This article is all about how being an obese apple-shaped male glutton is lots of fun! Yes, being apple-shape greatly increases your risk of becoming an insulin dependent Type 2 Diabetic with heart disease while being pear-shape greatly reduces the risk of obesity related disease, but despite the health risks and the dangers, being an apple-shape obese male is a lot of fun!
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If you are more narrow in the shoulders and smaller in the chest, somewhat larger around the waist, but much bigger around the hips and having broad round hips, a big fat butt, and big fat thunder-thighs, then you are more pear-shaped, having mostly lower-body fat.
Most obese men tend to be more apple-shaped while most obese women tend to be more pear-shaped. Of course, there are some obese men who are pear-shaped and some obese women who are some-what apple-shaped, while many obese people are "proportional" meaning that the body-fat is more evenly distributed, but as a general rule, most obese men tend to be more apple-shaped while obese women tend to be more pear-shaped.
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As a pear-shape person, male or female, continues to gain more weight, the lower groin area becomes larger, and hangs down lower over the genitalia, making it physically impossible to have sexual intercourse, and the hips will get broader and more rounded out, and the butt will become so huge that it will be physically impossible for a person to reach around behind to wipe with toilet paper! And the thunder-thighs will become so big that the pear-shaped obese person will walk bull-legged.
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In the case of the apple-shaped obese male, his upper-body may eventually even hang down over his lower-body, while in the case of an obese person who is pear-shaped, it is the lower-body that will eventually hang down lower over the legs.
As obesity continues to increase in a person who is pear-shaped, the butt will become too wide to get through doorways, and the thighs will become so big around that it will become physically impossible to bend the knees or even walk anymore.
As obesity increases in an apple-shaped male, it is his love-handles above his hips that will become too wide to get through doorways. His legs will still be thin enough and flexible enough to bend at the knees, but his legs may become too weak to support the weight of his huge massive upper-body. But his arms will become too fat to bend at the elbows and his arms will lay straight out on the side of his massive upper-body.
MOST OBESE FEMALES ARE PEAR-SHAPED
The next picture below are examples of the typical overweight apple-shaped male, and a typical overweight apple-shaped female, and a typical pear-shape female. They are not exactly what one would classify as being obese, but merely overweight. The pear-shaped female is not even overweight as of yet.
Hopefully, in the future, ALL overweight people will be come OBESE!
With the typical apple-shaped male, his waist is at least slightly bigger around than his hips, while with the apple-shaped female, her waist and hips are approximately equal, and with the pear-shaped female, her hips are much bigger around then her waist, which is also typical.
The next picture below is of a typical apple-shape female, and a typical pear-shaped female.
Although the female on the left is somewhat apple-shape, her waist is not as big around as her hips, but still smaller than her hips. As usual, the pear-shaped female's hips are much bigger around than her waist.
The next picture below shows some rather extreme examples of the apple-shaped male and the extreme apple-shape female as compared to the typical apple-shaped female and the typical pear-shaped female.
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With most apple-shape females, the waist is usually still smaller than her hips, or equal to her hips, but very seldom do we see apple-shaped females with a belly much bigger around than the hips. Yes, it does happen, but not very often. The belly being a lot bigger around than the hips, mostly occurs in apple-shaped males.
If a male's waist is equal to his hips, he is still not yet considered to be apple-shape. A female would be considered apple-shaped, but not a male. With most males, the waist is only slightly smaller than the hips, or about equal to the hips. Only when the belly is somewhat bigger around than the hips, is a male considered to be apple-shaped. Also, it's not uncommon to see obese apple-shaped males with a belly significantly bigger around than the hips.
The next picture below shows what is meant by being apple-shaped or pear-shaped.
An apple is bigger around at the upper half and smaller around at the lower half, so if your belly is bigger around than your hips, you are an apple.
A pear is smaller around at the upper half and bigger around at the lower half, so if your waist has a much smaller circumference than your hips, you are a pear.
How to determine if you are an apple or a pear, or
how to calculate your WHR, your Hip to Waist Ratio
To determine if you are apple-shaped or pear-shaped, all you need is a tape measure. If you are a typical male who is not yet overweight, or a female, overweight or not, then first you measure yourself around your waist where it is at it's smallest circumference, then you measure yourself around your hips at it's broadest circumference.
Then you divide your waist circumference by your hip circumference.
Using myself as an example:
I'm obese, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 400 pounds, and I measure 64 inches around my waist and 70 inches around my hips. Therefore, because my waist is still smaller than my hips, I can still measure myself around my waist at it smallest circumference, which happens to be 64 inches, which is smaller than my 70 inch hips.
