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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fat People Have High Self Esteem No Thanks to Fat Acceptance

Sista doin it fo Hersef!

A picture speaks a thousand words. Fat acceptance would like you to believe that fat people suffer from low self esteem. Nothing could be further from the truth. A study of 100 pre and post weight loss surgery patients found that the only improvement psychologically for WLS patients was less worry about health issues. In reality that is false hope because statistically WLS actually decreases lifespan and it kills one in 100 patients/victims. I have always known that fat is not a psychological disease whereas anorexia and bulimia are most certainly a brain based psychological disrders. No evidence exists that fat people's emotional and psychological states are any different than the general population. The crazies in the fat acceptance crowd like Kelley Bliss with their "We're all victims of fat hatred" and fat haters like MeMe Roth have confused body image with self image. If fat bodied people really suffer low self esteem, they would not accept being fat and they would maintain a healthy weight. We are not a bunch of weak-willed gluttons. We choose and embrace our size as well as our gormandizing ways.

The following article by Psychologist Roberta Themes PhD further amplifies the position of Bigger Fatter Blog.

The Myth Of Low Self Esteem In Overweight People
By Roberta Temes, PhD

Did you know that the idea of a fat person having low self esteem is a myth? Humans come in various shapes and sizes. Every psychological test given to overweight people indicates that if you are fat you are as mentally healthy, or unhealthy, as anyone in the general population. There is nothing about overeating that is associated with poor emotional health. In fact, it is possible that obese people are emotionally stronger than slim people because many slim folks who were interviewed said they'd stay at home if they were obese.. they would not have the psychological fortitude to be seen in public if they were heavy.

There was a time, right here in the USA, when only the most successful folks were heavy and everyone else tried to emulate them. Large bodies were proof of robust health and substantial wealth. But, in America in the 21st century fat is out, thin is in.

Obesity is
not a psychological disorder. Obesity is not an eating disorder. Fat people have a genetic predisposition to gain weight and if they wish to conform to today's ideal of slimness and if they want to maintain good health, they must counteract their inborn biological impulses. This is possible. Difficult, but possible. Particularly possible if you have a diet buddy or buddies.

Our genes may give us the capacity and tendency to eat much and gain much, but it is our environment, our habits, that permit the tendency to flourish. Thankfully, we can change our environment and thus fool Mother Nature. You can be a slim person, after all. You can counteract your inborn biologic capacity.

Dr. Jules Hirsch, the famous obesity researcher at Rockefeller University, says that obesity should be treated as a chronic disease for which there is no cure but for which there are management techniques. And those techniques do work. But, it's up to you to apply them every day.

You override your genetic destiny when you eat when you are not hungry or when you eat only low-calorie foods when you are hungry. It's the gene that opens your mouth that is responsible for overeating.

How do you want to manage your weight? You can do it, you know. You can go for surgery and staple your stomach. You can go to a diet doctor and get lots of pills. You can stop eating solids and go on a liquid diet. You can get group support via the Internet. You can lessen urges by acupressure, acupuncture, or aversion therapy. You can count calories or fat grams. You can use hypnosis. And the list goes on and on. There is no shortage of diet programs.

In my practice everyone who wants to lose weight does lose because we add hypnosis to the mix. Hypnotic suggestions make it easier to stick to whatever program you decide to follow. And it is crucial to follow a program. Talk to others and find out about a program that may be new to you. Remember, any diet program will work if you follow it.

Mark011-1.jpg Mark in his element! picture by mzichlin
These fat people are really fucking happy and we don't need them portrayed as tragic victims by the fat haters and the fat acceptance loony birds.

Fat chicks know how to party, are big sluts and they are not afraid to flaunt it!

Proud by nature! Fat by choice! OINK!


Anonymous said...

