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Here's a handy userbok[edit]

23.4 This user's body mass index
is 23.4

Here's a handy userbok which calcualates your BMI. Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? 11:46, 8 September 2008 (EDT)

Before anyone starts complaining - I'm going to add some scales for the maps later. Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? 04:09, 9 September 2008 (EDT)
<snrkf>did you know that "bok" is the Turkish word for shit?</snrkf> Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 02:26, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Two things[edit]

Firstly, according to WP, "Portion control is understanding how much a serving size is and how many calories a serving contains." As this sounds fairly reasonable, I don't see what's particularly woo-ish about it.

Secondly, the conclusions of that JSSR article seem a little more complex than is being presented here, such as the interplay between social status, religion and obesity in the South (p. 278). --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 05:45, 9 September 2008 (EDT)

Shouldn't we also mention the Portion Control is a conservative value? (according to Andy Schaffles) Ace McWickedwhisky 05:47, 9 September 2008 (EDT)
Of course portion control isn't woo, you are imposing liberal literalism, it's snark about Andy's claim for it as a Conservative value, in opposition I suppose to liberal helpings. Do you have Athens access AK? The abstract doesn't mention anything about conclusions or social status, although I did see some references to high and low status it in newspaper coverage. Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? 05:58, 9 September 2008 (EDT)


do the occupant of the second UK Liberal party taxi, and assorted royals nicknamed the fat fit into this? (talk) 17:50, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Not good enough?[edit]

Why revert my addition of "Waist-to-hip ratio"? It's based on a reputable source...

Don't worry it was just Human. I put it back with a few changes as Human doesn't like links to WP. Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic? 15:32, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
I'll have to remember that!

What about[edit]

Those creases at the wrists and other joints of obese individuals? Is that what is meant by "pones"? Quick poking around inner tubes reveals nowt. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 02:33, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Atheism and obesity[edit]

I think something should be mentioned about Conservapedia's obsession with an imaginary corrolation between atheism and obesity, completely ignoring the fact that Dawkins is practically malnourished (and I'm nine-stone and that's mostly owing to my ... height). Amusingly, this is the very reason I got blocked on Conservapedia. I claimed that the portly agnostic Stephen Fry, is neither obese nor an atheist. Next thing you know "Let Them Eat Cake banned for infinity: Trolling, Liberal Trolling, Liverpool UK, troll" --Let Them Eat Cake (talk) 15:11, 15 April 2011 (UTC)


I look at them and think, "yay Colorado!" The Senate rep map should be updated, though (I'd do it if I knew how). -- Seth Peck (talk) 23:39, 12 December 2011 (UTC)


Why is the table talking about goats?--Umichcynic (talk) 20:04, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

'Cause it's from here Scream!! (talk) 20:09, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

"Praise the lard"[edit]

Am I the only one that finds this section quite questionable? It does sound fatphobic, and correlating religion and obesity is also a lot harder than what this article argues, even if the conclusion is probably right. GeeJayK (talk) 19:36, 27 June 2021 (UTC)

You're not the only one. I motion to delete it, or at least it needs a serious rewrite and renaming. Oxyaena Harass 19:41, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
Don’t usually buy “fatphobia” stuff but that section is smug, elitist rubbish. The demographics of obesity are worth covering, but we won’t lose anything by removing a few poorly presented graphs from the article. Christopher (talk) 19:46, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
I agree with the above; demographics are worth covering, but this section is not really covering demographics. 𝒮𝑒𝓇𝑒𝓃𝑒 talk 19:57, 27 June 2021 (UTC)