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1st March 2009, 22:36
More studies are now confirming what should be obvious to anyone with a little common sense: being full-figured is healthier for women than being emaciated.
The look of a glowing, vibrant curvy woman vs. that of a sunken-cheeked, starving waif is enough to tell the whole story. But because our media has turned this around and propagandized skeletal gauntness as a marker of "health" and a robust, natural figure as the opposite, studies like this seem to be necessary to wake people out of their delusion and return to reality.
Here's the link, and the pertinent information.
A recent government study shows being a little "over"weight is not linked to a higher risk of dying from heart disease or cancer. In fact, those few extra pounds actually lower a person's risk of dying from a variety of diseases.
Researchers analyzed mortality statistics among 2.3 million American adults from 2004...results show that being overweight with a BMI of between 25 and 29.9 was not linked to a higher risk of death from heart disease or any kind of cancer. Furthermore, people with a BMI of between 25 and 29.9 were about 40-percent less likely than "normal" weight people to die from other causes of death like emphysema, pneumonia, injuries and infections. They were also less likely to die from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
So in other words, being full-figured actually improves health. Again, that should be obvious, but with media curve-o-phobia, this fact can't be repeated often enough.
And the attacks upon this study by its critics are laughable, especially when they claim that it "does not address quality of life." In fact, quality of life is the best argument for being curvy. Which life has the best "quality" - one in which a woman spends years suffering from constant food deprivation, punishing herself in a gym prison, and being continually miserable? Or one in which a woman eats whatever she wants, pleasurably and comfortably, and spends her free time having fun?
Both quality and quantity of life improve when a woman embraces her natural inclination to be full-figured.
2nd March 2009, 04:57
There's no question about it - fuller-figured is healthier. The film and fashion industries try to gloss-up starving women to make them seem attractive (until the poor girls actually die from anorexia),, but in truth emciated women look sick, and are unhealthy.
One British doctor puts it plainly, and identifies the androgynous agenda that fashion pushes as being part of the cause.
It's so bizarre that women want to look so skinny, because a hundred-odd years ago skinny meant a pox- and TB-ridden prostitute, and wealthy, successful, beautiful people were voluptuous. I think the skinny aesthetic was spawned in the 80s. It was suddenly about image and power and keeping up with the men, and looking sleeker and leaner like men, to have a dynamic high metabolism. But naturally, women look different.
Another article is especially devastating because it lists many of the physically destructive effects of diet-starvation:
[No woman] wants to lose her hair, develop saggy skin and see her boobs flatten before her eyes.
But those are all some of the worrying side effects that weight loss, through badly managed exercise or dieting, can cause...
Dieting or extreme exercise can also lead to depression, older-looking skin, hair loss and bad breath, as well as leading to obsessive behaviour, fertility problems or leaving you at risk of suffering from an eating disorder.
When stars have been crash-dieting or losing weight too fast, one of the biggest tell-tale signs around the limbs, especially the arms, is saggy skin. That happens when you lose weight too fast, meaning the skin that covered your larger body frame, has not contracted along with the rest of your body.
With breasts made up of fatty tissue, once you start to lose weight and reduce fat, then, unfortunately, you can, like Sarah Harding, see your chest shrink.
One of the most well-known side effects of carb-free diets, such as Atkins, is bad breath.
It occurs as a side effect of the ketone production occurring from the type of food intake and, according to the experts, is unavoidable.
People who are regularly dieting or losing weight can feel low or depressed.
That happens when the person dieting has cut essential nutrients, minerals and liquids from their regular intake and they lose energy and health as a result.
"A lot of people suffer from low energy, low moods and anxiety, and that is down to poor nutrition."
Dieting can reduce the health of the skin, making it appear older, dryer and less healthy than it normally does.
That means it has been starved of nutrients and vitamins because you have been dieting.
Lillia said: "Your skin is the biggest organ on your body, if you are lacking in magnesium, zinc, essential oils, or are dehydrated, then your skin is one of the first places it will show up.
"You can always tell people who crash diet and don't eat healthy balanced food, because they look older around the eyes. And what's the point of spending all your time losing weight just to look terrible."
Losing weight, however you do it, or over exercising, can become an obsession.