Then I divide my waist circumference by my hip circumference.
Waist = 64 inches
Hips = 70 inches
WAIST/HIPS = 64/70 = 0.9
WHR = 0.9
And so, my WHR, my Waist to Hip Ratio, is o.9 therefore, I'm not considered apple-shaped yet, that is because I'm a male. If I were a female with a WHR of 0.9, then I would be considered to be apple-shaped, but for males, that still not yet apple-shaped. Even if my waist were equal to my hips, since I'm a male, I still would not be considered apple-shaped, but a female would be classified as apple-shaped.
I actually have an ideal WHR for males, even though I'm obese, my WHR is still in the ideal range.
The ideal WHR for males is 0.9 not to exceed 1.0
The ideal WHR for females is 0.7 not to exceed 0.8
If a male's WHR were to exceed 1.0 or a female's WHR were to exceeds 0.8 then they would both be considered apple-shaped.
For males, as long as your waist circumference is still less than or equal to your hip circumference, then you can still calculate your WHR by measuring around your hips at it's greatest circumference, and around your waist at it's smallest circumference.
But what if your belly is bigger around than your hip? Then what?
Your WHR or your BHR? Your Waist to Hip Ratio or
your Belly to Hip Ratio?
If your belly is bigger around than your hips, then you really don't have a wasitline anymore! And so, you can no longer measure yourself around your waist, because you have no waist, only a big round belly above your hips.
So now, since you don't have a waistline anymore, then you can not measure around your "waist" at its smallest circumference because you have no waist! Instead, you must now measure yourself around your belly at its greatest circumference, and of course, you still measure yourself around your hips at it's broadest circumference.
And so, for example:
If your belly is bigger around than your hips, and it measures 56 inches around at its greatest circumference, and your hips measure 42 inches around at its greatest circumference, then you calculate your BHR, Belly to Hip Ratio, instead of the WHR, Waist to Hip Ratio. And then, you divide your belly circumference by your hip circumference.
Belly = 56 inches
Hips - 42 inches
BELLY/HIPS = 56/42 = 1.3
BHR = 1.3
Therefore, if you are an apple-shaped male, then you must calculate your BHR instead of the WHR, because your belly is bigger around than your hips.
If your WHR is less than 1.0 for males or less than o.8 for females, then you have a low Waist to Hip Ratio or a low WHR. If a female has a WHR that is greater than 0.8 then she is said to have a higher Waist to Hip Ratio or a higher WHR. So, we have what is refered to as either a low WHR and a high WHR, and of course, for health reasons, it's better to have a low WHR instead of a high WHR. In the case of apple-shaped males, it would be a high BHR, Belly to Hip Ratio instead of WHR, Waist to Hip Ratio.
Remember: extreme apple-shaped obese males do not have a waistline anymore!
If your belly is muich bigger around than your hips, you do not have a waistline!
Sorry guys! But the waistband of your pants DOES NOT COUNT as your "waistline" anymore, if your belly above the waistband of your pants hangs down over the belt and down over the front of your pants.
Again, you no longer have a waistline. you only have a big belly above your hips!
Now, for mostly males (and on rare instances for females) if your belly is bigger around than your hips, that is, if you have a BHR, not a WHR, but a BHR that is greater than 1.0 then you have a high ratio, a high BHR, or Belly to Hip Ratio. There is no such thing as a low BHR, only a low WHR or a high WHR, but NEVER a low BHR, because the Belly to Hip Ratio designates any number that is higher than 1.0 which is on the borderline between having a WHR or a BHR. As long as your waist is smaller than your hips, then you have a WHR, but if your belly is bigger around than your hips, then you can't have a WHR, because you don't have a waistline. You can only have a BHR.
Therefore, the WHR can be either low or high, but the BHR can only be high since it exceeds 1.0 the borderline between having a WHR or a BHR. The WHR is less than 1.0 and the BHR is greater than 1.0 which is the borderline between the two designations, WHR and BHR.
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Again: the waistband of his shorts DOES NOT COUNT as being his "waistline" because he doesn't have a waistline anymore, but only a great big belly above his hips.
You notice that his belly is at least twice as big around as his hips, that his chest is also much bigger around than his hips, and his arms are even bigger around than his legs!
YES! I have actually seen a few extreme apple-shaped men with fat arms and skinny legs, their arms actually being bigger around than the legs! It does happen. I once saw a young man with a huge belly hanging down over his the waistband of his short pants causing his shorts to slide halfway down on his butt, and he could not find any shirts big enough to cover his belly, so he want around out in public, showing off his bellybutton and butt-crack.
