Fat Acceptance Is Unacceptable

The obesity epidemic is the dumbest shit to ever occur in humanity and obese people are disgusting (duh).  While there’s not much substance to making fun of the obese, I’m tired of hearing them bitch about fat shit.  “Wahhhh I can’t lose weight.”  “Wahhhh I can’t buy clothes that fit.”  “Wahhhh the McRib is on a limited run.”

What’s the most pitiful statement that defecates from their foodslots?  “You’re so lucky you’re not fat.  You have good genes.”  Hold the fucking mayonnaise, widebody.  Let’s sort this out.  I’m not fat because:

Genes?  Go to an impoverished nation with a food shortage and find the genetic-lottery losers of weight gain in that bunch.  Being fat has little to do with genetics but a lot to do with poor decisions.  Everyone has a bad-idea-filter in their brain.  The bad-idea-filter in the brains of the obese is disconnected from their tongues.  Boom.  That’s the sound of a scientist high-fiving me.

It looks like she's giving birth to herself.

Did you know – some fatbodies want us to shut up and deal with it?  Seriously – the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance actually exists.  From what I can tell, a bunch of foodblisters got together and decided fitness and proper nutrition required too much effort so they started this movement where they could all feel good about being human livestock and bitch about getting charged extra for airline tickets.

From the NAAFA website, I’ll translate what they are bitching about:

Who am I to judge?  I should accept them, right?  Fuck no.  I accept no manifestations of stupidity and weakness.  Kind of like addiction, since some of them refer to their condition as a “food addiction”.  I’m addicted to food, too.  I’m also addicted to water, shelter and oxygen.  Water intoxication, agoraphobia and hyperventilation are fucking retarded but they don’t taste as good as overeating, do they?  Yeah, that last sentence was me wiping my ass with their “addiction theory”.

Meanwhile, the South is still trying to figure out how to "rise again".

I have no issue with overweight people who are making legitimate attempts to unfuck their situations by changing behavior.  They’ve turned their brains back on and deserve encouragement.  The slobs who just want to sit around and bitch while mindlessly pushing assbread down their throats will get no acceptance from me.


For all of existence we’ve had an insatiable desire for food.  Before the agriculture revolution, this hunger caused us to get off our asses and bodyslam saber-tooth tigers to death for food.  Since we still have that hunger that made us badass as a species, and we don’t have to do shit to get food these days, it requires a brain in your skull to regulate desire and put down the fork.  Or, flip that fucking switch and go beastmode in the gym so you can destrominate food like our species was meant to.  It’s simple: use your goddamned brain, or be stupid and fat.

  1. #1 by BUBBA on November 9, 2011 - 9:50 AM


  2. #2 by Ryne Mueller on November 9, 2011 - 9:51 AM

    Checking your site while taking a break from studying in the college library is a terrible, terrible idea. I about fell over laughing from the wolf picture. That’s bumper sticker material right there.

  3. #3 by Fern on November 9, 2011 - 9:52 AM

    these get better and better each time!

  4. #4 by Don't Judge on November 9, 2011 - 9:52 AM

    Epic, I find your take on obesity to be myopic and pitiful. Who are you to judge and say that I am any less fit to be a person than you simply because my metabolism isn’t as fast as yours? Moreover, who are you to cast your judging eyes on those like me? Do you feel better about yourself after having put me down?

    You are doing nothing more than simply increasing the negative feelings between those like me and the bigots like you. I hope that you open your eyes in the future and see that we are people too and deserve respect.

    • #5 by EPIC on November 9, 2011 - 9:56 AM

      I’d respect you while dining on you in a survival situation. You’d probably taste awesome.

      • #6 by Justin Pearl on November 9, 2011 - 10:57 AM

        The best steak is the one with the most marbling. I’ll take a ribeye over a filet ANY day.

      • #7 by Mike Smith on December 8, 2011 - 6:14 AM

        Long time lurker, first time commenter. That. Is. Awesome.

      • #8 by Bob on December 13, 2011 - 11:24 AM

        Best comment. Ever.

      • #9 by KJ on January 7, 2012 - 6:30 PM

        So you’re fat and not doing anything to get yourself in shape. Sounds like you are just bitching instead of trying to make yourself better.

    • #10 by Stonie on November 9, 2011 - 10:24 AM

      Dude, go fuck yourself. Your probably good at it as you haven’t been able to fuck anything other than that fat corpse you call, your hand. I’m glad you have physical skills to type two paragraphs. If you want to continue down the road to an early grave continue to do nothing and sit on your ass typing rebuttals to someones opinion. Instead of bitching about what he is saying take a hard look at yourself and DO something.

      I used to overweight, but now I fuck shit up. I’m sorry but there is no good spin on obesity and trying to justify it only makes you look stupid. Weak mind, weak body, short life (or long shitty life).

    • #11 by Dave on November 9, 2011 - 10:33 AM

      Perhaps if you got off your fat ass and did something about it people would have more respect for you.

      You can blame slow metabolism all you like, but with a little googlefu you can learn how to adjust metabolism speed. I’ll give you a hint: reduce donuts, increase high intensity workouts.

    • #12 by Big Jim on November 9, 2011 - 10:37 AM

      Get a clue. Everyone judges, including you. You just judged his article. Who are you to call his take myopic and pitiful? Boom.

      Calling a spade a spade isn’t bigotry, it’s honesty. Stop eating, and work out hard. Then your metabolism will speed up, and you won’t be fat. Yes, it’s that easy. This isn’t about judging – this is about telling you some truth that your grandfather would have (should have) explained to you when you were little.

    • #13 by Ryan on November 9, 2011 - 10:44 AM

      Nice troll. If you’re a self-loathing fat fuck looking for respect, then you’re not reading this site.

    • #14 by Justin Pearl on November 9, 2011 - 11:36 AM

      For real?

      Should I be accepting of the crackhead who breaks into my car and steals my stereo? “Eh, it’s not his fault, it’s not a bad thing, he just needs the money because he really likes crack.” Meanwhile I’m paying for a new stereo because this guy really likes crack, and I’m paying more for healthcare because you and half of the country really like food.

      Instead of wanting the entire world to accept morbidly obese people, morbidly obese people need to accept that morbid obesity *IS A BAD THING.* Society hasn’t told me that a fit person is visually more attractive than a walking sack of lipids; that’s common sense, evolution, and basic instinct at work. Sure, most runway and magazine cover models are desperately in need of a cheeseburger, but obesity has been unattractive since, oh, forever.

      I was a fat kid for 20+ years. I’m still a fat kid at heart (I LOVE me some food). I would have said that I had a slow metabolism, because I really didn’t eat that much and I was still fat and weak and in terrible shape. I eventually got sick of it, got my ass up, lost 50 pounds and got fit. Not as fit or ripped as a lot of these guys, not YET, but I’m working on it. I’m not super strict about what I eat, but I think about it and I’m reasonably careful. I get up off of my ass and do work, and I (usually) eat the proper foods in properly-sized portions throughout the day. Result: my metabolism is no longer at rock-bottom, and I am no longer a weak fatass.

      That’s it. It’s not rocket science. TV shows/magazines/whatever have these little blurbs about celebrities and their “weight loss secrets.” The question is always: “OH MY GOD, you look great, what’s your SECRET?!!” The answer is always some variation of: “Well, I eat healthy foods, and I exercise.” “HOLY FUCKING SHIT I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT!!!!! NEWS AT 11!!”

      You are responsible for your own body. That’s all it comes down to. It’s not McDonald’s responsibility to make Big Macs less delicious and tempting to you, or Delta’s responsibility to iteratively rebuild the interiors of their aircraft to compensate for your ever-expanding waistline.

      Way too many words to explain something that really shouldn’t need to be explained, but whatever.

    • #15 by BoomChoom on November 9, 2011 - 11:37 AM

      Proper nutrition and exercise speed up metabolism. I learned this through research and finally experience. I was fat…now I am not. I worked hard to change that and made choices that I didn’t like. I like being fit more than I like double Big Mac’s.

      • #16 by Pat on November 9, 2011 - 12:47 PM

        Double Big Macs….is that four patties? where is the “like” button for that?

      • #17 by Dan on November 9, 2011 - 6:12 PM

        Kudos dude. However, I’m a pretty fit dude and I still put away a 1lb burger everyone once in a while…

    • #18 by Stonie on November 9, 2011 - 12:13 PM

      Oh….in order for anyone to give you respect you have to respect yourself first. Do you respect what you were given? The ONE AND ONLY body you have.

    • #19 by Heather on November 9, 2011 - 2:46 PM

      Really? Your metabolism isn’t as fast? Excuses will only get you so far in life. I made excuses all the time then I realized I was digging my own grave. I’m still fat, but I bust my ass doing WODs four times a week and eat Paleo. I still have a long way to go, but I’ll get there cause I’m never going to be a fat ass again.

