I just watched this documentary on youtube and i am quite shocked by what some parents do to their kids.... what do you think?
thats why fat parents have fat kids.
oh I meant fat parents have fat kids because they pass on their eating habbits, not genes. But yeah its holistic
I can't even watch this, it's so depressing what these perfectly able families are doing to this children
I remember watching a documentary about obese children going to a special boarding school for fat kids & they showed this girl who was 12, I think, 200+ pounds, going in for liposuction and had never eaten a vegetable (in any form) before in her life. They showed her eating a tomato for the first time.
People like this REALLY piss me off.
What they do to themselves voluntarily when there are children all over starving.
In this documentary, in the beginning a woman says in some cases she saw children getting rickets. That's not okay! Malnourished children, who don't eat even 500 calories a day get rickets! Not people who can well afford healthy food & choose to eat garbage instead.
This. You know what? Yes, there is absolutely a genetic component to obesity. I personally know several researchers who study weight gain/weight loss/obesity and I can't deny that. But even they will tell you that environment and the resultant food habits you pick up play a huge defining role in the eventual outcome. An organisms existence, in all aspects of life, is not just its genetic code: it's how environmental factors play on, influence and shape those genes.
The thing that bothers me about the whole "oh, I'm fat because it's in my genes thing" is that it is a perfect example of biological determinism - that is, letting your genes dictate your destiny. If people are told that it's genetic they be fat, they'll think it's a forgone conclusion, when really, it's a genetic predisposition that they merely have to work harder to battle than someone else.
Not to mention, for all the genes we've identified as being linked to obesity, not one, not a single one, has offered a magic bullet cure for obesity. That's because obesity is a much more complex condition than "I have a mutation in this gene here, therefore I am going to be fat".
I freaking love the UK and your bazillions of diet-related shows.