He had big fat arms, a huge round belly, a small butt, and skinny legs, and as he was walking the streets, I could hear him huffing and puffing, breathing heavily, with beads of sweat breaking out on his fat face. He looked like he was going to have a heart attack at any moment.
The next picture below shows the same apple-shaped obese male as seen from the front view, the side view, and the rear view.
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From the side view you notice he has a big roll of fat on his lower back the protrudes out much further than his butt, the he has a great big round belly, and a small butt.
From the rear view, you notice that his love-handles are much broader than his hips, and are even beginning to hang down over his hips and his butt. Also, his love-handles are much larger than his butt-cheeks.
That sure is a massive amount of upper-body fat that he has to carry around on his short, skinny little legs. I would say, he's not long for this world.
This is the the shape that every obese male glutton should try to achieve at the very least!
The next picture below shows the athletic male again, the apple-shape obese male, and the same apple-shaped obese male after gaining even more weight to become even more obese.
Again, it shows the athletic male who can measure his waist and hips to calculate his WHR and the apple-shaped obese male who must measure around his belly and hips to calculate his BHR instead, because as mentioned earlier, he dosesn't have a "waist" any more! Only a big belly!
The athletic male on the left, he measures 36 inches around and his waist and 42 inches around around his hips, so his waist circumference is smaller than the circumference of his hips.
Waist = 36 inches
Hips = 42 inches
WAIST/HIPS = 36/42 = o.85
WHR = o.85
The obese apple-shaped male in the middle of the picture, he measures 156 inches around his belly but only 48 inches around his hips. Therefore his belly is much bigger around than his hips. Also, he weighs about 930 pounds!
Belly = 156 inches
Hips = 48 inches
BELLY/HIPS = 156/48 = 3.25
BHR = 3.25
And finally, after the apple-shape male has gained more weight on his upper-body, as depicted my the obese male on the right, he now measures 264 inches around his belly, but still only 48 inches around his hips! And he now weighs about 1,850 pounds, setting a New World's Record!
Belly = 264 inches
Hips = 48 inches
BELLY/HIPS = 264/48 = 5.50
BHR = 5.50
And so, as you can see, after nearly doubling his weight, he still only has 48 inch hips! And get this!!! He still wears the same size shorts that he wore over 10 years earlier when he only weighed about 230 pounds!!!
You also notice that his upper arms, and even his forearms are now bigger around than his hips! Now, as I had mentioned before, I have actually seen a few obese apple-shaped males who's arms were bigger around than their legs, and even an apple-shaped obese female with really fat arms, and real skinny legs, and her arms were also bigger around than her legs!
But I have never actually seen an obese apple-shaped person, male or female, who's arms were bigger around than the hips. Now that is something that I would really love to see, and I would truly love to be!!!
I once saw an obese pear-shape female who's thighs were bigger around than her chest, so she was almost a perfect pear-shape. If her lower-legs, or calves had also been bigger around than her chest, then she would have been the perfect pear-shaped obese person. She was close to perfection, but not quite.
The perfect apple-shaped obese male would have upper arms, and forearms, that are bigger around than his hips, and even his neck being bigger around than his hips. That would be the perfect apple-shaped obese male!
Being Apple-Shaped And The Much Lower
Health Risks Of Being More Pear-Shaped
So, it's not merely a simple matter of how much you weigh, or how overweight you are, or how fat you are, or even how obese you are. It's not just how much fat you have on your body, but rather, how the fat is distributed on your body, where you carry most of your fat. Therfore, for health reasons, if one is obese, then it is far better to be pear-shaped than it is to be apple-shaped.
It is a well established medical fact, that being apple-shaped, having mostly upper-body fat, or being "top heavy" is far more dangerous to one's health than being pear-shaped, having mostly lower-body fat, or being "bottom heavy" and therefore, it is much safer to be pear-shaped instead of being apple-shaped.
Of course, this dose not necessarily mean, that obese people who are pear-shaped are totally immune to having any obesity related diseases, but only that being pear-shape places you at a much lower risk, that's why it is better to be pear-shaped.
There is a bio-chemical or hormonal difference between upper-body fat and lower-body fat. The fat on the lower-body, on the hips, butt, and thighs holds higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids which are good for the heart and the brain, while the fat on the upper-body, on the chest, arms, and the belly above the waist may have higher levels of Omega-6 fatty acids, which is far less beneficial for the heart and brain. Excessive levels of Omega-6 fatty acids may actually be damaging to the heart and can even impair brain function, while having mostly lower-body fat, on the hips, butt, and thighs, may actually protect you against many obesity related diseases because of the higher contrations of Omega-3 fatty acides in the lower-body fat cells.
