So I think—all things being equal—I'd rather not get fat. But there are worse things, and there is no way that one can tell what caused the appearance of fatness. I like to give any individual the benefit of a doubt.

But it's truly a fascinating discussion. Personally, I can't imagine eating a bunch of ice cream in one sitting. But I could probably eat two chocolate croissants in a sitting—and do that twice a day. So I could fall over that precipice in a heartbeat, if I lived in a French bakery or something.

So, no "set weight" theory for me: that's the one thing I don't believe. But individual situations vary wildly—as with everything. And people who are hungry and angry can generally put a lot away, if they put their minds to it.

Via Glenn.

Posted by Attila Girl at June 13, 2007 04:10 AM | TrackBack

Fat?I think a little fat is cute and more strong.....really!
My boyfriend is a little fat,and i just like his fat and soft kyteXD

Posted by: wow powerleveling at June 13, 2007 01:24 PM

"I believe that some of the fattest people I know are some of the brightest"

These are the same people who are constantly complaining about how they simply cannot lose weight, and no amount of diet and exercise can help them. You would think that a bright person would figure out how to lose weight, or at least stop complaining about it and accept his/her fatness.

June is a good month to go jogging or swimming, just do it. Or not!

Posted by: Azmat Hussain at June 13, 2007 03:07 PM

Swimming, sure. Jogging? I dunno. It's kind of hot out there.

I only knew one person who complained about how she had a hard time losing weight, and she wasn't really fat: she just resented me for being smaller than she was.

Of course, a lot of the chicks who envy me forget that I'm a freaking dwarf, and roll their eyes when I mention my weight--they don't account for the height difference at all, and just say/think "I'd LOVE to weigh that."

To which I always want to respond, "do the fucking division, bimbo." Fortunately, I never have.

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 13, 2007 07:37 PM

I couldn't eat like that either.

Thanks for pointing out that not all fat people have a food control problem.

Posted by: Caltechgirl at June 13, 2007 07:44 PM

What men are really looking for is a woman who is happy.
Try working on that for a while.

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