That article makes sense. Fat people are happy as hell. Give em food and they are happy. They spend most of their time going out to eat, buying food, cooking food, watching the Food Network and those fat freak chefs, snacking, talking about food, dreaming about food, reading about food and eating eating eating eating eating. When they are not doing that they are indulging their hypochondria and talking about their many medical issues or how to wipe their fat stinky asses.

Fat Bastard said...

We know how to wipe our "fat stinky asses" thank you very much. We use the wonderful toileting aid available online from Ample Stuff.

Richard said...

mmmmmm,mmmm. Nothing better than eating until you pass out. After gaining the first 200lbs you can count on that heart working harder all the time. Horray, its like doing cardio without all the effort. Diebetes is a myth too.

Fat Bastard said...

I hear ya brother. Nothing like a good feed while watching Paula Deen on the FOOOOOOOOD Channel. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

I must disagree with one thing. Most data suggests that morbid obesity actually weaken the heart by enlarging it. Paul Campos, Jennifer Portnick and I have gone round and round on that one. I contend that being super sized shortens life span. I used to preach the NAAFA party line but I never really believed it. The New fat acceptance accepts the fact that being super sized has significant health risks. We are not doctor bashers. Hell they are the ones keeping us alive. The only time I get pissed at my doctor is when he carps on me about losing weight. I tell him is is not the quantity of life that counts is is the quality of life. 67% of Americans are fat and gluttonous. They got it right! USA USA USA!

Richard said...

When it comes to packing on the pounds or carpet bombing, nobody can touch the good ole U.S of A.

Pretty soon having one chin will seem like the new ana. I say show off those chins with the pride of the Olympic medal.

Anonymous said...

The Olympics need to have fat friendly events like eating contests, teeter totter, filling the toilet bowl, cannon ball water displacement, blood pressure, fatty tractor pull, mobility chair races, and fart lighting.

Richard said...

lowee2855 said...
The Olympics need to have fat friendly events like eating contests, teeter totter, filling the toilet bowl, cannon ball water displacement, blood pressure, fatty tractor pull, mobility chair races, and fart lighting.

Now your talking! I bet there are some that can launch a fart flame high enough to hit low flying aircraft. I want to see the cannon ball dives and the contestants. We will see how far spandex can stretch!

Fat Bastard said...

BBWs are really bouyant. ProudFA loves riding them like they were Shammoo. Fat Chicks in swimming pools are sooooooooooooo erotic.

zebrastripes said...

You know what's even funnier? The fact that you're so pathetic that you have to make rediculous comments about overweight people, in a futile atempt to make yourself look better. You guys are just so awesome.

skinny girls rule said...

Fat girls are sooo jealous it is pathetic.

Fat bitches are an eyesore!

Fat Bastard said...

I assure you all this article is damn serious and damn important. The Fat Acceptance movement has totally misrepresented fat people. May 30 years ago we were in the minority and felt picked on but today we are the vast majority. The victim mentality of the crazy man hating bitches that have ruined the FA movement has done a great disservice to fatlings everywhere. In the world. I am sick of seeing fat people being portrayed as pathetic victims by the angry causeless and clueless tiresome twits of the feminazi run fat acceptance movement. The New Fat Acceptance that is being ushered in by people like me, Proud FA and "Dr" Gerald "Teddy" Bear is a size positive movement that makes room for everyone.

Anonymous said...

I don't have an account, but I'll try and post anyway...

I have no problem with what is said above, and don't care if people want to eat themselves to obesity.

Two issues though...

1. When you're obesity impacts the taxes I pay (to subsidize health care), I have a problem. Just as I do with drug users, tobacco users, alcholics, etc.

2. When you're habits impact minors, I have a problem. You are now simply helping someone else to cost society money. If you do drugs around kids, give them alcohol or drugs, feed them nothing but shit food, you should have those kids taken away from you OR the kids would have to be in a "program" away from you for the better part of the day and evening. Sounds harsh, but again, your habits (that you inpart on your children) are costing society money.

Fat Bastard said...

Gluttony is good.