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GaryTheBigDeal Reply

For myself being super morbidly obese. Losing weight is the only option. We all have our cross to bare, it may be harder for some but I now believe it is possible. That’s why I’m not giving up. 80lbs down and 350 to go. Go get it people.

    JustMeHere XX Reply

    GaryTheBigDeal Good luck to you. ❤️

    GaryTheBigDeal Reply

    JustMeHere XX thank you🙌🏽

    Liam Gideon Reply

    @GaryTheBigDeal I could not imagine losing that much weight, hell 30 pounds was tough, best of luck to you, even if you falter just keep going man

    waffles Reply

    Being consistent on your journey. Best wishes to you.

Weightbegone couple Reply

Just want to say i hit 130 lbs loss in the last 8 months bro!! happy right now. You have been a big help👊🏽

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    Jason saddler Reply

    Boom! Awesome!

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    David Ferguson Reply

    @gabby scott intermittent fasting/OMAD, and turned myself into a runner. I went from not being able to run 1/10 of a mile in January to running a 10k last month.

    Arwen Reply

    YES! congrats : )

Sorta Healthy Reply

Who the hell gave this lady a doctorate? Basically if you’re fat you shouldn’t try to lose weight because you “might” develop an eating disorder? She’s only telling people what they want to hear. She’s not telling them what they should be told.

    Haley Reply

    Yes, people love hearing good things about their bad habits.

    Kimberly M Reply

    I guess we shouldn’t walk, because we MIGHT fall. We also shouldn’t eat either, because we MIGHT choke.

    BlackCroft666LP Reply

    Ignoring binging disorders…

    acespartan562 Reply

    She probably purchased it.

    rw100 Reply

    @Scott McErlean or a disabler. I feel sorry for anyone who goes to her for help and ends up thinking they’re stuck with their obesity.

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    This Channel Has an Attitude Reply

    • Mara • True, but I think her point was that even if you prescribe a healthy diet, it can still DEVELOP into an eating disorder. Not saying I agree with her (I don’t), just saying it’s a bit complicated.

    killing boys Reply

    Yess + not all diets are for losing weight? I bet if someone underweight was on a diet to gain weight she wouldnt think that could lead to an eating disorder…

    This Channel Has an Attitude Reply

    @killing boys true, good point!

    Samantha Alamos Reply

    @killing boys I Agree completely with not all diets are for losing weight! For example I am an Auto Immune Disorder called HS ( hidradenitis suppurativ) and yes it recommended to lose weight amongst other things, but certain foods do cause inflammation and flare ups. One of the diets I came upon for HS is paleo lifestyle/ Mediterranean diet.

Scott McErlean Reply

That’s like saying don’t prescribe pills incase someone gets addicted. Then where would we be?

    Personne Ici Reply

    To be fair, opiates have been shown to be less effective at reducing pain than non-opiate medications and they were pushed by drug companies for profit rather than efficacy but I still agree that weight loss is the answer for most overweight and obese people.

    killing boys Reply

    My exact thoughs.

DeadeyeJoe37 Reply

I hate to break it to that person, but being obese/morbidly obese has its own eating disorder – binge eating. If I had to weigh the risks of eating disorders associated with weight loss vs binge eating & staying or gaining fat, I would say the risks of binge eating and staying or increasing obesity is much more dangerous since that leads to a lot more health issues.

We just need to re-educate people on eating and discipline. You don’t get dessert every day. You need to eat whole foods and have those occasional cheat meals, but not the other way around. Watch your portion sizes. The hard part is getting into the groove of healthy eating. Its hard for the first 2-3 weeks.

