Nah, I think you're just taking me too seriously, is all. I'm not some diet nazi, I'm just saying what happens to be true. *shrug* Again though, I personally would never recommend something like this, which is what I figure you've gotten out of this.
Your notion of "overweight people who are doing everything they can (within reason)" is really what this totally falls into. Is someone who is overweight willing to do something this far-fetched? I dunno. But that does give some credit to how seriously others should take them. There's a huge difference between an overweight person, sitting on his ass, eating everything healthy he can get his hands on, lamenting about his weight, and an overweight person who is dieting, exercising, and really trying to lose weight, maybe making himself uncomfortable and hungry, but ultimately knowing that some solutions require sacrifice.
Sez j00: "So yeah, I agree that one way to lose weight is to famish yourself to the point of looking Ethiopian, but that is not healthful, humane, or practical over the long term."
And yes, as I've said, I can't recommend this solution, but it is a solution. I mean, you can't just gain weight out of thin air. It comes from somewhere. Limit that, and limit the weight. There are certainly other options which I Have to think are more palatable, but this is an option.
And as far as the elitism goes, it's not really elitism on my part. Elitism would be "Hey, I'm not overwieght, why don't you people just sew your mouths shut?" Or, even worse, "Hey, I don't have to diet, but you do. Must be something wrong with you. Sucks to be you." That's elitism. While being dead honest about weight problems (and yes, while there are exceptions to every rule, in almost every case I've seen, overweight people with genetics that may (or may not) predispose them to slow metabolisms do the bare minimum to control their weight. Not neccessarily by choice either -- many have become defeated because their attempts to lose weight have failed. I'm not saying that they are packing on the pounds on purpose, by any means. These things happen.
However, it's a lifestyle choice to lose weight. Whether that's something as innocuous as exercising or dieting, or something as strong as fasting for a few days a week, there is always a solution, as unpleasant as it may be.
And that's what I'm getting at. Not that I think all fat people should diet (because hey, if you're fine with it, then be fat, what do I care?), but rather that hey, if you're chubby, and you want to do something about it, wake up -- realize that sacrifices must be made, and they'll probably be unpleasant. And no matter how much you think you're doing, like most things in life, you can always do more, it's just whether you want to or not. *shrug*
And yes, Oakenfold is godly. Especially his Politics of Dancing CD. Dragonfly was good too.
"But you [AmberEyes] have never admitted defeat your entire life, so why should you start now. It seems the only perfect human being since Jesus Christ himself is in our presence." -my Uncle Dean
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