      Your post is so frustrating because you truly don’t understand what you’re doing to your body. A friend of mine is obese and I’ve tried for four months to get her to try CrossFit, but all I get is excuses. Metabolism, blah, genetically inclined, blah, blah, blah. I know these, because I used them too. Somehow, that double bacon cheeseburger she had for lunch isn’t an excuse though. She believes that clothing stores that don’t cater to, in her words, “the big and beautiful” are bigots. She’s all about “plus-size acceptance,” which is a bunch of bullshit. You want respect? Get your ass off the couch and change your life for the better.

      • #20 by Don't Judge on November 9, 2011 - 3:48 PM

        You just said that you were still fat so you are currently a fat ass that works out 4x a week and restricts what she eats. That is silly. Why don’t you eat what tastes good?

        Do you people only have sex in the missionary position or do you experiment? If you try new positions with sex then why don’t you try new foods in life?

        You are all in this silly herd mentality of I need to deprive myself of life to be elite. That is just silly.

        • #21 by Twisted1 on November 9, 2011 - 4:15 PM

          “Why don’t we eat what tastes good?” Hello, have you ever tried eatting fresh fruits and veggies?? That’s what tastes good, not your McRib, that tastes like shit, but I think what happens as you get fat you eat with your stomach and forget to taste your food, b/c if you did, you might not be so fat.

          “Do you people only have sex in missionary position or do you experiment?” At least we are having sex, I am assuming your experiments are with dolls and toys and yourself, I mean can you even find your penis/vagina?

          And as for depriving ourselves, I think you are mistaken and stupid, we have awesome lives and enjoy every part of living, I’m sorry to say that your fat ass will not be around long enough to truly enjoy all life has to offer b/c fat people don’t live as long as healthy people, so chew on that while you hate on those with a healthy lifestyle.

        • #22 by THE_DUDE on November 9, 2011 - 4:19 PM

          Based on your reply to Heather, there’s obviously no hope for you.

          As for the sex positions, yes…I try many, often. I’m sure you probably can’t since you’re a fat ass, other than introducing different foods that you devour off of your fat lard bodies while you hump like beached whales.

          I suggest you stop reading these posts, as they will only continue to make you feel bad about yourself. Despite what you may type on the computer, you are no doubt dining in an endless buffet of self-loathing and denial (see what I did there – I compared something that you do, and that I don’t do, to food)

      • #23 by Chett Youbecha on November 9, 2011 - 8:46 PM

        >Doing Crossfit

        Say hello to your knee, lower back and shoulder injuries

        • #24 by Dan Daugherty on November 10, 2011 - 11:32 AM

          Because you used crappy form or didn’t leave your ego at the door and scale properly

          • #25 by Johnny B. on November 11, 2011 - 8:03 AM

            Dan, speaking of form, bro, you might want to work on your back squat. Just sayin.

    • #26 by Sammi on November 9, 2011 - 8:37 PM

      I’m pretty sure he’s just sayinng he’s tired of fat asses complaining about being fat and not giving a shit about at least TRYING to change their weight. I’m fucking fed up with it. They should really grow the fuck up, quit complaining, and DO something about it!!!!

    • #27 by Matt on November 10, 2011 - 11:01 AM

      Don’t Judge, I hear you. I USED to weigh 360ish lbs but I thoroughly agree with EPIC. Blame slow metabolism if you want but in reality you just need to stop making shitty, dumbass decisions with your food and get your body moving.

      Since I decided to turn my brain on and not be a retard about health and nutrition I’ve lost 150+ pounds, guess it wasn’t genetics or metabolism now was it. Crazy what happens when you decide to not be stupid with your food.

      Quit crying about people being dicks, go outside, move, and don’t eat like shit. Good luck on your journey, it’s a bitch but it’s worth it.

    • #28 by Biz Stamm on December 8, 2011 - 1:31 PM

      Epic, I agree that this was a harsh article, but I can’t say I disagree with the message. I have struggled with my weight quite a bit in my lif time, and also thought I was prone to a slow metabolism, that is was because of my genetics. The truth of the matter is that it wasn’t so much that my propensity to gain weight was the product of my my parents’ genetic legacy, but instead the product of poor eating habits and over indulgence they had taught me as a child. I still love to eat. I probably always will, but I have taken up long distance running (just signed up for my first marathon!) to create the calorie deficit I need to enjoy the bigger portion sizes I crave. I have a 10 mile run that literally ends at the donut shop. Have you ever eaten a guilt-free donut? I have! And it tastes even sweeter.

      • #29 by Biz Stamm on December 8, 2011 - 1:33 PM

        Whoops. Thats was suppose to be to “Don’t Judge.” Love your blog epic.

    • #30 by greg on December 11, 2011 - 12:32 PM

      it’s nothing to with metabolism. it’s to do with laziness, choosing the wrong food and a total lack of understanding of how your body works. do you know what insulin is?
      Did the guy on the below link or any of the success stories on that website come up with ‘my metabolism isnt as fast’ bullshiit? No they didnt, they researched and learned and ate the right foods. Stop depending on some Dr to give you the answers because they wont, research it yourself. Do some exercise and eat right, it feels good!!!! you’ll also live healthier for longer. i have type 1 diabetes i developed as kid and beileive me you don’t want diabetes.

      Look at this and be inspired to drop some pounds: marksdailyapple.c om/my-primal-transformation-discovering-the-art-of-fit/

    • #31 by hotttcookie! on December 13, 2011 - 2:39 PM

      blah blah blah….I was obese once too. lost 100 lbs…I agree with all of the above post and if you should so ever push your self to be better, you would too. It’s not about image, its about health, and no matter who you ask, carrying around an extra 100 pounds is just plain unhealthy, and even more so, it’s idiodic because your doing it to yourself (speaking from experience) And guess what, my metabolism sux bad enough to where I don’t even eat half as much as my more fortunate lean trim and muscular husband who never works out, which is why I take my formerly fat ass to the gym every morning from 4:45 am to 7am which still gives me enough time to go home, shower my now hot ass, and make my self a healthy breakfast and lunch and go to work for the day, and then when I get home, I cook my “so lucky for having such a newly HOT wife” husband a delicious healthy dinner and clean, and catch up on hobbies, and socialize, and somehow manage to stay active and not fat through the whole thing….WAH WAH WAH….Pitiful is that ALLLLLLL FAT PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THEMSELVES AND DONT BECAUSE THEY LACK THE MOTIVATION AND ARE AFRAID OF PUTTING IN THE WORK….And thats what makes you suck at life. LIFE IS WORK – get what you put in bitches

  5. #32 by Walter Ezell on November 9, 2011 - 9:54 AM


    My favorite people in the gym at the big guys/girls. They see immediate gains, are fucking ecstatic about it, and work their asses off literally.

    • #33 by EPIC on November 9, 2011 - 9:58 AM

      Agreed. Let’s be clear – I have no issue with bigguns who bust their asses in the gym.

      • #34 by lisa on November 10, 2011 - 3:23 PM

        That’s alright Epic you can totally make fun of my still fat ass killing itself in the gym…I do… I will still read your blog..I mean, divinely inspired words of wisdom.. because it’s a good kick in the ass and reminder that while fat may still be the state of my body for the next 50 or so pounds…I will never again allow it to be my state of mind…so thanks man for helping this fattie one insult at a time!! 🙂 lol

  6. #35 by BK on November 9, 2011 - 10:17 AM

    i knew this post would get some backlashing; i chuckled thru it, and totally agree with EZ; seeing someone make the decision to do something about their problem, go to the gym and make tremendous progress is awesome to see. a bit harsh but hey, you are entitled to your opinion.

  7. #36 by MULVA on November 9, 2011 - 10:51 AM

    I used to be one of those fat fucktards. I found crossfit and shed 20+ lbs in the first 60 days! Now newbies come up to me and tell me how I destroyed a WOD and ask how long I’ve been doing CF and I love telling them how I used to be a useless remote caddy taking up space on my couch. Last week a TSA agent pulled me aside and gave me hell trying to get through security at the airport because he didn’t believe the blubber butt on my drivers license was actually me. As a former fatty I take no offense to your opinions. “Don’t Judge” – Get a life before you lose yours!

    • #37 by BoomChoom on November 9, 2011 - 11:44 AM

      Sweet…my experience was the same. I looked at myself naked in the mirror one day and thought…’why the hell would my wife ever want to fuck a fat piece of shit like me’?. I was turning 40 in a few weeks and decided I wasn’t going to be “that guy” in my 40s. So I started crossfit and paleo 6months ago. Dropped 20lbs in the first 60 days and 30lbs total.

    • #38 by Don't Judge on November 9, 2011 - 3:44 PM

      I do have a life and I am happy with my body. What I don’t understand is why my body is so offensive to all of you folks. It seems like if I’m not anorexic then I am not right. What you cult members fail to realize is that while you are doing your workouts, I am having fun and living my life. Good job wasting away your youth in the gym while the rest of us experience life!

