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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Parnell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 2013 at 23:05
The above is rather spurious. Yes, in some rare cases eating and weight gain are unrelated, but mostly this is a fiction created and perpetuated by fat people to make themselves feel better.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Captain Vancouver Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Nov 2013 at 00:39
Eating and weight gain are not unrelated in anyone. But there are differences in individual metabolisms that can accelerate or negate the effects of consumption. In  most, these effects may not add up to much, but for some, near the precipitous edges of the classic bell curve, they most certainly do. For them, life can be a struggle to eat a reasonably healthy diet, and also maintain a normal weight.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Nov 2013 at 12:16
For some people it is unrealistic to expect them to behave with decency and empathy towards others. The marginal few percent on the very outer periphery of humanity who may have been the victims of extrem trauma or be congentially tuned psychopaths.

The number of people who are fat due to factors beyond their control is considerably smaller than those whose capacity for basic human decency is beyond their control. Parnell has it right: most people who are fat and complain that it is due to biological factors beyond their control are just trying to lie to themselves and those around them. The reasons why don't require the intervention of Captain Obvious to be made clear.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Panther Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2013 at 20:16
Weight gain can be possible without the need to over eat. Disease of the heart or fluid retention brought by some other sort of disease or medications is entirely possible, me thinks. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote toyomotor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2014 at 12:07
And there was me, thinking that this Forum was for sensible debate or discussion. Silly me.

There are people in this world who are indeed as morbidly obese as the man shown in the first picture.

I don't know about elsewhere, but in Australia they can qualify for a free operation or Lap Band in order to help control their weight problem. The proviso is of course that they can lose sufficient weight prior to the operation so that no dangerous complications occur.

For a normal person to gain so much weight as to appear like the bloke in the picture is laziness, pure and simple.

And it's not a joke, they impose incredible pressure on family and friends to do tasks that they can't do, and eventually add to the workload of the hospitals.
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not always. it depends on peculiarities of metabolism
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