    MovieLover Reply

    It’s not even hard for the first two or three weeks, it’s hard for months or years. But I do think they discount people with binge-eating disorders who are overweight. I have binge eating disorder and I struggled so hard. But according to these people I was just a fatphobic small fat. I decided I wanted to lose all the weight I had gained because it reminded me of how bad I had been mentally. That’s fine and healthy

    im high asf Reply

    I dont think its hard first 2-3 weeks im on a diet im Lifting weights 5 times in a week I feel Ok I still want to eat Candy Chips soda But i cant I Will feel bad after I will be Happy for 5 min Sad The whole day So its not Worth it Being on a diet in a long period Is hard But specially IF you dont like normal healthy food im Lucky i can eat Evrethying So its not a Problem for me 😂 Srry if My English is freaked up

Luca Reply

But…many obese, morbidly obese and super morbidly obese people are already has some type of ED. That’s how they got to that weight

Shana Vaid Reply

I don’t think eating disorders come from not knowing how to lose weight properly; people with eating disorders often tend to know a lot about CICO and what a healthy deficit should be. The issue is the emotional and psychological aspects that prevent you from being able to use that knowledge. Things like restricting your calories really low or binging and purging are coping mechanisms that help distract someone or make them feel better short-term when they are struggling with something in their life.

One thing that really concerns me about fat acceptance advocates appropriating eating disorder recovery is that it makes people with eating disorders often feel like they can’t trust therapists or nutritionists out of fear that they will encourage them to just get fat.

    hawkeye pierce Reply

    Yup, can confirm

LDBHealth Reply

I had high blood pressure when I was obese. I’m no longer obese and I no longer have high blood pressure….. Coincidence.

Claire Smith Reply

If somebody is morbidly obese they already have an eating disorder. Why do people assume disordered eating is only concerned with restriction 🤦🏼‍♀️.

    Klara Reply

    This!!! If someone says they eat their feelings every day people go like “hey that’s all fine me too” but as fast as someone says they stop eating whenever they get down some it’s self harm, I do spy a lil double standard…

    Savannah Napier Reply

    I think a huge piece is our culture in America. Although fast food is popular elsewhere, we’ve always been the epicenter and creator of these international fast food chains.

    That was where the issue began. Eating horrible food has been ingrained in us from the day we were born. It is part of the American culture. We see commercials all the time telling us it’s basically okay to eat bad food on a regular basis. People don’t want to believe that it is just as much of a disordered diet if you eat junk all the time as not eating at all is.

    Only difference is one shows impacts much quicker than the other.

    Василия -x- Vasilia Reply

    @Klara Read the comments above yours. ED is a MENTAL ILLNESS. Addiction to food or substances is not

    Василия -x- Vasilia Reply

    @Savannah Napier Or maybe it’s because of the elaborate explanations provided by multiple people in this thread. Addiction is not a mental illness. An ED is

    Caitlyn Winchester Reply

    @Василия -x- Vasilia thats not true.. as we have seen with fat acceptance movement, they do not think being obese is bad.. which is the type of lying/justification that disorders have.

Leena Saidi Reply

Dr. Millner was my psychologist at CHOP for many years in my anorexia recovery. While I am grateful for her initial help in restoring my relationship with food, even 4 years after being hospitalized, she wanted me to gain weight. I asked her what would constitute me being fully recovered, was it a weight, etc? She said that only I could know when I am recovered, so I proceeded to declare that I believed I was. She went back on her statement and rambled some nonsense about weight gain when as a 5-foot girl I was 120 pounds. Even at this “weight restored” she convinced my parents that I couldn’t participate in sports for my entire freshman year. I was depressed and anxious, and when I shared these feelings, she would just prescribe weight gain. Her “treatment” ruined a big portion of my life that I will never get back. Dr. Millner has her own broken relationship with food, so I do not believe that it is ethical for her to be treating adolescents with eating disorders. In my own opinion, I believe she left CHOP because of her unpopular beliefs. In spite of this, I am now a strong senior in high school and captain of the cross-country and track teams.

    ObesetoBeast Reply

    Wow, what an amazing story! Thank you for sharing!

