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Should there be a mandatory fat camp for morbidly obese?

Yes 55 47.41%
 
No 59 50.86%
 
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Rather than spending money to force things into people, they should spend money on nutrition education for childrens, and young mothers and dad. Kids should already get used to eat fruits, vegtables and, most importantly get used eat balanced meals. Also sports education is important, but an healty diet is primary.Even many people who aren't fat, have some health probles caused by a bad diet.



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No, just put a tax on foods that are high in sugar and fat, much as we in the west currently put higher taxes on fruits and vegetables.



sethnintendo said:

If there is a type of person I have no remorse or caring of insulting it is usually fat people. Sure there are fat people that I get to know that I don't make fun of like that (such as a coworker or boss). However, a general unknown fat person gets zero respect from me. Oh it is so hard to not be 200+ lbs overweight.... Give me a fucking break. How about you go back to the basics and eat what humans are supposed to eat. Mainly a plant based diet with some meat if so wish. Ewww!!!! fruits and veggies are gross!!!! Well, I agree with you fatty on that one if you just pick certain types. Everyone has different taste and there is a shitload of variety of fruits and veggies found on this planet. Now go eat what you are supposed to eat fatty and for the love of God get a little movement going.

Being fat is not a disability.  It might have caused to become immobile but it is not a disease.  It is being pure lazy and self indulgent.  I do not look down on any person that has a real disease, but I am sorry being fat is not a disease.  Now, you have fatties given handicap parking spots when there should be a special section way in the back for them only.  Fat people parking space.  By the way the few times I do go to stores I always park in the back (best to stay away from dumb asses).


I couldn't possibly agree more with your post. I have zero respect for these people, and their excuses for why they are fat are pathetic. Such as the people on the Biggest Loser TV show who say they got fat after their mom died and couldn't control their eating...well it would certainly hurt to lose a loved one, but is that really an excuse to gain 200 pounds and just sit on your ass eating? I think not. 



brendude13 said:
Seece said:
Should we ban people from smoking?

Yes. There is just no need for it, it's only the addiction that keeps people smoking.


Why should it be banned? I don't smoke, but I also don't think it should be banned. Just don't allow it in public buildings (which is the law in Ontario and probably most places by now). 

My only caveat, is that smokers shouldn't have their health care subsidized at all by the government. 



Being fat is already a punishment in itself.



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If people want to kill themselves let them. I don't want to pay money for fat camp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPTRHgLKaBk&feature=related



freebs2 said:

Rather than spending money to force things into people, they should spend money on nutrition education for childrens, and young mothers and dad. Kids should already get used to eat fruits, vegtables and, most importantly get used eat balanced meals. Also sports education is important, but an healty diet is primary.Even many people who aren't fat, have some health probles caused by a bad diet.

Exactly this.

At least someone is trying to do something about it
http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/school-food

Forcing overweight people into fat camps is nonsense. It will be better to spend that money on making healthy food more affordable and putting higher taxes on unlhealthy food. If you haven't noticed eating healthy is a more expensive then eating processed crap.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/04/us-food-costs-idUSTRE7734L620110804

Start with taxing the crap out products with high fructose corn syrup and trans fats.



Yes, but only if we also force all who are deemed abnormal to undergo normalizing treatment. If we aren't going to force the short to be surgically stretched, or the gay to go straight or the skinny to go to skinny camp then I say it's not fair and the fatties can stay fat.

Seriously though, people are fat for many reasons. They are free to eat and do as they like. If they pay into a health insurance company than they should get equal care. Like smokers and heavy drinkers the fat may have to pay more due to their lifestyle choices, but it's their right to eat, drink and smoke what they want. I don't want to live in a country that tells people they have to be "normal".

Instead we as a society should encourage healthy lifestyle through education. Schools should offer healthy but tasty meals to get kids to enjoy eating healthy. P.E. should be mandatory and well funded so kids learn to have fun outside. Health class should also be mandatory so all kids learn how the body works and why inactivity and bad diets lead to obesity and diabetes.

Just because you decided to get healthy and lose wait, (congrats, good job by the way), it doesn't mean you have the right to force anyone to live your lifestyle choices. This past year I decided to take my health seriously too. I've lost over 60 pounds by exercising and eating healthy. For me it's about health, not my appearance so I changed my lifestyle instead of going on a diet. But I would never tell a fat friend to drop the doughnut and pick up an apple. My weight loss has encouraged friends and family to get healthy and they've asked for advice so I happily gave it to them.

Educate, don't dictate.



pokeclaudel said:
Well if bars can be reprimanded for giving out drinks to someone whose had too much the same should be said to buffets and fast food places. If the person has already eaten over the recommended calorie intake for the day they should stop them from receiving any more for that day.


But only if the person is fat, skinny people like me should be able to eat how much we want!



No, the idea is completely ridiculous, and I can't believe many of you are for it. I live in a free country damnit. Also, what is a fat camp going to anyways? Does rehab guarantee sobriety from addiction. No.

Also, anyone who thinks smoking cigarettes should be outlawed needs to have their head examined. Sure, outlaw smoking inside, but outlawing it completely makes no sense. The jobs that would be lost and the taxes the government would lose would be ridiculous.

Making cigarettes illegal, but legalizing Marijuana makes no sense either, as that's a counter point to the original fat camp argument in the first place. Marijuana makes people hungry!!

I prefer to live in a country where free choice is applauded, as opposed to some place where ridiculous laws are set into place just cause you don't like something.

I'm honestly baffled at some of these statements.