      • #39 by Twisted1 on November 9, 2011 - 4:21 PM

        Your body is offensive b/c there is too much for my eyes and brian to process. You are causing my medical benefits to be through the roof and you’re always whining about how us skinny people are so lucky b/c we don’t know what it’s like to be fat and have people make fun of us. Grow up, you are happy being fat, and you’re happy with your body, than deal with what comes from that. And if you don’t like this blog stay off the site, no one asked you to read this, I’m so tired of fat asses complaining about being made fun of and being judged, it’s your fault and no one else is to blame, so if your happy being fat, than own it and go on living your life that will not be as long as a healthy persons!

        • #40 by Don't Judge on November 9, 2011 - 5:29 PM

          So you are telling me that it is my fault that you make the decisions that you make? That doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. How is it my fault that you make fun of me? Are you saying that you are unable to make your own decisions so you look to me as your guiding light? That is too bad for you. Although, at least I would’ve used better grammar and spelling.

          Grow up and stop being such a bigot.

          • #41 by primaltim on November 10, 2011 - 9:40 AM

            Don’t Judge…you are totally clueless!!!!

            This has nothing to do with bigotry…It is one man’s opinion and as someone who got tired of how he looked (me) and tired of being diabetic, and tired of being fat, I finally took my life back!! Started Primal/Paleo lifestyle on 4/28/11 and have dropped 50lbs in just over 6 months. Doing CrossFit 2-3 days a week, and am in the best health I’ve been in EVER!!

            Everyone has a CHOICE in life!! You CHOOSE to be FAT, As a former FAT guy, I CHOSE shit food for more than 40 years, I woke the fuck up and CHOSE to change my life!! AS A FAT GUY I look at people like you with disgust especially now knowing that YOU CAN CHANGE yourself but you are too stupid and lazy to WANT TO! This has nothing to do with metabolism!! EVERYONE CAN REVERSE what they think they know!! YOU CAN CLICK ON MY NAME and it will direct you to my blog!!! The first post you will see is a basic plan to the Primal/Paleo lifestyle!! EVERYONE SHOULD EAT THIS WAY!!

            CHOOSE to make a change in your life!! You want to be accepted as you are, and unfortunately for you, YOU NEVER WILL BE!! If you don’t like these posts, why are you on this board?

            I respect everyone who decides to make a change in their life to better themselves. It may take longer than others to hit that bottom and figure it out, and CLEARLY YOU HAVEN’T got to that point, I hope you do but in the mean time QUIT YOUR FUCKING COMPLAINING ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY…GET OFF YOUR ASS AND USE THAT ENERGY TO SOMETHING THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!

            I cured my diabetes living this way so I don’t have to visit the doctor and get my medicines anymore!!! YOU ARE THE CAUSE OF THIS FUCKED UP HEALTH CARE SYSTEM!! OVERBURDENING THE SYSTEM WITH YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS OR FUTURE HEALTH PROBLEMS!! And you will have them!!!!

            Fix your life with REAL FOOD not SHIT FOOD!!!

            • #42 by irishboy17 on December 13, 2011 - 1:20 AM

              I’m 16. I had been fat all my life and was sick of being bullied for it. Id never had a girlfriend or even been flirted with. One day me and my dad (also a fatty at the time) decided to try that paleo lifestyle, along with our state of mind (a massive reason of why somepeople cant lose weight). And guess what. It fucking worked. I’m basically skinny as I want to be, and although I’m not hugely fit,I feel better than ever,,am never depressed (used to be constantly) and ive gained so much confidence. Im so glad i lost everything at a young age,couldnt imagine what it would be like to get bigger and bigger until, like many people,they lose hope.

      • #43 by Biz Stamm on December 8, 2011 - 1:51 PM

        Being fit allows me “live my life” and “have fun” to the fullest extent. Finding time for self improvement sounds very different than “wasting your life away.” It’s not about being anorexic, or even thin for that matter. It’s about being strong and healthy.

        Another point I’d like to make is that you don’t have to go to the gym to work out. Grab a pair of running (or walking) shoes and hit the trails (unless you think enjoying nature is also a waste)!

      • #44 by greg on December 11, 2011 - 1:09 PM

        wow, you show your total ignorance. there’s no need to work out more than 3 times week for no more than 90 mins total. your body composition is 80% diet 20% exercise. Nobody has to spend hours a week in the gym to be healthy, if they do they are usually bodybuilders which isn’t anything to do with being healthy.

        you’ve pulled out so many bad excuses. no, anorexic is not good, no one thinks it is, what a lame retort.

        although you like your body i bet it doesn’t like you. you sound like you’re in total denial and the excuses you are using are for one, wrong , and two you are using them to tell yourself you’re okay with being fat when you’re not.

        when you’re 60 with diabetes, heart problems, and problems with your hip joints, us people who spend that 90 mins working out each week will be healthy, enjoying life, like we’ve always been, in our crazy do some exercise and don’t eat processed food cult (the cult that’s kind of existed since man could walk but fell down in the last century and fat people are the proof). but hey you’ll be able to remember what fun you had in your youth when you’re old before your time.

        i’ll say it again. learn, because your comments really showed your ignorance. start here. ww w.marksdailyapple.com

        it amazes me how many fat people want to dress nice, have nice car and a nice house but don’t care about the most important thing they own, their bodies.

  8. #45 by Drywall on November 9, 2011 - 11:04 AM

    I think my fat-acceptance-hate reach an all time peak in the 2009 Academy Awards when all the presenters kept fawning over how “beautiful” Gabourey Sidibe looked.

  9. #46 by Paul on November 9, 2011 - 11:07 AM

    “Haters gonna hate, couch potatoes gonna potate!” — Thanks “Trick” for these words of wisdom.

    • #47 by Walter Ezell on November 9, 2011 - 1:31 PM

      lmfao. new status update

  10. #48 by Tony No Bread on November 9, 2011 - 11:13 AM

    Everyone can’t be in shape. Without Fat people what would chubby chasers do? I always said this world needs ditch diggers and chubby chasers.

  11. #49 by CORY on November 9, 2011 - 11:32 AM

    If you wish to speak on genetics and be taken seriously (which judging by the tone of your article this may not be the case) you should do your homework. If your goal is to spew ignorant, misinformed bigotry; job well done.

    • #50 by Valeri on November 9, 2011 - 12:00 PM

      Genetically speaking, all humans are 99.9% the same. Wow! What a break through. The expression of that tenth of a percent in purely environmental. You control your environment. What is being put into your body and what you’re using that body for is your decision. Make wise decisions and reap the rewards. Being obese isn’t a “genetic predisposition,” it’s a conscious decision. Do yourself, taxpayers, and health professionals a huge favor, try eating raw fruits and veggies instead of cake and burgers.

      • #51 by CORY on November 9, 2011 - 2:43 PM

        At this point a discussion on Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism would likely fall on deaf ears.

      • #52 by dTRON on November 9, 2011 - 4:22 PM

        Go to the gym, look at your WODmates, and you will disprove your own argument. To explain, I come from a family of heavy powerlifters. My brother, dad, and uncle put on weight like its their job. My dad hasn’t worked out in ages but can still throw up 300+ on bench and swells like a fucking balloon after a 30 minutes workout. My best friend is the complete opposite. He weighs 140 pounds, can’t put on mass but is a god at cardio.
        Humans are very different it’s asinine to say we’re 99.9% similar

    • #53 by Justin Pearl on November 9, 2011 - 12:58 PM

      To be fair, genetics does play a role in determining weight and body composition. However, I think the number of people who can *honestly* say, with certainty, “my genetics prohibit me from maintaining a healthy weight” is extremely small. I.e. severe thyroid disorders.

      I’m sure much of the U.S. population that’s overweight (currently ~64%) would give some excuse like the above. Unless 64% of the U.S. has clinical hypothyroid disorder (read: impossible), that’s a load of crap and you just need to get up, go work out and stop making poor food choices.

      • #54 by dTRON on November 9, 2011 - 4:25 PM

        Also remember that the 64% value will be skewed. I believe the current surveys are based on BMI which for fit, strong people means nothing. Trent Richardson is 5’10 220lbs making his BMI be in the obese range.

        • #55 by thatboyatx on November 9, 2011 - 4:58 PM

          You Lose Points for Referencing Trent Richardson…

        • #56 by Chett Youbecha on November 9, 2011 - 8:52 PM

          4% of men shown as obese by BMI are not actually obese. The same is true for 0.00004% of women. Those numbers don’t make much of a difference on a population scale

        • #57 by Dr. Barry Hungwell on November 10, 2011 - 6:12 PM

          Bamma sucks

      • #58 by Chett Youbecha on November 9, 2011 - 8:51 PM

        Even those with a Thyroid disorder don’t really have an excuse, given the easiness of getting T3/4 prescribed.

