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Old Wed, Dec-12-18, 04:53
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Another terrific post from Dr. Jason Fung


The Blame for Fat Shaming

The main reason why obesity is such an emotionally charged issue is simply that it has become entangled with all kinds of aspersions on a person’s willpower and character. It is completely different from almost every other disease because there is always the unspoken accusation that you did it to yourself. There is always the feeling that you could have done something about it if you weren’t such a weak willed glutton. Many physicians unconsciously engage in ‘fat shaming’ is that they believe that this gives patients extra ‘motivation’ to lose weight. As if the whole world was not reminding them every single day. So, who deserves the blame? The ‘Calories In Calories Out’ (CICO) crowd – those physicians and researchers who have strenuously and constantly cried that ‘A calorie is a calorie’ or ‘It’s all about calories’ or ‘Eat Less, Move More’. Because what they actually mean, but don’t say is ‘It’s all your fault’. The CICO crowd took the disease of obesity and instead of treating it with compassion and understanding infused it with personal shame. I’m here to tell you that it’s all just a huge pack of lies fed to us by their corporate backers.

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Not only do people with weight problems suffer all the physical health issues – type 2 diabetes, joint problems, etc., but they also get the blame for it. Blame that is unfairly targeted toward them because the advice they received to lose weight had a 99% failure rate. Should people get angry about it? Absolutely. The next time some physician tells you that ‘It’s all about calories’ you have my permission to slug him/her.
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Old Wed, Dec-12-18, 07:53
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Great article by Jason Fung.
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Old Wed, Dec-12-18, 10:13
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Thank you Jason Fung !!

Still recall a long and frustrating call with my brother on" a calorie is a calorie" and at 15 pounds overweight he knows what he is talking about. ROFL
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Old Wed, Dec-12-18, 11:02
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The next time some physician tells you that ‘It’s all about calories’ you have my permission to slug him/her.

Sorry Jason, but in this day and age that is so un-PC. You can't say that! But fat shame those disgusting fat people... that's still OK.
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