This is you. This is where all your thoughts are kept. Every other part of your body is used to protect and sustain this.
I want to cry
it’s weirdly comforting to know that all of the meaningless bullshit society judges me on is just a meatsuit made to support the terrifying tentacle beast that is my true form (◡‿◡✿)
THAT LAST COMMENT. BAM.
This is creepy. My meatsuit makes me less creepy.
I woke up like this.
So while it is true that the prevalence of obesity in two to five year olds declined by an estimated 39.6 percent between 2003-04 and 2011-12, from 13.9 percent to 8.4 percent, it is also true that, according to the same NHANES data, it declined by 23 percent between 2003-04 and 2005-06, and then rose by 19.8 percent between 2007-08 and 2009-10.
The most plausible explanation for these large oscillations can be found in the definition of “childhood obesity” itself. “Childhood obesity” is a brand-new concept, invented a few years ago for essentially political reasons. The official definition is that children who are at or above what was the ninety-fifth percentile of BMI for age in growth charts from the 1960s and 1970s are now classified as “obese.”
It is important to understand two things about this definition. First, it is quite literally arbitrary: it isn’t based on any epidemiological observation that this or that bad outcome is seen among children who are above this particular definitional cut point. Public health authorities needed a definition for their crusade against a newly invented menace, so they made one up.
Well, man children are growing up in a bad food environment. Maybe every child isn’t obese, but living on fast food, living on chips/fries, processed food, sweets… it’s not right for children. Children used to be very active, outside playing, but now they sit on the computer, exercise on the WII. There is a problem here and it’s not “fat shaming” to have a program to get your children moving more and eating less junk. Parents SHOULD be educated. If you want to stuff your face with junk food that’s your right, but it’s not fair to do it to kids, to make them accustom to a food and lifestyle that is ultimately bad for them.