Originally Posted by Mr. Flopnuts
Stuffing down pain is actually a great analogy. For a lot of folks food is the one joy that is affordable to them that alleviates the pain they suffer in their day to day lives. Everything from marital problems, to work problems, to just being a social pariah in the World. It's a cycle that is very hard to break, and one that is far more a mental issue than just a physical one.
I agree that could be part of the issue. I know people overeat to feel better about themselfs. But thats not a disease. It's a mental issue and self confidence issue.
Taking out the very small % that being obese is a true medical issue (thyroid gland etc.) this is complete BS. It is not a disease. No way. No how.
I know I'm eating too much pizza and burgers. I know I should get up off my fat ass and exercise and eat a salad instead of that slab of ribs. How the **** is that a disease?
I understand that Dr.'s are drawing an analogy between obesity and alcoholism.
I know some of you have struggled with over indulgence of alcohol. I was a full fledged drunk for 10 years. I just decided to do something with my life than get drunk every night. I can drink a couple of drinks and stop. From my personal experience I don't see how it happens that one drink and you are back to being a drunk. But, I know its real. Saw too many friends struggle with this scenario. I still don't think its a disease, that someone is powerless against the alcohol.
I smoked cigarettes for 13 years. Quit first time I tried. Others really struggle to quit. It's a hard thing to do. That nicotine gets into your brian stem and won't let your body move on.
Me being fat is my choice. I don't have a disease. Considering my history, I could be HWP if I chose too. And FTR, I have chosen to stop being a fat ass.