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Is it harder to be underweight or overweight?
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Posted 4/23/10
overweight is harder :] i know too many underweights and overweights XD ahahahaa most of them have high metabolism and if they dont they just starve themselves D: the overweight people dont care about their weight XD they can exercise but they just eat alot because they sleep in and havent eaten in a while D: and im writing too much XD
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Posted 4/23/10
i would have to say overweight people have it worst .

I use to be skinny and i was viewed as pretty but when u gain a lot if weight i was view as fat and ugly and had a lot if people pick on me because of it self esteem down and that was how i started viewing myself as just fat and ugly i hated going out and doing anything be people would make a comment and i didn't have the self confidence i lost most of all weight and i guess you can say im in the middle i want to be skinny but not anorexia skinny
Posted 4/23/10 , edited 4/23/10
I'm underweight, I'm like 15 pounds underweight, and I have no problem with it.

In my opnion, I think being overweight is harder. I mean, if you want to lose the weight, you're gonna have to excercise and diet. Sometimes, if you're overweight, you just get lazy and not want to excercise and diet. Losing weight from excercising is hard, and if you want to diet, you have to have a lot of self control. If you're underweight, you need to eat more, but you still need to watch your diet, and excercising helps to, it helps you gain more muscle. Then again, I know some guy friends that are overweight just from muscles, not fat. Imagine how hard it would be for them to lose weight when the weight they're trying to lose is muscle. Although gaining weight and losing weight can be just as hard. Also, in today's society, overweight people has it more rough. Everyone expects you to be skinny, you get tease a lot more if you're overweight.

I on the other hand could care less about gaining weight, I eat all the time, trust me, I eat a lot. I have an extremely fast metabolism, and I'm proud of it. I play sports, so just simply gaining weight by excercising isn't going to help anyway. I have been gaining weight through muscles though, track this year helped. Either way, I'm underweight and I have a hard time gaining weight. A lot of people compliment me on my looks, especially about my weight. But I also get a lot if pressure to gain weight, my friends always tease me about it and tells me to "eat more", and I can't do that because I eat a lot already. Gaining weight is really hard, trust me, especially if you have a fast metabolism and if you're athletic.
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Posted 4/24/10
i guess overweight.
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Posted 4/24/10
overweight..

me, im petite but not too skinny..im fine with my body, though I wish i were taller than my current height.
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Posted 4/24/10
i think theres a thin line between the two... But if you ask me, your right, the overweight people would have it harder. I'm on the fat side... and its pretty horrible sometimes. But alas, it all really depends if your healthy or not and/or if you can carry yourself (literally [for obese] and energy-wise [both, obese and skinny], etc.). But you know...i haven't lived a skinny girls life so i don't know what its like.
Posted 4/24/10
For me, it's really hard to be underweight.
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Posted 4/25/10
Sometimes its hard for me to be the normal weight. Most of the time its harder not to be underweight, but the trick not to be underweight is just be lazy as hell and eat alot!


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Posted 4/25/10 , edited 4/25/10

cabalisticsarah wrote:

Well for the age I am I should be at least between 115- 130 and I am not. I think the people that get mad at skinny people for bragging about themselves don't really know better. Me and plenty of other skinny people are not all like that. Heck even most of us hate being skinny and sometimes are under the pressure to gain weight just enough to keep us warm when its winter. I hate being skinny because no matter how much I eat I can't gain weight or I just gain like 2 lbs and lose them again. Skinny people suffer just as much. People that think larger women/men have it rough should also think twice. Skinny people might be able to eat a lot but have it rough because they can't gain weight.


I'm not jumping on you and saying you're wrong or anything, but could you maybe elaborate on why you believe women more on the slim side suffer just as much? I'm curious.
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Posted 4/25/10
It's definitely harder to be overweight in society. Sure, really skinny people don't necessarily have it made, either, but the social stigmas associated with being overweight as far, far worse. Overweightness, is seen as disgusting and unattractive, a sign of being lazy, clothes never look the way they're supposed to. Skinny is the ideal, just look at models and the prevalence of eating disorders.
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Posted 4/25/10
being overweight is harder. it's like the difference between having low blood pressure and high blood pressure. with high blood pressure, you have to do all this shit with excercising and eating right. but with low blood pressure, the doctor says that you need more salt in your system. so what do you do? you go eat a whole bucket of KFC. now whose problem does it seem to be easier to solve, the overweight with high blood pressure, or the underweight with low blood pressure?
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Posted 4/25/10
Overweight, definitely... you have so many more problems to worry about, skinny people aren't perfect but they're never insulted...at least where I live, nobody ever says "you're too skinny, ew" but who knows
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Posted 4/25/10
For me, it's worse to be overweight. It's harder physically AND emotionally.

Losing weight is hard even if you do exercise daily, and dieting? Cutting down from your eating habits isn't so easy you know.
Also, since being fat is looked upon as ugly people are more likely to insult you than when you're skinny.
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To: Sekushi_Sushi :

Skinny women are always being put down because everyone thinks they like being skinny and like shoving it in other's faces. It's nothing like that. Skinny women are always having trouble gaining weight and sometimes worrying about gaining weight can turn into an obsession just like women that are heavier and obsessed with losing weight. We all know an obsession can lead to something much worse. So really skinny women have just as much trouble trying to gain weight when they think they're too skinny just as much as heavier women have much trouble trying to lose it when they want to be skinny. I think too many people think that all skinny people have stress free lives when they really don't.
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Posted 4/25/10
It really depends on the social as opposed to health consequences.

If you mean healthwise, it is far worse to be underweight. If you have someone 30lbs overweight, it's hardly an issue--30 lbs underweight is close to death. Additionally, underweight people are usually underweight because of a health issue--a muscle degeneration disorder or something similar--making it more difficult to gain weight than just "eat more." There are certainly health issues from being overweight, but they tend to manifest later in life; being underweight leads to complication.

As for social issues, being overweight is more stigmatized. Up until the line near death, being underweight isn't a disadvantage--for women it's a benefit, and even for men it is a non-issue. On the other hand, even a touch of paunch is despised in women; I have difficulty finding any women weighing more than about 150lbs at all attractive. For men it is not so severe, but as they reach the obese range, they are treated almost as poorly as women.

I personally have a weight on the border of normal and underweight, which I am very fortunate to have. The only problem I ever have with my weight is the inability to buy clothes.

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