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[Anon asks Shorm: The reason I care is because the health industry wastes billions of dollars on people who are overweight. A simple surgery for someone who is over 700 pounds is no longer simple. Someone over 400 pounds is unable to get a gastric bypass because it can be far too dangerous for them. The people who get to that weight typically eat only fast food or fried food. You said that there’s no set limit for someone to be considered unhealthy because of their weight, but that’s not true.]
I have a challenge for you.
Go find a study that supports your claims, that talks about the ~obesity epidemic~. Now look into who sponsored the study. Was it a weight loss company? Go try another. And another. And another.
While you’re at it, again, please show me a study of very fat individuals and their dietary habits that says they “eat only fast food or fried food”.
Someone’s weight is not an indicator of their health. Someone who is fat is not necessarily unhealthy, and that is true no matter how fat they are. And, more to the overall point, people deserve respect and medical privacy no matter how healthy or unhealthy they are. Do you go up to cancer patients and lecture them about their diet? No? Then even if fat necessarily and universally meant unhealthy, why the fuck do you think it’s okay to do it then?
(Oh, and before you say “because they could lose weight”, go look up studies about weight loss as well. Maybe 1 in 20 people can lose more than 5-10 pounds, and that’s if you find the studies that show the highest numbers. Anyone who loses weight and keeps it off for five years is a statistical outlier.)
I really hope you’re not actually following me, tbqh.