        Go have a look at a recent picture of Jim Wendler (since he retired from powerlifting). He had a complete thyroidectomy a couple of years ago…

  12. #59 by Jared on November 9, 2011 - 11:38 AM

    I love reading your posts. I think it is the onlyt thing that I read that actaully makes me laugh out loud. I think what makes it so funny is that you say all of the things that I think!!!

  13. #60 by Johnny Utah on November 9, 2011 - 11:48 AM

    Solid Post….

    Lift heavy, run fast, jump high, eat big.

    It’s not really that complicated, although some would like to make it that way.

  14. #61 by Sarah A on November 9, 2011 - 12:00 PM

    Where is a fucking *love* button when I need one?! Soooo tired of being called “skinny little bitch” by a bunch of jealous cows….. I have heard that “you’re so lucky” line one too many times. Your blog very nearly made me do a celebratory handstand in my cubicle.

    Side note – I have no ill will towards fat people so long as they understand that its their own drama, and so long as they don’t act like I am just a product of good genes.

    • #62 by Cheksea on November 9, 2011 - 1:36 PM

      Damn right! Here’s to being a product a hard goddamn WORK!

      • #63 by Sarah A on November 9, 2011 - 2:38 PM


  15. #64 by WODCAST (@WODcast) on November 9, 2011 - 12:31 PM

    Awesome points. And yes, obese people only see the product and are totally ignoring the process. Do you not think that 10-12 hours a week at a gym and constantly eating right is the process?

  16. #65 by G Hulk on November 9, 2011 - 12:39 PM

    I am sure this is how the holocaust began – We already have fat camps :o. Nice prejudice proganda material here.

    It is, in my opinion, self-abuse to let oneself get huge like that, so lets help them and not hate them.

    We could start by taxing the hell out of biscuits, chips, take-aways, they’re meant to be luxuries. We then redistribute the tax to subsidise fruit, vegables, health education… it will in turn secure the role of the agriculture industry in the UK.

    • #66 by Xfit Dad on November 9, 2011 - 12:50 PM

      BRILLIANT! said in my best Guiness commercial accent…

      • #67 by primaltim on November 10, 2011 - 9:47 AM


        As comedian Ron White says…YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID!!!

        It’s not a matter of HATE. It’s a matter of hating that people KNOW there is a CHOICE and they CHOOSE to be like this!! and when evidence is presented in thoughtful helpful ways, and they still CHOOSE TO SHOVE A MCRIB in their face, then THEY DESERVE TO GET WHAT THEY GET!!

        Every time I put crap food in my pie hole I KNEW IT WAS NOT GOOD!! Food is an ADDICTION!!! YOU CAN CHANGE THIS!! You have to WANT TO!! If you don’t, you are STUPID!!

    • #68 by THE_DUDE on November 9, 2011 - 2:11 PM

      Screw that, why should I get taxed on these so-called “luxuries” because others abuse it? That’s worse than un-informed gun haters trying to take my guns away…it won’t solve the problem. It only affects the honest man, or in this case, the health conscience individual.

  17. #69 by Xfit Dad on November 9, 2011 - 12:48 PM

    Love it! I have 5 kids and beautiful family. My wife has diabetes. All of us are in good shape and workout. Why? Because we don’t sit in front on our asses all day long and stuff our pie holes while lamenting the success of biggest loser contestants. So when we go to Chipotle to enjoy our 1400 calorie burrito, we’ve at least ‘earned’ it from sports, outside time, Crossfit, and Martial Arts.

    And yes, I do talk about obesity to my kids and point out lard-asses standing in line at the same Chipotle when I see them. Logic wins out when I explain to my active kiddos when they are Daddy’s age they will be paying to keep all the fat fucktards alive with government healthcare.

    I almost called Child Protective Services the other day when I saw a very obese, probably 10 year old porker, being fed cheeseburgers, fries, large Coke and ice cream by her loving (but fucking stupid) mother. This is abuse plain and simple.

    Great post, EPIC! Keep ’em coming.

    • #70 by Justin Pearl on November 9, 2011 - 1:02 PM

      Dude, Chipotle is awesome, it’s our #1 pick for healthy-ish food when we’re eating out. Steak bowl, double fajita veg, no rice, no beans, extra salsa, lettuce, a little cheese and sour cream. Delicious and it’s all meat/veg, with a little bit of dairy in there.

  18. #71 by ThisGuy on November 9, 2011 - 1:25 PM

    The original post is funny. The comments are sad. Epic was stating an opinion that most people with logic in their brains have but aren’t willing to say. Some of you thought this was funny and felt like telling him that, no problem there.

    The rest that felt the need to jump all over it like it was some sort of meaningful agenda are just as bad as the fatties made fun of in this post. “Hey I work out and am not fat, please accept me!” People that hang around the comments section of a fitness oriented website fall into the boredom pecking order somewhere between moth enthusiasts and regular viewers of C-Span.

    To the guy that wants kudos because you used to be fat but aren’t anymore, congratulations on being the way you always should have been. Nobody is going to love you for fulfilling a normal function for self preservation. The fact that you think that will get you some sort of validation means you missed the entire brutally honest message of this post.

    Crossfit is a great way to work out, and obviously its safe to say it is the preferred method of everyone who follows this site. But if you feel the need to belong to a workout club in order to feel cool have like minded people agree with you, you’re probably an annoyingly insecure person. You’d probably laugh at people that belong to a jazzercise website, wouldn’t you? Besides the differing choice of work out method, how’s that different?

    I know making fun of commenters in a comment is fraught with hypocrisy, but I just couldn’t resist pointing out to you are as much like cattle as the people being made fun of in this post. Just leaner.

    • #72 by thatboyatx on November 9, 2011 - 5:03 PM

      You’re just a dick!

  19. #73 by Bider on November 9, 2011 - 1:46 PM

    Lololol I can’t stand fat people that complain.. Nobody made you eat that twinky or 2 boxes of general tso’s chicken..

  20. #74 by Dan-O on November 9, 2011 - 1:55 PM

    Society already accepts fatties. Yesterday on the DC metro I saw a female border patrol agent who was 5’2″ and all of 2 bills. She was so fat her sidearm was completely concealed by her saddlebags. She wore the rank of major. So obviously Border Patrol has already accepted the fact that people are grossly obese. Hell, even some officers in the army are testing the limits of thier uniforms. It’s a leadership thing. If we allow fat people to lead we will be more accepting of fat people in all ranks of society.

  21. #75 by Kel on November 9, 2011 - 2:35 PM

    I bent down behind a wheezing fatty to grab a tin of sweetcorn in Tesco yesterday. She smelt of arse cheese. This is one of many reasons why I’ll never be fat.

  22. #76 by PaleHorse on November 9, 2011 - 2:53 PM

    I like this post – I also hate elbow dimples and lunch lady arms… While Epic does place a solid mocking on some fatties I think he does not hit home on the facts of just how unhealthy it is to be overweight and the strain that it places on our society as whole.

    Obesity leads to many health issues for the people stricken with what I agree is a food addiction (I am addicted to crossfit and healthier obsessions, however, I am stricken with an addiction nonetheless) These negative health effects are not small beans though – as they are normally chronic conditions such as diabetes & heart disease. These conditions are not cheap for care, with the present heatlh care system in this country formatted in a socialist and full of moral hazard the end result that not only does the fatty become afflicted with the costs associate with their addiction and negative health effects but the entire tax paying, insurance paying and otherwise responsible publis is stuck with the bill in some way or another. Not to mention they are eating all the fucking food on earth.

    You may say “hey, they are eating shitty food and i dont eat that stuff” well you are right, however, think deeper than that. Lets say this fatty eats at McDonalds and gets a quartie pounder with some fries. Within this meal contains a cow that was fed grain (that could have been used for ethanol or some other more efficeint and community beneficial use) not to mention the water used to supply the corn feeding the cow or the water used to hydrate the cow much less wash him off before he is slaughtered. Think of the water used to grow the potatoes etc… the list goes on and on. The end conclusion is that if this fatty eats less than less resources go to waste both natural resources and monetary resources.

    One issue that Epic did not mention is that the malnourished are just as much a risk from a moral hazard and societel waste perspective. India – considered a very malnourished undernourished country for many years is experiencing a momentous rise in type II diabetes becuase of the rapid rise in western style diet in thier population due to an increase in wealth within that country. Turns out that when evolution and adaptation create a genetic preference for adipose storage and insulin over-sensivity – the results from consumption of fatty carbo stuffed western style foods induce bad results. That hits on both points ie. the risks of being malnourished and what happens when you experience middle Umerica diets to a full extent in a 3rd world country.

    When it comes down to it take care of yourself and continue to make fun of fatties becuase I dont like paying for your fattness. NOT FAIR DICK

  23. #77 by DaleDoeback on November 9, 2011 - 3:04 PM

    I was a college athlete who got fat after I quit. I got lazy, bored, and started making excuses. “I’m 5’9, my weight just doesn’t have anywhere to go”, “I’m just built a little stocky”, “I have shitty metabolism”, etc.