    LDBHealth Reply

    Thank you for sharing 💛💛

    Becki Erickson Reply

    Wow! Congrats on recovery! I’ve works in the residential setting with adolescents with eating disorders (floor counselor, not therapist), it can certainly a hard balance to figure out what behaviors are feeding ED thoughts, and which are improving the quality of life and used as a healthy coping skill. That said once weight is restored (to a healthy BMI decided by team of doctor, nutritionist, etc.) there should be room to explore returning to activities, and monitoring intake to accommodate for an increase of activity (with the eventual goal of intuitive eating).

    Paloma Sánchez Solís Reply

    What the hell? I’m also 5 feet tall and my weight is 110. I do crossfit, hiit, swimming, yoga, and I go to the gym. Variation keeps it fun. What does she mean by you cant do sports? Im also 28, and I have been this weight since high school hahahha. In those years, I was part of the Mexican national swimming team. That woman is nuts. You go, girl, congrats on your recovery!

    Paris Sinclair Reply

    I’m 5 feet tall, 130 pounds, and am working to lose somewhere around 10 pounds- I get out of breath more easily and I was just happier, more energetic, and enjoyed exercise more when I was slightly leaner. It seems very odd to me that she would encourage you to gain weight when you were at what sounds like a quite healthy place. I would worry that if you gained more weight after recovery, then it could lead to yo-yoing. Plus, the emotional benefits of exercise are so well documented, it’s crazy to me that anyone would suggest you not do it when you didn’t have any medical conditions preventing you! Thank you for sharing your perspective, I’m happy you’re doing so well now 😊

Sharon Warren Reply

“Weight loss is never the answer.” That’s funny, because losing 130 pounds certainly was the answer for me. I was 43 years old, it hurt to walk up and down the stairs in my house, I had to wear a specific pair of shoes all the time because any other type of shoe killed my feet. I could barely do my job and I was looking at more than 20 more years of having to work. I was tired, miserable, and depressed. Losing weight was most certainly the answer to my health problems. I didn’t even fully realize how bad off I was until I got down to a healthy weight and realized how much better I feel. Please keep doing what you are doing. You do an amazing job of debating topics in a healthy and respectful way.

Andrea A Reply

First off, she’s not a real doctor in the medical sense. She is a psychologist. And she’s fat too. It looks and sounds like she’s trying to justify her body size by trying to use her degree. I feel bad for any one who unknowingly chooses her practice when she’s preaching this BS.

Big D Reply

I was taken off blood pressure medication because I lost weight
(100 lbs)

    Filippa Engström Reply

    proud of you😊🙌

D Kelley Reply

That’s like saying “There is no difference between surgery and assault with a knife!” 🧐

    Terse and Tiny Reply

    I loved this

PaulisNG Reply

I am a dietitian and I have suffered ED since I was a teenager, when I had my first patients I was always projecting my fears of ED into them, as a result, they weren’t able to reach their goals, it took me some time to realize than, yes, I need to be careful of signs of disordered eating, but I cannot asume that just because someone is learning to measure their food intake and doing exercise, they are developing an ED. I see a lot of projecting in all these “health professionals”

    Ivy Reply

    Yes I’ve noticed this too with dietitians like Abby Sharp. It’s interesting how many people with ED and up being a health professional. It can be a good thing but it can also be very toxic if they and up projecting.

Diane Martel Reply

She has a doctorate in psychology, and I find it terrifying that she’s giving this advice to anyone.

N B MB PhD Reply

“Therapist” – she isn’t a doctor , not a medical one anyway

myflabulesslife Reply

“Weightloss is never the answer.” Weird, it was the answer for me. I’ve lost almost 100lbs and I am healthier then I have ever been. I could barely walk and function at 300lbs. My mental and physical health is top notch for my current weight. My confidence is constantly climbing. I have a better relationship with food. My lungs and heart are much healthier. My doctor is no longer worried about me having a stroke or heart attack. My migraines are gone. — if your overweight, obese or morbidly obese and struggling to live, weight-loss is the answer!

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