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    Quote Originally Posted by cascadeco View Post
    Ones' eating choices = a lifestyle; I don't understand the mentality or belief (a lot of it is propagated by advertising/the industry, I suppose) that you only eat well for that set period of time you're trying to lose weight, and then once you reach your ideal weight you can suddenly eat and do anything? It makes no sense.
    Yeah, I think the fad diet industry plays a significant role in perpetuating that skewed perception of 'how to eat,' so to speak. Along with our culture's generally impatient, IMMEDIATE RESULTS, Polaroid Instamatic expectations. Everyone wants a quick fix, and the industry is more than happy to feed it to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    The frustrating thing for those of us who aren't so skinny, though, is as kids a lot of our skinny friends DID eat whatever the hell they wanted. And lots of it. And at 8 you're not really cognitively well-equipped to think, well, I recognize the inherent differences in metabolism that can exist between two bodies and I understand that even though it feels injust, I really need to avoid Oreos even though my best friend can scarf down half a box and still be the little willow that she is. So inequalities develop in weight and eating habits early, and by the time you realize you need to adjust your habits, you've been eating the way you have for at least 12 years, and that's going to be pretty hard to change.

    This holds true both for heavier kids and skinny kids who become heavier adults, and even just for skinny kids who eat junk food all the time. If I'm a parent someday, I plan to be somewhat strict and very upfront about food and nutrition - teaching kids what types of food are best, how much food is appropriate, and keeping sweets as a treat and not a regular occurrence. If individuals want to deviate later, that's their personal call, but it seems better-advised to raise your kid to eat healthily and set them in the right habits to begin with.
    When I was a kid I'd eat a whole pack of Oreos, but that was because it had been a year or two since I had one and would be another year or two before I'd see another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cascadeco View Post
    I got this now and then (or some version of it) while living in Minnesota, as the working world in Minnesota is filled with a pretty large proportion of people who are, if not overweight, at least out of shape; being very thin is not much of a norm there.

    However I haven't gotten it a single time now that I'm living in Colorado - because tons of people here are thin / in shape.
    I've read Minnesota is actually a pretty fit state overall. Maybe it depends where in Minnesota. This study ranks Minnesota as the 6th fittest state.

    Colorado is #4.

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    i don't think i've seen a picture of @greenfairy - but if you want to know why people do it:

    possibility -1: they genuinely think you would be more attractive if you had more weight, and having had plenty of people calling them too fat, they indulge in the opportunity to see someone who "suffers" from the opposite problem.

    possibility 0: they are doing so tongue in cheek as a compliment shaped as an insult, and you are Fe-failing to notice the tone <- pretty much what i tend to do.

    possibility +1: they wish they could loose weight as easily, and - to not of your fault - experiencing your very physical presence as a reminder of their flaw, subconsciously want to take revenge on you making them feel bad about their physical self by doing it to you verbally.


    bottom line is: yes, it is exactly like calling fat people fat, and yes, when you are fat people are going to constantly call you fat, so why expect otherwise on the other end? welcome to society, it judges you.

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    My SIL deals with this on a daily basis. She's 5'6" and weighs 95 lbs. She eats way more than I do. She's just got metabolism through the roof like most of her family did when they were her age and younger. Plus she has a very small frame.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    i don't think i've seen a picture of @greenfairy - but if you want to know why people do it:
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...47#post1886847

    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    possibility -1: they genuinely think you would be more attractive if you had more weight, and having had plenty of people calling them too fat, they indulge in the opportunity to see someone who "suffers" from the opposite problem.
    I'm sure this is the case with some people. But it's still rude and none of their business what I look like.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    possibility 0: they are doing so tongue in cheek as a compliment shaped as an insult, and you are Fe-failing to notice the tone <- pretty much what i tend to do.
    This might happen some of the time...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    possibility +1: they wish they could loose weight as easily, and - to not of your fault - experiencing your very physical presence as a reminder of their flaw, subconsciously want to take revenge on you making them feel bad about their physical self by doing it to you verbally.
    That's my suspicion a lot of the time; and they have no right to do it. It's pretty immature and hypocritical.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    bottom line is: yes, it is exactly like calling fat people fat, and yes, when you are fat people are going to constantly call you fat, so why expect otherwise on the other end? welcome to society, it judges you.
    Bottom line is it's not acceptable behavior, and people need to stop. And I would be justified in showing them what they're doing if they do it to me.

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    i think we can officially eliminate possibility -1.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    But it's still rude and none of their business what I look like.
    yep.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    It's pretty immature and hypocritical.
    right again.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    and people need to stop.
    ...why would they? people are rude, mean, immature and hypocritical to each other all the time - to you, to each other - if one of them stops doing crap like that, they will still get other people being mean towards them. you can judge how ugly it looks from afar, but take another step back and you'll see that for every punch someone gives is a punch they got somewhere else, like a really bad economy with an interest rate for every exchange as people 1up each other in cruelty, each singular feeling they got it from "them" and feeling justified in giving it back to "them", despite rarely being the same person.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    And I would be justified in showing them what they're doing if they do it to me.
    exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    ...why would they? people are rude, mean, immature and hypocritical to each other all the time - to you, to each other - if one of them stops doing crap like that, they will still get other people being mean towards them. you can judge how ugly it looks from afar, but take another step back and you'll see that for every punch someone gives is a punch they got somewhere else, like a really bad economy with an interest rate for every exchange as people 1up each other in cruelty, each singular feeling they got it from "them" and feeling justified in giving it back to "them", despite rarely being the same person.
    I guess it's just my Fe giving me faith in humanity.

    Another productive 2 post exchange! Perhaps this is the XNTP dynamic.

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    Fo shizzle.

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