    I started doing Crossfit in January because I was sick of being a fat shit who only had glory days and love handles to look back on. I was tired of having a girlfriend who was way hotter than I was. I got pissed off and got in the gym. I went from 220 to 190 in three months, I’ve gotten down to a livable 185 since then and stayed there. I guess my point is this, to all the fatties who are getting upset and feeling shitty about yourself:

    GET UP. Get off your fat asses and move around. It doesn’t have to be Crossfit. It doesn’t have to be Paleo, but you are doing nothing for yourselves if you sit around feeling sorry for yourself. I did it for 6 years. I’m getting back to where I was but I’ve got infinitely more confidence in everything I do. I’m happy with myself, I’m happy with the work I’m doing, I’m happy to not be fat.

  24. #78 by Leigh on November 9, 2011 - 4:01 PM

    There’s room for everyone on the nice list………….as you are one contentious mf!!! Hence the comments bro – or do you think you are telling people something new?

  25. #79 by volgawvCarol on November 9, 2011 - 4:10 PM

    I think PaleHorse’s comment hit the nail on the head. Obesity is a national epidemic and cost to our already overburdened health care industry. Chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes have far reaching consequences. The diabetic who loses a limb now needs a prosthesis, then a stint in a rehab facility followed by home physical therapy. Then God forbid he develops a wound on his stump that gets infected….this goes on and on which cost our health care system billions of dollars. I don’t having anything witty to say other then I have taken care of 500 pound patients who are bed ridden and can’t even take care of their basic needs. We need to be good role models for our overweight friends. Once again, Epic has put a funny informative spin on a very sad and deadly epidemic!.

  26. #80 by Leigh on November 9, 2011 - 4:20 PM

    Oh, and whilst you’re at it
    – let’s ignore all those alcoholics who are admitted for liver damage/pancreatitis etc
    – ignore the smokers with chest problems
    – ignore the non compliant diabetics with circulation issues
    – pour scorn on the women who ask for abortions (hey , they have free will too I guess?!)
    – refuse to admit anyone who partakes in extreme sports when they have injuries – if you choose to bridge jump mate then why should we fix your broken ankles/knees/hips??

    This is indeed how things like the holocaust started – it sounds extreme but your views regarding fat people are extreme – and small minded – and OTT

    but hey, people like me are responding – result!!!

    • #81 by Johnny Utah on November 9, 2011 - 4:43 PM

      Their all next ^^^^^

      These people are a massive drain on our health care system/economy They willfully engage in habits that make them unhealthy and sick….and they WILL BE MOCKED WITHOUT REMORSE.

      I don’t want to pay for your triple bypass or your type 2 Di-ah-bee-dus……fatty.

    • #82 by Zach on November 9, 2011 - 4:49 PM

      When I read the whiny fatty troll responses “I have a glandular problem”,
      “my metabolism is slow”, “sorry I like food”, I read them in Louie Anderson’s voice. Makes their laughable responses that much funnier. Once again Epic, great blog. Oh and I too used to be a big fat fatty. It’s amazing what diet and exercise will accomplish. Now I’m bad ass.

  27. #83 by vicious89x on November 9, 2011 - 4:55 PM

    Lol fat people.

  28. #84 by Leigh on November 9, 2011 - 4:56 PM

    Zach/Johnny Utah – trolls? Nah – just true ‘Umerican’ rednecks giving us their partisan opinions – twats

    • #85 by Johnny Utah on November 9, 2011 - 5:39 PM

      Not a redneck actually…..quite “not white” actually…..if that is PC enough for you.

      And it’s not a partisan opinion lovely Leigh….it’s the opinion of people who bust their ass in the gym, eat clean, and try and BETTER themselves.

      Why should I have to pay for the preventable, fat gorging practices of the Fat Power enabling movement??

      And if you must call somebody a twat, yell it at the guy in front of you at Mcdonald’s who took too long and they switched to the lunch menu before you could order breakfast.

      • #86 by Zach on November 9, 2011 - 6:05 PM

        It’s like I could hear the cake batter being spit out of your mouth when you said twats.

        • #87 by Walter Ezell on November 9, 2011 - 6:26 PM

          THAT was funny.

  29. #88 by Carl on November 9, 2011 - 6:01 PM

    Holy cow! this has got to be the best post on our society’s acceptance for the lack of personal accountability I’ve ever seen.

  30. #89 by Dave on November 9, 2011 - 6:27 PM

    “Your momma so metabolically deranged she gets out both sides of the bed”

  31. #90 by Matty on November 9, 2011 - 6:33 PM

    lol an epic battle of the scotomas. All those fat people hiding behind their excuses, wise up! Never mind the burden on the health care system, open your eyes to how much discomfort, inconvenience, cost and regret you are setting yourself up for later in life by neglecting your health now.

    But to all those “cultists” (lol) raving about how great you feel and how you don’t mind denying yourselves, bullshit! Anyone on a paleo diet knows that it’s sometimes (often?) a bummer to say no to the unnecessary dessert, or make up a chicken salad instead of ordering a super supreme pizza. Similarly, there are plenty of times it’s just plain hard to get your arse to the gym to get buttfucked by today’s WOD. You’re always glad you did afterwards, but it’s not always easy to get yourself to the front door.

    Correct choices are an exercise of will, and like some motivational speakers say, willpower can be trained and improved. What mediates this is rational thinking. So it’s simple: recognise what constitutes rational choices, then make those choices, again and again.

    • #91 by thatboyatx on November 10, 2011 - 10:55 AM

      Well Said. I like to tell people I am 90% Paleo. I do my best most days and meals, but like Epic Said in a previous post…

      “When I feel like it, I go to a restaurant and eat whatever I want. At regular people’s houses I eat regular people’s food and don’t put my pious food beliefs on them (that shit makes you look like an asshole)”

  32. #92 by Jim Baccaro on November 9, 2011 - 6:56 PM

    Here’s a suggestion for anyone with a “SLOW” metabolism; Eat less grains and dairy, knock your weekly TV time down to well under 40 hours and fill your pie hole with fresh, whole foods while getting a good 4 hours of exercise in per week! Let me know how your metabolism response to that.

  33. #93 by sean on November 9, 2011 - 6:58 PM

    The ‘bad genetics’ argument hits a very personal nerve for me. Everyone, and I do mean everyone in my direct family is overweight. Ranging from 5’4″ and 250 to 5’10” 350. None have played a sport or any organized exercise since they were 12. All eat a typical western diet with typical office jobs. All, including my 25 yo brother, are pre-diabetic or already type II.

    I am 5’6″ 150lbs.

    I eat and train so I remain an example to my family of what they can be. Maybe genetics play a role in a person’s weight but to blame it solely for your obesity is sad. There are many things that cannot be controlled due to our genes don’t make excuses for something that can.

    To be overweight in this county is a choice, own your decisions and accept the consequences.

  34. #94 by mango on November 9, 2011 - 8:38 PM

    Wow. This is such a sad blog and an even sadder blog post.

    Get a life and stop blaming people who are different than you for all your SHORTcomings.


  35. #95 by Chill on November 9, 2011 - 8:42 PM

    Why does it bother you so much if other people are fat? Most fat people I know don’t whine about it all the time, they either love their bodies as they are or start working out and whatnot. You seem so angry in your article and I’m not sure why you care so much how other people look. This is like being angry because of what happened on a tv show, it’s totally unrelated to your life XD Just let it go, dude 🙂 If you really think fat people are stupid and lame, why are you putting so much energy into talking about them?

    • #96 by hotttcookie! on December 13, 2011 - 3:31 PM

      doesn’t it bother you that your health insurance premium costs more because they have to cover all the extra expense sustained due to all the overwieght unhealthy people they have to insure along side you? Bothers the hell out of me knowing I am healthy and take preventative measures, but fat assess who DONT are causing me to pay more money for insurance. And thats just one reason…

  36. #97 by Sammi on November 9, 2011 - 8:47 PM

    So I gotta say this article is fucking amazing and made my day. I’m 15, skinny as fuck, and its not because I starve myself. I eat like a fucking pig, but I know how to watch my weight. Sorry for all the “fucking”s but I fucking love this article. Fat/obese people should really do something about their weight instead of sit on their fat asses and complain about it. Metabolism has nothing to do with it! Its all food choice and exercise! COMMON SENSE. Do you see any fat smart people out there?? Nope. Society these days completely destroyed natural selection, and made it way to easy and simple to live, so now we have to live with a ton of dumbfucks and fat people. And I’m talking about all the people who CAN help it, not the people that have a disability or a medical condition.

    • #98 by Johnny B. on November 11, 2011 - 8:10 AM

      Young Sammi, are you serious about people being both smart and fat at the same time? Take a look at the professionals of America. Lots of overweight people that tend to be some of the smartest folks out there. Why? Because they aren’t concerned as much about what they look like since they are too busy making the world run.

