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Fat people eat more meat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 02, 2012 at 11:06 PM

These episodes I've been watching have consistenly been showing overweight people eating TONS of meat. Why are they so big? I know they're eating other bad foods too, but I don't understand how they could get THIS big by eating lots of meat! Any thoughts? You can start the video at about 22 minutes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haRZ6dTVXuE

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 03, 2012
at 08:12 PM

At the end she didn't come back for the reunion and reported only losing half a stone (7 pounds, seriously England, what's with the stupid units? I thought you'd at least be using the metric system!)in some months. That's pretty pathetic, particularly at her weight, that's the normal fluctuations day to day.

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on September 03, 2012
at 05:59 PM

And thin people are naturally happier? Right...

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276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb

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on September 02, 2012
at 11:25 PM

Fat people also buy more diet books. Diet books must make people fat!

In all seriousness, though, to point to a single factor and attempt to blame everything on it makes no sense.

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on September 03, 2012
at 03:15 AM

That you see scenes of fat people eating meat in any given film is indication of only one thing - the director wanted there to be scenes of fat people eating meat in his or her film.

Don't every believe that there is any "truth" in film, other than that it is a true representation of the directors intent, preconceptions, and prejudices.

You have no idea of how often the people in a film eat meat, what they might also eat, or whether they would have been eating meat at all, if the director hadn't asked them to.

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 02, 2012
at 11:26 PM

It's the combination of foods they (formerly me) eat along with sheer volume. I actually eat more meat now than I did before and am consistently losing weight. Cutting out the grains, legumes, and refined sugars does a world of good (at least for me).

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on September 03, 2012
at 06:25 PM

Well, first, we shouldn't be eating TONS of meat, especially deep fried and glazed meat. I try to eat an appropriate amount of meat for my lean muscle composition and activity level. The oils Saskia eats in that restaurant food are likely very nasty. But what says the most to me is that these women are constantly overeating because they don't feel full. The food is high in flavour, but so low in quality, they never feel full. And that's a horrible feeling.

But the advice they're given is standard, and the sad thing is that simply cutting back on calories will just keep them feeling hungry and will defeat all their efforts, because if the food was actually capable of making them feel full, they wouldn't have all these issues to begin with.

I hate this kind of body shaming, for the obese and the underweight. It just makes food more of an obsession, and points the finger at the people with the issues instead of the people causing the issues.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on September 03, 2012
at 08:12 PM

At the end she didn't come back for the reunion and reported only losing half a stone (7 pounds, seriously England, what's with the stupid units? I thought you'd at least be using the metric system!)in some months. That's pretty pathetic, particularly at her weight, that's the normal fluctuations day to day.

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7a6529ea25b655132fe58d793f95547a

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on September 03, 2012
at 05:21 PM

I felt bad for Saskia what she was going through was far far worse than Nick, and the advice she got was very poor I thought. Like others said above her diet was really high in refined carbohydrate, but like other doctors this guy just focused on the meat as the problem, so sad. She wouldn't have to change too much just eat roots and tubers instead of refined carbs and keep them lower like say under 150g and just go for a long walk each day..but alas who am I to question how a doctor should treat his patients.

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on September 02, 2012
at 11:29 PM

Hilarious-- "Convenience, nobody wants to get off work and cook"

come home, turn on the stove, put meat on stove, wait 20 minutes..haha convenience

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on September 03, 2012
at 03:09 AM

Fat people are often unhappy or stressed as well. Emotions can, and do, play a factor in your body's digestive system. Also take in consideration what made them fat in the first place before possibly eating meat. They may have as a child ate too many SAD foods such as bread, fizzy drinks, sugar cereal, candy, and potato chips all the while sitting on their butts in school, then coming home to sit on their butts again to watch T.V. Then as they grew up and moved out they started eating meat in addition to SAD foods, and so on.

A short clip of a person's life shows nothing.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on September 03, 2012
at 05:59 PM

And thin people are naturally happier? Right...

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2336245491a87ee15d4fb8f8f8283909

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on September 02, 2012
at 11:30 PM

Lots of sugar -> soft drinks, sports drinks, fruit juices, snack foods, desserts and alcohol...for starters.

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on September 02, 2012
at 11:27 PM

Even if the scenes are not staged, you have no way of knowing what got edited out (or not filmed). A show like this provides no information about the causes of morbid obesity.

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