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Uzume13 said on 20 October 2011

I agree with many of the comments on here. The outdated and 'finger pointy' fat bashing scapegoating is so annoying and unhelpful. Given that the visually obese are unfortunate to have their dietary issues on display, this does not mean that ALL obese or larger people are necessarily unhealthy compared to their slimmer counterparts. Look at the 'skinny obese' research done at the mayo Clinic and upheld by many other professionals. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18594089/ns/health-fitness/t/thin-people-can-be-fat-inside/ I have been overweight for years, even at my most active on a GI diet and working out 4-5 times a day for 60 mins minimum, I only ever got down to a size 18. I am now back up to a size 24 following menopause and if I really work at it I lose a stone and then nothing. I rarely eat unhealthy foods and I cook from scratch most days. Crisps and cakes plus most processed foods are banned from the house and my poor hubby has to eat junk at work if he wants it. How many thin people are that committed? I know most of my thinner friends eat much more than I do in quantity and add snacks of all kinds throughout the day.