      Nice try, young man, but looks like you better hit the books before you are one of those so called “dumbfucks” you mentioned.

    • #99 by 15-year-olds are silly on November 11, 2011 - 9:36 AM

      Sammi, I’m sorry, but you’re 15—you don’t know anything. (Thank god there was no internet when I was 15 because I was just as much of a dumbfuck as Sammi back then.)

  37. #100 by Lexa on November 9, 2011 - 9:33 PM

    I love this. Fat people are being defended too much nowadays. THANK YOU for finally standing up to the fat asses.

  38. #101 by Javi on November 9, 2011 - 10:08 PM

    1) Fat people are fucking gross and repulsive to look at. There’s absolutely nothing tight about you. I work out for the obvious reason (being healthy), and the one reason that most people don’t have the balls to say: because I want to look good naked while I’m fucking my hot ass wife. Boom, take that, you fat fucks. You’ve made society fall into a deplorable condition; a society that many people before you have struggled to cultivate in order to make this country into the greatest fucking country ever. Now, because people like you are too busy stuffing lard bombs into your waistline and fucking cankles, our beloved country has shifted its focus to figuring out how to save your inevitable – and well-deserved – death instead of focusing on how to help our boys fighting the good fight. Call me crazy, but our brothers deserve better … I speak from experience. I’ll gladly sacrifice all you fat fucks to bring back just ONE of my beloved friends that I’ve lost over the years. So, go fuck yourself … I wish I could witness your deaths, because they’d be comical and I’m sure you’ll ask God why you’re suffering …. And he’ll just turn around, pimp smack the shit out of you, and send you straight to hell where you’ll encounter your worst enemy: a treadmill.

    2) Epic, you still haven’t answered me … I want to be your friend 😦

    • #102 by Don't Judge on November 11, 2011 - 8:16 AM

      Impressive that you can rant and rave about how some people deserve to die while other should live. Cool. Should I just refer to you as God from now on? Perhaps you prefer “The Creator”? Your ignorance is impressive and I don’t believe you have a hot ass wife, but if you do she can’t be too bright if she is with a gem of society like you.

      I think it is pretty clear why Epic has yet to answer your friend request…could it be that you are a whack job? Maybe the fact that you just preached about massacre of fat people?

      And finally, if fat people are so gross to look at, then why do you keep doing it?

  39. #103 by Bella on November 9, 2011 - 10:13 PM

    this is probably the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever read. Ever.

    • #104 by Sammi on November 9, 2011 - 10:58 PM

      So we are supposed to show people that sit on their asses and eat all day and do nothing about it respect? When we actually care about our health?

      • #105 by Bella on November 9, 2011 - 11:14 PM

        We’re supposed to show everyone respect. No matter what the situation is.

        • #106 by Stonie on November 9, 2011 - 11:35 PM

          Sometimes honesty is the most respectful thing.

        • #107 by Buritanysupeerz on November 10, 2011 - 6:53 AM

          Respect should be earned not just blindly given, thats part of whats wrong with todays society to many fucking hand outs

        • #108 by Big Jim on December 6, 2011 - 1:35 PM

          That’s a really stupid thing to say. Respect is earned – it’s not some inherent, inalienable right. The manifestation of retarded decisions should not be respected. Idiocy is idiocy, and should be treated as such.

          Your attitude represents so much of the stupidity that we see in society today.

  40. #109 by Ben Stanton on November 10, 2011 - 4:59 AM

    best article ever.

  41. #110 by MichaelEdits on November 10, 2011 - 8:38 AM

    This post is making me hungry.

  42. #111 by cfmcroft on November 10, 2011 - 8:38 AM

    I agree with this article but not with some of the aggression in the replies to it.

    People who are obese do put a lot of strain on society; for starters think of all the healthcare costs which are involved with diabetics or people who have heart problems because they have stuffed too much rubbish into their bodies in their lifetime. Now I’m not a saint with my eating by any standards. I love pizza and coke and all the other wonderfully fatty and sugary things as much as the next person but I understand moderation. The problem with obese people is that you see them scoff as much in one meal as an average person would eat in an entire day.

    I know several people who are obese and as for the whining? It happens. It’s usually centred around how unattractive they feel because of their weight but rather than do anything about it, these people go out and buy an entire box of donuts to eat while watching TV in the evening. And I’m not saying that as an example, I’ve actually witnessed it. They will also complain that the media and society promotes the thinner person as the more attractive person. That is also true, but that is because they are more attractive and they are a better representation of what our evolution should be.

    As for metabolism….

    I’m 5″7 and I weigh approx 8 and 1/2 stone (at least I did a few days ago). That isn’t a result of manic working out, that’s just my natural weight. However, if I breach the 9st mark I do start working out until I am back below that mark. This is because I feel gross when I start to develop a flabby bulge in my mid-region. If they switch their diet, eat smaller sized meals and start exercising, even if it is just taking a walk rather than riding around on a bloody mobility scooter, then they will notice an increase in their metabolism and a decrease in their weight.

    People have to learn to take responsibility for their own problems rather than blame them on society. There is only one person who technically has a genetic excuse for their obesity in my country, and that is a young girl who’s body automatically converts everything she eats to fat and stores it. As for everyone else, you may have inherited a bigger build that others, you may never be a supermodel, but if you don’t at least try to sort your life out then you are causing yourself problems in life. Its on you.

  43. #112 by heart attack grill on November 10, 2011 - 9:35 AM

    So, what you are saying is eating at the heart attack grill is bad.

  44. #113 by Kristin on November 10, 2011 - 9:55 AM

    Great article, but dude, lay off the South. Remember we’re home of the meat and 3.

  45. #114 by lisa on November 10, 2011 - 10:23 AM

    THANK YOU!!!! OH MY FUCKING GOD!! If I have to hear one more excuse uttered from the minute space around a quadruple stacked grease pile as it is being rammed mercilessly into a slobbering cocktrap I am going to lose my mind!!!! I worked my ass off to get where I am today…and I’m only about half way to my initial goal. I was 260 and unrecognizable…..you know how I got there? By sitting on my couch and shoveling shit into my face….it doesn’t matter what started it…if I was depressed..if I lost my job…if I got divorced…I made that choice to sit and destroy myself with food… You wanna know my big secret to losing 60 pounds of blubber so far? I got up off my fat lard ass started moving it and started caring about how I fueled my body. Was it hard? Did it hurt? Did I puke and cry? Fuck yeah I did….but I did it and I am still doing it as a working single mother…so you can shove that excuse up your fat ass too. So in my opinion if you cannot respect yourself enough to change your situation…shut the fuck up and get out of my way…I have not time or sympathy for you. It is nice to know I am not alone!

    • #115 by Johnny Utah on November 10, 2011 - 5:23 PM

      Good on ya Lisa!!

      Keep up the hard work!

      /you are not alone

    • #116 by hotttcookie! on December 13, 2011 - 4:01 PM

      I totally like that, shut the fuck up and get out of my way! What I don’t get is why fat people keep trolling health and fitness blogs and causing fit people to lash out…Why would you waste your time on a web page if you care to do nothing with the information that is being offered other than wallowing in your self hatred – which IMHO is exactly what you tell the world when your fat…I hate my body so I will be mean to it and not give it the proper movement it requires as I shovel poison (yes sugar is poison for your body) and chemicals into it…(yes, soda is a chemical)

      • #117 by Jim on December 13, 2011 - 5:01 PM

        Maybe it’s got something to do with the fatties being too fat to pull their fat asses away from the computer. Fat.



        Fat. Fatty. Fatty. Fat.


  46. #118 by Javi on November 10, 2011 - 1:26 PM

    Oh, and this guy’s genetics aren’t stopping him from beasting shit up:


    Again, shut up, you fucking fat asses.

  47. #119 by Alice on November 10, 2011 - 3:13 PM

    This made my day.

  48. #120 by Dr. Barry Hungwell on November 10, 2011 - 6:27 PM

    Damn at the microbiologist and biochemist around here. Check out the big brains!

    It is simple really. It is our fault these people are fat. Seriously. The overall charge of the earth is neutral. Meaning for every positive there is a negative. For every up there is a down. A left for a right and so on. So while we all headbutt life in the balls and shed weakness, pounds and laziness, all that suck has to land somewhere in order to keep nature balanced. Since weakness, fat and laziness are, well, weak, lazy and fat, they tend to stick to staionary objects. Enter the disgusting fat body.

    So for every degree you/we go up on the awesome meter, these poor folks keep adding cream filling and get more Jabba like.

    Shame on us all.

  49. #121 by Kristen on November 11, 2011 - 1:55 PM


  50. #122 by T.J. on November 12, 2011 - 12:04 PM

    Another great post! Saying what needs to be said and I love it! This site seriously rules and I was cracking the hell up reading it on the train home. People must think I am nuts and I don’t fucking care!

