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However, on the 'government plan', the healthy have to subsidize the truly pathetic FAT OBESE slobs, the six pack a day smokers, the coke heads and those who have never brushed their teeth in their lives, or know what vitamins are. - tele

Ouch! Tele, what am I going to do with you? I guess I should take some comfort in the fact that one day you will know what it meant and how it felt to be me. You know how people say that right after they died their life flashed before their eyes? Well, guess what? You know what goes along with that? This "Instantly becoming everyone you came in contact with in your entire life (feeling their emotions, thinking their thoughts, living their experiences, learning their motives behind their actions)." ...excerpt from The Life Review

It's a holographic universe thing. You reap what you sow. The way you judge others is how you shall be judged. It's all part of that "do unto others as you would have them do unto you.' The way you treat others is how you will be treated. Capisce? And by the way, it doesn't matter if you believe it or not. Belief is irrelevant. Acceptance is irrelevant. Agreement is irrelevant. One day you will know how I felt when I read nasty comments like the one you posted above. You really need to learn how to be compassionate.

Genes Take Charge, and Diets Fall by the Wayside

"So Dr. Hirsch and his colleagues, including Dr. Rudolph L. Leibel, who is now at Columbia University, repeated the experiment and repeated it again. Every time the result was the same. The weight, so painstakingly lost, came right back. But since this was a research study, the investigators were also measuring metabolic changes, psychiatric conditions, body temperature and pulse. And that led them to a surprising conclusion: fat people who lost large amounts of weight might look like someone who was never fat, but they were very different. In fact, by every metabolic measurement, they seemed like people who were starving.

Before the diet began, the fat subjects’ metabolism was normal — the number of calories burned per square meter of body surface was no different from that of people who had never been fat. But when they lost weight, they were burning as much as 24 percent fewer calories per square meter of their surface area than the calories consumed by those who were naturally thin.

The Rockefeller subjects also had a psychiatric syndrome, called semi-starvation neurosis, which had been noticed before in people of normal weight who had been starved. They dreamed of food, they fantasized about food or about breaking their diet. They were anxious and depressed; some had thoughts of suicide. They secreted food in their rooms. And they binged."

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