Any chance excerpts from this thread could replace the front page stories of the UK tabloids about the poor girl? Would be nice.
She started gaining weight at 5 when her father died. Her mother has such serious health problems that her daughter is her registered carer. In 2008 she was the subject of headlines about being 'Britain's fattest teenager' at 33 stone, went to a US 'fat camp', lost about half her weight in some absurdly short period of time, came home, had her success celebrated... and I'm not sure what happened next, but it sounds as though the support melted away. And now she's somewhere between 45 and 60 stone (depending on which story you read), unable to get out of bed and suffering organ failure. (Multiply stone by 14 to get lbs.)
Would be nice to find someone to tar and feather...
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If it wasn't for "luck of the draw" as far as genetics go, I would be huge.
Thanks, mom and dad.
But seriously, I can see the difference between my cravings and even the way my body handles the same food before my concussions and while I'm still healing from them. I was literally eating the very same food that had me losing weight and feeling healthy, but I started putting on pounds and barely being able to control the urge to stuff my face with crap. And sometimes I'm not really all that successful.
It's getting better, slowly but surely, but I can honestly see how someone could get into a really horrific downward spiral, especially if they have everyone encouraging them to eat whole wheat and low fat, replacing meat with soy burgers.
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Many of you have referenced a teenage girl from Britain, to the point that I am very curious.But, for the life of me, I cannot find the original post she is mentioned in. Who the heck are you talking about?
EDIT: Nevermind, I found the news article. HOLY SHIT, what a complete disaster of a life! And the entire article is rife with CW BS. Put that girl under my care, and I could save her life. She might even be sexy by the end of it all.
Last edited by karatepig; 05-25-2012 at 08:47 PM.
As for diet and exercise, I agree with what you say. And it's actually what Dr. Lustig said in one of his videos - a deranged metabolism, like for example insulin resistance, will rob the person of the energy to exercise. This is why obese children don't exercise more - they just can't, because they lack the energy to do so. Once their metabolism is under control (i.e. by eating less sugar and less carbs in general), they spontaneously start exercising and some even become professional athletes. I can attest to this from my own experience: as an obese kid (obese from a very early age when I could not control what or how much I ate) I didn't exercise because I honestly didn't have the energy to do so. I sat at home and read a lot and studied foreign languages, which was all very good. But when I had to exercise, I would underperform and I would feel bad (I felt guilty for my weight that made me underperform). I don't think any of that was my fault, I was simply fed the wrong diet (not many processed foods, but certainly a lot of grains and sugar plus sunflower oil used in cooking). I am sure my parents didn't know any better, they did what everybody was doing.
On the other hand, once I started restricting carbs and consciously made myself do cardio, the weight started coming off little by little. And more weight I lost, the more I enjoyed exercising. For me this makes sense.
Last edited by Sol y Sombra; 05-25-2012 at 10:09 PM.
yes, i'm being sarcastic
her dad died, she and her mom went to food for comfort. it snowballed. no one held any guns to any heads and demanded they eat a la se7en
yeah you are
somethings happening to my dangus!
I have a friend who is obese who has begun a new diet. She's following CW. I feel very bad for her, and have gently tried to suggest paleo, but she just smiles and eats her grilled, skinless chicken. She's been this way for many years. Goes on diet. Loses weight. Goes off diet. Is convinced, I'm sure, it's just her "weak will" holding her down.
I really wish sometimes that primal HAD caused me to get down to my goal weight. People look at me and assume that because I didn't get past the 150 barrier, I'm not a success. It's harder to sell the feel great/sleep better/blood test awesome side of things. All these people want is to be thin. And having been in the 220s, I completely understand that.
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