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There were a lot of really mean comments on his blog page. But some of them, although mean, were plain truth. I'm really mystified how a person doesn't realize they have a problem at, say, 300 pounds. His doctor says he eats 20,000 calories a day! How is that possible??
 

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If my stomach would let me, I could easily find 20,000 calories worth of food I'd like to eat each day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>meatless</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b>If my stomach would let me</b>, I could easily find 20,000 calories worth of food I'd like to eat each day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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Aye, there's the rub. the only way I can think of is that he must not have meals the way we would think of them-- instead, he just eats constantly from the time he wakes up to the time he goes to sleep.
 

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I am truly disgusted by the hateful things people have said on his blog, AND by the widespread ignorance! The comments about him eating a 'healthy meal' are just astounding. For the record, my vegan meals often fill a plate like his did in that photo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"> and they aren't *ever* 3,000 calories each!
 

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Overeating by that much is an addiction, just like alcohol or drugs (or in my case caffeine!) The guy needs understanding and help, not rude comments.
 

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It's hard to understand how you can just let yourself get that bad.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:">
 

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^^Not really, IMO. After people reach a certain point in depression/addiction, there comes a time when conventional reason and self-care go out the window.
 
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there has to be a level of codependancy for that to happen- someone is enabling him to keep eating- cos he can't be able to cook and grocery shop and work and finance eating that much by himself. even if he's living off takeout, i don't think you could really afford <i>that</i> much of it if you weren't working. (or is he working as a computer tech or something from his bed?)<br><br><br><br>
although i know its not admirable to let yourself get into that kind of situation, i'm impressed that he's taking it upon himself to make an effort to change- its not in any way an easy thing to do to change your whole diet and ingrained habits, and to refuse to be powerless over it anymore, and to accept whats happened, your part in it, and make a real effort to change.<br><br><br><br>
good for him for giving it a go! like those people making abusive comments is going to help- i'm a little (ok more than a little!) overwieght myself, and i was bought up on healthy vegetarian food- i can see how someone bought up eating crap, with little willpower and knowledge, could find themselves on a very slippery slope to gaining substantial weight, using food as a crutch, and feeling powerless and uninspired/unmotivated to change.
 

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I am with Hoodedclawjen. Someone had to feed him, for he cannot leav the bed he is in. So in there lies the problem. And he is so big that he is not a candidtae for stomach surgery.<br><br><br><br>
I come from a family of overweight and obese people. Some of them are mrbidly obese. I also have a friend who has had his stomach stapled, and he did not take heed to how he was supposed to eat and he has begun to put some of the weight back on.<br><br><br><br>
How we eat food is a memtal attitude. If I am full, I do not eat anymore food. People with a food problem just keep on eating, even though they are full. I don't get it. Yes I love food, and I can eat with the best of them, but I have my limits. When I feel that full feeling coming on I put down my fork and knoife, no matter how much is left on my plate. Fat or obese people do not stop where they need to they just keep going.<br><br><br><br>
Someone I know was on the phone recetly talking to someone explaining how they had done so well jsut recently at a Holiday dinner. I started to shake my head to let the person sitting in front of me that they had not done as good as they had originally thought. That right there proves that don't do not view food as people without a weight problem view food.<br><br><br><br>
Sorry for the rant!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beatnik2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beatnik:">
 

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Someone I know was on the phone recetly talking to someone explaining how they had done so well jsut recently at a Holiday dinner. I started to shake my head to let the person sitting in front of me that they had not done as good as they had originally thought. That right there proves that don't do not view food as people without a weight problem view food.</div>
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Could you explain this or restate it in another way?
 

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Its sad that people are starving in his country but he overeats like that. The food he eats in one day could probably feed a whole family!
 

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^^ Yeah and it's sad that P. Diddy bathes his 'Females' in Cristal, and that people drive Hummers and that Donald Trump flies to Paris just for lunch, but what can ya do?
 

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^^ Yeah and it's sad that P. Diddy bathes his 'Females' in Cristal, and that people drive Hummers and that Donald Trump flies to Paris just for lunch, but what can ya do?</div>
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Stuff like this makes me feel like us veg*ns are only cancelling out what these people do, and not making such a big difference. Do you understand what I'm saying?
 

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That reminds me of a joke that Dr. Buff (my latin teacher) made last year. He said that "Grandma Buff was so heavy that when you asked her how heavy she was, she'd say '3 Spins'" It is kinda sad and gross to see a person that heavy though. I have no idea how he's gonna lose that weight like he says he will.
 

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woah - really surprised at all the mean comments on his site. whether you think he put all that weight on by himself, or if he had a problem, the guy deserves some major credit for trying to turn it around! I really hope he achieves his goal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I am appalled by the rude comments on his blog. I really hope this man will lose weight and become a healthy person. I believe he can do it!<br><br><br><br>
By the way, the heaviest person in medical history is Jon Brower Minnoch, who had an estimated peak weight of 1400 lbs. He lost 924 lbs.
 

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That right there proves that don't do not view food as people without a weight problem view food.</div>
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Interesting you would say that, I think you have a point. I read an article on msn about how scientists are now studying thin people to find out why overweight people overeat (the ones who DO overeat, I mean). Apparantly people who are always thin actually have different brains, or their brains are wired differently in such a way that they stop eating when they are full. I tried to find the link but I don't know where it went. Has anyone else seen the article by chance? The research is preliminary but I find it interesting. Of course I don't think it is entirely true, considering how I overeat on occasion yet I have never had weight problems. I can sort of understand how s omeone could "let themselves get like that". They probably hit a point where they think "what is the use!" and they stop caring.
 
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