Crash dieting, over exercise or even just losing too much weight can be a real problem for a woman's fertility.
Periods can stop, your hormones are affected and you are not eating enough nutrients to help grow a healthy baby.
Lillia said: "If you crash diet, it massively affects your hormonal balance and this is a very serious problem you need to deal with very quickly.
Christine said: "If you are eating an unhealthy diet and losing too much weight, then you could be doing all kinds of damage to yourself that you can't see at the moment."
The bone thinning disease is one of the most serious side effects of unhealthy diets.
It is caused by high levels of toxicity and acidity that build up and strip calcium from the bones when your body is malnourished due to a poor diet.
RISK OF EATING DISORDER
According to studies, anyone who undertakes any kind of fad weight loss diet is five times more at risk of developing aneating disorder, such as anorexia, than someone who has a regular eating balance.
One of the most shocking side effects of dieting is hair loss. That occurs when you suffer from a minerals deficiency and your body starts to shed hair as a symptom of your system being malnourished.
Horrifying, isn't it? As the article asks, "What's the point of spending all your time losing weight just to look terrible?" Yet that's exactly what dieting and exercise-torture accomplish. It's unthinkable that women destroy their looks and their health this way, but that's exactly what the media has brainwashed them into doing.
And instead of all this, girls could be comfortably eating whatever they like and leading a relaxed life, and looking younger, with better skin, healthier hair, a fuller bust, and feeling happier. How could anyone not choose this as the better option? Yet tragically, many women don't.
23rd March 2009, 01:03
It really is common sense. At times, I see commercials asking for donations for starving people in other countries. These people look emaciated because they can't help it. The economic conditions in their part of the world are terrible. Then we hop over to American television, and our own media is literally selling starvation to women on purpose, calling it "beautiful" and "healthy," and depicting it as the only way they can really be successful. That's just bizarre and infuriating. It's also insulting to intelligence.
24th March 2009, 08:34
It is interesting how Baroque paintings showed full-figured goddesses and angels. A hundred years ago a thin woman was a sickly prostitute, but nowadays... oh dear.
20th April 2009, 09:33
Slowly, studies are beginning to emerge showing that the whole weight "epidemic" is a colossal myth, and just another example of public hysteria.
The articles are usually suffused with mixed messages, but within them there are important facts.
Take this article, for example:
It's not positive, but it includes the following significant points:
One of Canada's top ob***** doctors says it's time to stop recommending weight loss...
There is at least a proportion of ob*** individuals who at this point don't seem to be at elevated cardiovascular risk." Not only is their risk fairly minimal, "in some instances it's better than individuals who are 'normal' weight."
Hardly a week passes without a headline warning the overweight are eating their way toward a premature death, and there's a huge amount of money to be made by encouraging hysteria around the issue. The weight-loss industry is worth $50-billion in the U.S. alone...
"What's very clear is that people in the range of 25 to 30 BMI — the 'overweight' category — live longer than lighter people," says Paul Ernsberger, an associate professor of nutrition at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.
[Dr. Paul Ernsberger] and others believe the concept of "overweight" should be abandoned, "because that implies that you are over the ideal, that there is some magical weight you shouldn't be over."
The last paragraph is especially important, and a real advance in medical thinking, since the medical field is nearly as reflexively curve-o-phobic as the mass media. Jettisoning the idea that there is such a thing as being "over"weight would be a major advance.
Along with this are growing revelations that the studies which claim that being fuller-figured is somehow less healthy have all been falsified.
This is just one example:
A former Harvard researcher falsified data and fabricated results in a 2003 sleep study, two news outlets report online today.
Dr. Robert B. Fogel, who taught at Harvard Medical School and practiced at Brigham and Women's Hospital until 2004, said he altered numbers and invented anatomic details reported in an article about ob***** and sleep apnea. The journal Sleep retracted the article in February and the federal Office of Research Integrity concluded its investigation last month.
"He wanted the data to come out to meet the hypothesis,” White told the Crimson. “It wasn’t coming out that way, so he made it come out that way.”
The falsified paper concluded that the shape and volume of a person's airway combines with ob***** to make those patients more likely to suffer sleep apnea, a breathing disorder.
