Thursday, July 06, 2006

Deep Thoughts

A CNN article asks a tough moral question: Is it OK for doctors and parents to tell children and teens they're fat? My 2 cents? Only if it's the truth.

6 comments:

Zach Kapfer said...

Who cares about labels. Actually insurance and research companies do. Most doctors avoid labeling somebody obese due to hurting their patients feelings. Without the proper labeling, how can we truely link illnesses with obesity.

Also, Men should have a body fat percentage between 12% - 18% and women need to be at 16% - 25%. There is no sugar coating here, if your fat percentage is higher for your range, you need to lose weight.

Anonymous said...

Like in your experience growing up, you mean? You never felt bad when your parents called you fat, did you? Because you knew deep down that it was true. So true. Always have been, always will be. Fat. You. J in the UK

Noah Braymen said...

I can't tell if that last comment was actually serious or not???

jwd said...

That last comment would be from my sister, directed at me, who she has been known to refer to as "bag o' bones." A little sarcasm from overseas.

Noah Braymen said...

okay...

lol:)

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the sarcasm, there, Noah. Unfortunately, our family uses a little too much of that from time to time. :-) I hope Josh's self-esteem wasn't hurt too much by it. Of course, he did go to PK and learn to love himself...oh, there I go again!

On the actual issue, I just wish people in general could be honest, up front, and real. PC doesn't always work.