    I was overweight, well pretty much forever. After high school, the following 25 years were a yo-yo of loss and gain and absolutely no fitness of any sort. Just constant eating, drinking, smoking and making well deserved fat jokes about myself.

    Just before my 42nd birthday, I was over 270 pounds and had to buy my first pair of size 40 pants. Not cool and time to deal with it. I stopped eating shit, quit smoking, curbed my drinking almost completely and found my way into a Crossfit gym. There were no tips, tricks, gimmicks, therapy coddling, crybaby bitching, blah, blah. I just did it and it worked. Simple shit!

    Now, less than a year and a half later, I am down 60 pounds and 6 pants sizes. I hit Crossfit 5 days a week and lift lots of heavy shit and run circles around people half my age. I am doing things I never thought I would (pull-ups by the hundreds, handstands, and even muscle-ups). I am even doing my first competition in a few months. RXing and often leading the whiteboard, not bad for an old fattie!

    Do I have a slow metabolism or some sort of genetic deficiency? How the fuck should I know? I quit being a whiney little bitch and got it done! If I can do it, anyone can.

    By the way, the group of guys I regularly workout with have adopted HTFU as our “go to” taunt! Thanks for the inspiration and keep the posts coming!

  51. #123 by Jim on November 13, 2011 - 5:32 PM

    I need to tell you that I’ve read this particular blog at least a dozen times and it never steps being awesome. This blog has awesome to spare. It is dripping in awesome.

  52. #124 by James on November 14, 2011 - 6:47 AM

    Reminds me of a quote I heard:

    “Fat people aren’t real people.” -Chris Sierzant

  53. #125 by Smuggler on November 14, 2011 - 1:09 PM

    You have all been trolled and it was fucking amazing to read.

  54. #126 by Blanche on November 15, 2011 - 8:26 AM

    It pains me to say it but I have to agree with 99% of what your say in your blog, but why is it everytime you have nothing of value to say it turns into a fat rant? Did you get sat on as a child? Stuck next to one of us on a plane to Australia? Did I say one of yes, why yes I did! Yep I’m a fatty and I fucking hate it no less(ha ha get it no less when I’m fat and need to weigh less – just want to keep it on your level). You put so much hate into your writing and coaches back you up??? Yep any person wanting to “live better” is going to want to come be around people like you. Have you ever once instead of looking at someone and judging them thought to help them? For the love of crossfit don’t say that you think this blog does because that would only cause you to be the dumbest cockbite out there. I made the mistake of not hardening the fuck up when I started and letting myself become emotionally invested in people I didn’t know, so don’t get me wrong IT IS MY FAULT and I know that but at least I am standing up for myself and doing the right thing by making a change. It can be hard enough for a fat person to step into a gym and put it all out there, I say that because most of us eat to cover other pain, as in we are already hurting and dont need your blogs help to hate themselves all that much more. All I’m saying is this, your blog made me question what the coaches at the box thought of me so instead of hardening the fuck up, I ran away like a scared little bitch. So the next time a fat person comes into your box remember that if they are going to embrace it and make it their life they will read your blog.

    • #127 by Smuggler on November 15, 2011 - 10:28 AM

      Oh Blanche, you obviously hear and see only what you want to.

      “I have no issue with overweight people who are making legitimate attempts to unfuck their situations by changing behavior. They’ve turned their brains back on and deserve encouragement. The slobs who just want to sit around and bitch while mindlessly pushing assbread down their throats will get no acceptance from me”

      He’s attacking the lazy fats, not the ones that are busting their ass to change their lives.

      • #128 by Blanche on November 15, 2011 - 10:38 AM

        Where was the encouragement?

        • #129 by Smuggler on November 15, 2011 - 11:12 AM

          Are you asking me? I have no fucking clue. I don’t know you or how you were treated. I do know that we have some overweight people at our gym and if we hold their hands the whole time, they become complacent.

          Ok, Epic may be an asshole, but if you’re somehow offended because he can’t stand people who have the power to change their lives and not be fat, but choose not to and proceed to complain about it, then you’re most likely the problem. You had your chance to “harden the fuck up” it seems, and you chose not to and you claim to hate yourself because you are still fat. Grow some fucking skin, get back in the gym and have at it.

          If you are making a change, then good for you, but understand the frustration trainers, that actually give a damn about their clients, go through because of the complacency of their clients. I wish you all the best in your weight loss.

          • #130 by Blanche on November 15, 2011 - 11:28 AM

            Other than people making a change who do you think reads this blog? Do you think there is huge following by people living in their mothers basements playing online games all day and night? No that’s right it would take to much effort to find the blog on their part. All I am saying is that instead of him bitching he should come up with something useful to say to people reading his blog. And as for holding hands, no, but maybe instead of standing there with your thumb up your ass if you see someone not getting the movement help them and the trainers out.

  55. #131 by Joe on November 15, 2011 - 12:11 PM

    I feel that yes, there is a problem with obesity in this country. I will have to say that as a member of the Crossfit community that prides itself on being positive and supportive there has been this trend of cocky arogant people that feel their shit does not stink and they are better then everybody which is evident in this adolecsent blog. Epic on occasion brings up some great points that exist within the community great job but in retrospec when the line is crossed to be negative in nature to tear down a human being for their faults just shouts how people are insecure with themselves and I guess that is why people are gym rats and injure themselves I am just saying. When coaches, owners, trainers, and fellow crossfitters blog and spew venom from their mouths to just be apart of the group of bigots that is infecting this community you really show your true colors to your clients and make them second guess their membership to your precious little box. With that how about you all “HARDEN THE FUCK UP” and “GROW SOME FUCKING SKIN” be productive and positive

  56. #132 by crabcakesncrossfit on November 16, 2011 - 9:37 AM

    Fucking awesome post!

  57. #133 by Kay-Oss on November 16, 2011 - 12:51 PM

    Wow. Never have I read such asshole-ery. Ever.

  58. #134 by mean people suck on November 16, 2011 - 3:33 PM

    You people who do crossfit really are a bunch of assholes…no wonder they make so many YouTube videos making fun of you. Clearly you have no self esteem, even though you are all so skinny and in shape according to your posts or you wouldn’t be writing such crap. You have to put others down to make yourselves feel better….so sad.

  59. #135 by PISSPOORBEHAVIOR on November 16, 2011 - 3:46 PM

    You pompous fucks are a waste of space. Karma is a bitch.

  60. #136 by Turbo on November 22, 2011 - 11:42 AM

    Booooo hooooo you bunch of nancy’s complaining about “mean people.”

    Epic isn’t trying to hurt your precious little feelings, he’s only delivering a serious social health issue in an entertaining format. If you’re incapable of putting your big boy (or girl) pants on and weeding through what your sensitive little minds can’t absorb, stop reading.Woooooh, you’d think you were force feeding this down their throats!?

    • #137 by Big Jim on December 6, 2011 - 2:47 PM


  61. #138 by TRUTH_SERUM on November 23, 2011 - 2:22 PM

    Open your brainholes and listen…

    When someone has faced their inner pussy and decided to push past it… when they’ve looking wantingly at a fast food restaurant because they’ve had a long day and work and want instant gratification but instead learned how to cook (and took the time to cook) a delicious meal that is actually meant for human consuption… when they have woken up early to hit the gym and then felt that fucking amazing surge of endorphins for the rest of the day… when they have made goals and attained REAL SUCCESS… it’s hard for those people to seem nice when telling you what you’re up against (yourself). NO ONE wants to hear that THEY ARE THE PROBLEM… however, I’d like to interject… EPIC made some key disclaimers that I feel were missed.

    1.) Fat people who are working to change it… AWESOME.
    2.) Fat people complaining… terrible.

    With that said, DON’T JUDGE appears to be a fat person who is not complaining at all. To that I would say, HE WASN’T TALKING TO YOU!!!!! If you’re fat and don’t mind, I’m inclined to call you a quitter but that’s only because I personally would never be happy with myself if I were fat… but to each their own. But DO NOT, come onto a site like this and try and combat those who are pushing to motivate in an aggressive and entertaining way. Sometimes you have to go to an extreme place to destroy that weak shit you’ve allowed to infiltrate the animal you were intended to be. That’s not prententious Dbag talk… it’s just not what you’re used to (pussy). If you can’t see why this blog is the shit, it’s becauase there is a very strong disconnect between you and your most ideal self (Darwin). That’s cool too I guess… just dont expect me to be happy to see you on the beach or in a restaurant or anywhere for that matter. It sounds harsh, but its unappealing to the eyes because at a core level I’m identifying you as a poor candidate for producing strong, capable offspring. Sorry chubbs, but that’s just the way the cookie would have crumbled if you didn’t eat them all.