So because of the researcher's anti-plus prejudice, he falsified data "to make it come out" the way he wanted it- to indicate that being plus-size could be a health issue, when in fact the data showed the opposite.
And this is just the rare example of a researcher who got caught. Imagine how many are still falsifying the data to fuel this mythical "epidemic," since, as the previous article observed, there's "a huge amount of money to be made by encouraging hysteria around the issue."
The truth is finally coming out- curvier women are healthier and live longer; and what's more, they lead more enjoyable lives.
21st June 2009, 06:03
There are many such studies, but they seldom get reported - and if they do, only in smaller news sources. The mainstream media is only interested in fuelling the fiction of a weight "epidemic" and promoting weight hysteria. It has no interest in the truth - which is that being fuller-figured is healthier for women.
A new Japanese study confirms this:
The article is poorly worded, but the facts are conclusive:
People who are "overweight"...live longer on average than people with other physiques, according to the study conducted by a Japanese Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry research team.
The large-scale study also shows that thin people have the shortest life expectancy, on average dying six or seven years earlier than "overweight" people.
This is the hidden truth, which the media (duped by rigged studies funded by the diet industry) refuses to acknowledge.
The simple fact is that it is natural and healthy for women to be curvier; while when they starve or torture themselves, they ruin their bodies, and their health. Thats why women feel such pleasure from eating, and such discomfort at dieting or exercising. It is Natures way of signalling what the body needs, and what it should avoid.
27th December 2009, 02:40
<br>The information in this thread, especially in the articles that M. Lopez and Hannah posted, is absolutely vital. It's a scandal that these facts are suppressed by the mass media, while trumped-up curve-o-phobic propaganda is pumped out on a daily basis. Truth is hidden from public view, while lies are trumpeted ever more loudly. It isn't the first time that such a phenomenon has occurred, but it's appalling to see it happening right before one's eyes.
M. Lopez indicates what is perhaps the most astonishing aspect of this whole scenario:
The look of a glowing, vibrant curvy woman vs. that of a sunken-cheeked, starving waif is enough to tell the whole story. But our media has turned this around and propagandized skeletal gauntness as a marker of "health" and a robust, natural figure as the opposite...
The attacks upon this study by its critics are laughable, especially when they claim that it "does not address quality of life." In fact, quality of life is the best argument for being curvy. Which life has the best "quality" - one in which a woman spends years suffering from constant food deprivation, punishing herself in a gym prison, and being continually miserable? Or one in which a woman eats whatever she wants, pleasurably and comfortably, and spends her free time having fun?Anyone with a little common sense understands that when one is ill, one feels miserable, while when one is healthy, one feels good. Likewise, when one is sick, one looks terrible, while when one is in a salubrious state, one looks better. These should be sufficiently conclusive indications to anyone that being full-figured is healthy for women, while weight loss is unhealthy.
Think about the sensations that the female body experiences during starvation: utter physical misery, weakness, and, as the <i>Daily Record</I> piece indicated, depression. Those are the hallmarks of illness. Then think about the sensations that women experience when they eat as much as they want: happiness, energy, and pleasure sometimes bordering on ecstasy if the indulgence is especially generous. Those are the feelings of good health. The body is clearly signalling which activity is beneficial, and which is destructive.
Likewise, consider the debilitating physical effects of food deprivation, as listed above: haggardness, gauntness, androgyny. By contrast, consider this physical effects of self-indulgence: freshness, softness, womanly curviness, a rosy glow. Weight gain is nothing less than a fountain of youth for women; a natural beauty treatment. Again, the body is clearly indicating which behaviour improves health, and which ruins it.
What madness that the media has been able to turn common sense on its head, and pretend that activities like diet-starvation and exercise-torture (which induce every physical indication of illness) are somehow "good," while richer curviness (which induces every physical indication of health) is somehow "bad." Hopefully, the increased visibility of today's plus-size models will prompt women to reconsider this media brainwashing, and to embrace their naturally full-figured selves rather than trying to punish themselves into unnatural forms.
Kristina Yeo--new talent at Ford Toronto. Size 16, 38-35-<strong>49</strong>. <p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/kristinay01.jpg"></center><p>Notice the full waist and soft limbs. To see the industry accepting models with a healthy 49" hip measurement is a definite sign of progress.
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