Here’s a legitimate, albeit short list of reasons why you should dislike fat people. Keep in mind, this list is not meant to preach hate. Human beings should be respected on an intrinsic level and by no means is this post meant to incite hatred in any shape or form. With that being said, let’s get to the alluring list.
5) Fat people have no self control or self respect
In other words, why should you respect a person who doesn’t respect themselves? Most people who are overweight or obese are so because they have no self control in the kitchen.
Some fat people may say things like:
“Oh, I have thyroid issues that make me this way.”
“Oh, I’m just big boned, not fat.”
“It’s genetics. I can’t help being fat.”
Now, we can devote an entire book to debunk these claims, but in reality, the first law of thermodynamics still holds, even in the human body. Energy cannot be created nor can it be destroyed, so people magically gaining weight out of thin air violates fundamental physics. If you eat more than your maintenance caloric requirement, you will gain weight (if you are not active). Period. The energy you consume (in calories), is transformed into a different form (adipose tissue, for example) and stored in your body.
What does all of this mean? Fat people are fat because they eat too much. While there are people with genetic disorders (who are physiologically deficient in one way or another), most people are not on that particular boat. 69.2% of adults over the age of 20 being overweight does not indicate a biological problem.
If fat people had respect for themselves and their body, rest assured they wouldn’t get themselves to the point of being obese. With mainstream media’s constant barrage of obesity awareness and health risks, it’s absolutely unacceptable and disrespectful to them and their community to reach the level of obesity and extreme obesity.
4) Fat people take up more seats in public transportation
How many times have you taken the subway or the bus and have seen a morbidly obese person taking up 2 seats at once? If I received a penny for every time I’ve seen it, I’d be a millionaire by now.
The truth is, most public transportation seating units are designed for the average person of average weight (around 5’9″ and 160 pounds). When you have an obese glutton wanting to use public transportation, they will undoubtedly have to use at least two seats, leaving less room for other passengers and potentially people who really need it (for example, the elderly).
3) Fat people smell
Note, it’s not to say that normal sized people smell, it’s just that fat people just…smell more.
It’s even scientifically backed. People with higher body bass index and body fat tend to smell more than the average person. This particular study found that the presence of both methane and hydrogen in breath testing is associated with increased BMI and body fat percentage in humans. It just so happens that people of higher body fat have a higher concentration of methane and hydrogen in their breath.
Not only that, but the more you eat, the bigger your fecal matter is. Can you imagine a fat person taking a dump? It must be larger than the average person’s logs. Larger fecal matter means more splattering of feces molecules all round the toilet seat (and therefore make skin contact on a larger surface area), which undoubtedly means the person will just smell worse.
2) Fat people contribute immensely to CO2 emissions and are consequently the leaders of Earth’s destruction
It’s not to say that average sized people don’t contribute to CO2 emissions. People, in general, contribute to CO2 emissions. However, none more than the overweight and obese.
Everyone by now should know that food production is a major contributor to carbon dioxide emission and consequently, global warming. It has been shown that a lean population will consume nearly 20% less food than a nation with weight problems. What does it mean? It means a leaner population will produce less greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide.
The more you eat, the higher the demand, the higher green house gas emissions from food production will be (especially factory farming).
Carbon dioxide emissions from transportation is also an issue, and fat people contribute more to it than you would believe. It takes less energy to move a slim person versus a heavier person. It’s simple physics. Not only that, but the heavier you are, the more likely it is that you’ll rely on transportation to take you from point A to point B. According to prominent researchers Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts, a lean population of 1 billion people would emit 1,000 million tons less CO2 than a population of comparable size who are fat (like the United States).
If you ever encounter a “fat is beautiful person,” show them these ugly statistics and how they are contributing to Earth’s destruction.
1) Fat people are one reason why medical care is and will be more expensive in the future
Oh boy, fat people are a really tough bunch. Not only are they destructive to themselves, they drag you down with them into the abyss of no return.
As of 2013, insurance companies cover more obesity-related treatments than ever before. Translation? You have to dish out more from your own pocket. Of course, all of this after obesity was officially coined a “disease” earlier this year.
According to NPR’s Patti Neighmond:
Under the Affordable Care Act, more insurance plans are expected to start covering the cost of obesity treatments, including counseling on diet and exercise as well as medications and surgery. These are treatments that most insurance companies don’t cover now.
The move is a response to the increasing number of health advocates and medical groups that say obesity should be classified as a disease.
Not everyone thinks this is a good idea, but this summer, the American Medical Association determined that obesity is a disease. The organization followed in the footsteps of the Obesity Society, a health advocacy group that called obesity a disease back in 2008.
Many overweight or obese individuals are victims of their own genetic history, according to Dr. Lee Kaplan, an obesity specialist and director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center. “We’re all wired in slightly different ways,” he says, adding that those subtle differences are reflected in how the body deals with energy stores and fat.
So, the moral of the story is that fat people impact your life in more ways than one. They not only impact your life, but also impact the livelihood of the entire planet.