  62. #140 by JAGR on November 28, 2011 - 10:21 AM

    I wonder if fat people have accidentily fingerblasted their fat rolls

  63. #141 by Andrew Wilson on December 7, 2011 - 5:14 PM

    I have a full response to this article, and it’s insanity here http://unrighteousfury.com/2011/12/07/being-fat-is-to-acceptable/

  64. #142 by Dan on December 7, 2011 - 8:45 PM

    Why do you care? Why does a person’s weight or lifestyle bother you so much you have to write an essay about it? Just let people be fat and move on.

  65. #143 by Dan on December 7, 2011 - 8:48 PM

  66. #144 by Ky on December 8, 2011 - 10:42 AM

    Am I the only fat person who loves this article? Why be defensive my fellow fat people, it’s the truth. Jus sayin…. Lol.

    • #145 by hotttcookie! on December 13, 2011 - 4:29 PM

      i love you. Should you ever want to not be overweight anymore, I will gladly share with you everything I learned that helped me lose 100 lbs.

  67. #146 by JB on December 8, 2011 - 6:17 PM

    HAHAH! if big brother lets you eat until you pop. then hes not being a big brother. well, it depends on why hes the big brother. is he bigger because he eats more than you, or because hes older?

    either way, no one likes being told what to do… especially what to eat. Hunger is difficult to ignore.
    If you are fat… Change your thoughts … not your food.
    if you are healthy… Encourage the closest and fattest person to you.
    change a life today… be a big brother (sister)
    even if you have to be a big brother by eating all your fat friends food before they get a chance to.

    either way. Your keeping the hope alive. helping them lose weight by stealing one donut(240 calories, 120 which is fat) from your friend at a time. (Just sayin’)


  68. #147 by pam on December 8, 2011 - 11:17 PM

    It is so sad that these people are so disgusting that they think we have to except them in today’s society. I think not, I deal with these people everyday working retail, they huff and puff walking into to the store with there legs swollen purple in color, what do you think that is. They made there choices just like we made ours. I should not have to deal with them when they have to take those extra steps to get somewhere in the store complaining the whole time. In the summer time they come into the store and sweat all over the counters, hand me there sweaty money out of there pockets or bra, that is disgusting. I could tell you stories, knowing a firemen, trust me, he has some good ones. You would be amazed. The only thing I have to say, is that you are what you eat. Make your choice. That’s all I have to say.

  69. #148 by lolinternets on December 9, 2011 - 1:10 AM

    To be fair, some of us do have insane metabolisms that allow us to get away with murdering our bodies with no outward effects. I’m 5’9″@130lb and I eat like there’s no tomorrow. Lots of fats and sugars too. What is my daily schedule? Sit on my ass at a desk and then go home to bed. Oh, sure I get out and go for a hike maybe once a month. Walk around town for an afternoon taking pictures. But the vast majority of my time is spent planted in front of a computer, working or playing. I know that I’m setting myself up for disaster later in life, but right now I have zero motivation to make any changes. I’m not looking forward to when it catches up with me, but hey, I can hope that it doesn’t. To summarize: I am a fat person inside. I hate content fatties. Oh shit. I hate myself. 😦

  70. #149 by gary on December 9, 2011 - 4:02 AM

    Is #1 called Bubba or Blubba ? Very apt

  71. #150 by John M.Leonn on December 9, 2011 - 8:16 AM

    Agreed; Beautiful people are not necessarily accidents of nature; However beautiful personalities create themselves. In the end it’s the quality of the person that counts .not the quantity.

  72. #151 by mariodonquilab on December 10, 2011 - 12:53 PM

    What The Fat!

  73. #152 by Matty on December 15, 2011 - 6:23 PM

    A few overweight people have gotten shitty about things said about them in this post and the ensuing comments – fair enough.

    Try this for a more positive angle: http://paleoparents.com/2011/what-losing-100lbs-feels-like/

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  75. #154 by Filipina on December 26, 2011 - 11:07 AM

    I totally agree. I am an obese female 21 year old Asian, which just doesn’t make fucking sense does it? Food is good, so good. But to be fit is better. Just started CFing, halfway through my target weight loss. Doing CF made me go from aiming for that hot bod to wanting to be an athlete.

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  77. #156 by CultFit on January 6, 2012 - 11:33 AM

    Cogent words have never been spoken…

  78. #157 by Jules Marsh on January 6, 2012 - 11:56 AM

    When I read this article, it makes me think that you probably spent most of your school years making fun of the special ed kids. You really think there’s a fat person anywhere that doesn’t spend their whole day realizing they’re unhealthy and ugly and feeling like a failure as a person? What’s your goal with this article? Is your self esteem really so poor that you need to raise it by making fun of people and making them feel like crap? If your goal is to help fat people stop being fat, I assure you that calling them names and making fun of them is not the way to get there. I’m not fat anymore, but I was for most of my life. Thank god the people I met when I found Crossfit weren’t like you, because I would probably still be. The people I found showed me respect and friendship and helped me find a better, stronger, more capable version of myself. If you want to help people, then leave the ugly jokes in middle school where they belong. If your self esteem is really so poor that you need to raise it by making fun of people like me, then I feel sorry for you.

  79. #158 by mattcfu on January 6, 2012 - 10:08 PM

    This article I can dig Epic

  80. #159 by LuLuLollie on January 7, 2012 - 5:10 PM

    i am an overwieght…oh hell, i am just a plain ol’ fat chick who has seen the light. people who complain about slow metabolism should actually read up on how you can speed up your metabolism. you actually eat to do this!!!! yes….eat!!! yes…more food!!! of course this does not mean chips or family size chocolate bars or a 2L of pop. it means having 3 meals per day…not from McDonald’s or KFC, but well balanced and….AND snacks between meals!!! yes….snacks!! vegetables, fruits, handful of unsalted almonds and throw out the Dr. Pepper and pick up a bottle of water. can’t handle plain water? get some Crystal Light. plus, if you are like me and can’t afford a gym membership, there so many other options out there. my daughter and i have a Wii, so i got us Just Dance 3 and Zumba. they get you up and moving with cool music and you don’t even realize you are exercising…..it’s fun. plus, i am seeing a nutritionist through the hospital which in Canada is free. there is no excuse for being fat…..but there are a ton of excuses for not being able to lose weight…..and none of them are worth it. i am battling 4 diseases, none fat related, and was using them as an excuse to be fat…..but losing weight might actually help!!! i have just begun my journey and am very excited and scared of failing, but i know my daughter needs me to do it and so does my body. ya baby…i am on my way thin-town!!!!

  81. #160 by Edwin on January 7, 2012 - 5:45 PM

    The views in this articles is straight out unscientific and logically invalid.

    While I don’t agree with accepting obesity, but condemning it and attributing responsibilities solely back on to the obese individuals is extremely problematic and unethical from a mental health and public health standpoint. Numerous studies have confirmed very high correlation between obesity with physical layouts of unhealthy food sources (convenient stores & fast food restaurants), lower education/socioeconomic status, and more barrier to procure healthy food (transportation, lack of grocery stores).

    Literally lots of urban/rural areas with high obese rates have only access to unhealthy foods, and fast food restaurants are condensed in “poor” neighborhoods. Higher quality of foods also tend to appear significantly more in higher income regions (i.e., the Safeway in a poor neighborhood can have less healthy food, and higher end stores like Wholefoods aren’t as reachable to poor people physically). The point is the responsibility attribution of obesity has to include at least person-independent factors (genetics, social forces) and person-dependent factors (free will, etc). You can choose to ignore the person-independent factors in your explanation of obesity, but your explanation will not correspond to reality and is not evidence-based.

    And to disregard addiction theory? Addiction is not a theory, it’s a real behavioral phenomenon, generated by scientific method, it’s as real as insulin-resistant diabetes. Evidence for almost all addiction (and definitely food addiction) are abundant in brain structures and chemical imbalance (hormone and neurotransmitters that govern your daily functioning), let alone dysfunctions in affective (positive and negative emotions) and cognitive (attention, memory, associations).

  82. #161 by Edwin on January 7, 2012 - 9:15 PM

    I offer an alternative reaction to “unacceptable obesity”:

    “Not everyone is the same, and you can’t cast judgment on a whole group.”

    The reasons behind Person A’s obesity may be 10% genetics, 20% social forces, 10% psychopathology, and 60% bad decisions (i.e., “within his/her control”), but for Person B it may be 30% genetics 40% social forces, 15% psychopathology and 15% bad decisions (i.e. “out of his/her control”). Here I assume that 50% of “bad decision” is sufficient to identify someone as “responsible,” obviously that’s an arbitrary number.

    When you cast judgment on a whole group, it’s not only called stereotyping and discrimination, but such judgment reflects an incomplete and inaccurate understanding of a phenomenon. Like back in pre-integration era when some American Whites believed that Blacks carried specific diseases argued for segregation of public resources like fountains, restaurants, and buses.

    Not that you cannot cast judgment over a group of people, but you should be mindful that in that case, it’s called an opinion and belief, and not a fact. A fact is something that fits all reality. A stereotype is an impression that only fits a subset of reality.

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