There are also some more benifits to being pear-shaped as an obese person.
Curvy women are cleverer too
It was already known that men find curvy women more attractive and that they live longer. Now research suggests that women with an hourglass figure are brighter and have cleverer children, too. The study found that women with large hips and small waists are more intelligent than those with either “apple-shaped” or linear bodies.
The paper, to be published in the journal Evolution and Human Behaviour, suggests that such women give birth to more intelligent children - possibly a result of higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids on the hips. The researchers believe that the results offer a new explanation for why many men find curvy women more alluring. Nigella Lawson, the cookery presenter and Oxford University graduate, has one of Britain’s most famous hourglass figures, while Rachel Weisz, the curvy actress who won an Oscar for her role in The Constant Gardener, completed an English degree at Cambridge University while embarking on the first stages of her acting career.
In the research, scientists at the Universities of Pittsburgh and California, Santa Barbara, used data from a study of 16,000 women and girls, which collected details of their body measurements and their scores in cognitive tests. They found that those women with a greater difference between the waist and hips scored significantly higher on the tests, as did their children. Such women are not necessarily skinny. What is important is that their waist should be smaller than their hips, with the ideal ratio being between 0.6 and 0.7.
The researchers suggest that the fat around fuller hips and thighs holds higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for the growth of the brain during pregnancy. Fat around the waist may have higher levels of omega 6 fatty acids, which are less suited to brain growth. Waist fat can also be a contributory factor in diabetes and heart disease. Thinner or linear-shaped women would simply lack enough of either type of fat.
Although these theories await confirmation, Paula Hall, a sexual and relationship psychologist with Relate, said: “Having research that proves you can be sexy and intelligent is really positive. It shows that curvy women may be better at things other than raising children and doing cooking and housework.”
The research may also explain why children born to teenage mothers do worse in cognitive tests: their mothers may have had insufficient stores of the best fatty acids. “The cognitive development of their children is reduced, and their own cognitive development is impaired compared with those mothers with a later first birth,” say the researchers.
The study noted, however, that children born to teenage girls with traditional hourglass figures seemed to be protected from this phenomenon and did better in tests. A number of scientific studies have shown that men are “hard-wired” to find women with a greater waist-hip differential the most attractive. No one has yet been able to explain this, although theories include enhanced fertility, better childbearing abilities and longer life expectancy.
Dr Harry Witchel, a senior lecturer in physiology at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and a body language expert on the television programme Big Brother, said: “Until this point the only thing we have accepted is that they [curvy women] are at an advantage in contemporary western society. What these people are saying is that they also have an advantage biologically.”
The same could also hold true for pear-shaped men as well, since even in men, there is a hormonal or chamicel difference between lower-body fat and upper-body fat, and one dose see some pear-shaped men. A number of tests have shown that obese people who are pear-shaped often score higher in standard IQ tests than obese people who are apple-shaped, and obese people who are pear-shaped do live much longer than obese people who are more apple-shaped.
I guess, one can conclude that . . . . . fat-ass = smart-ass!
While a huge pot belly or beer belly with a small ass = dumb ass!
And so, it appears the obese pear-shaped females not only live much longer than obese apple-shaped males, but obese pear-shaped females are also more intelligent than obese apple-shaped males. The obese pear-shaped female is highly intelligent while the obese apple-shaped male is dumb and happy!
And that's the way it should be!
Fat On Chest And Upper Back Increases Risk Of Insulin Resistance
Here are some more articles about the much higher health risk of the apple-shaped male upper-body fat and the much lower health-risks, and even benefits, of pear-shaped lower-body fat.
Jan 16, 2009
Tell this to your non-diabetic friends and relatives: The next time they look in a full-length mirror, they shouldn't be too quick to dismiss their ample hips and bottoms.
A Harvard Medical School study has concluded that the fat that surrounds the hips and buttocks may actually protect against developing type 2 diabetes. That's because the fat that accumulates at the hips and buttocks, known as "subcutaneous fat," is different from, and more benign than the "visceral" fat, that amasses around the abdomen and causes a "beer belly."
Subcutaneous fat on the hips and bottoms creates the rounded look known as the "pear-shape." It turns out that this kind of fat may actually improve a person's sensitivity to insulin. An insensitivity to or inability to use insulin correctly is a hallmark of type 2.
Visceral fat, on the other hand, lowers insulin sensitivity and adds substantially to a person's risk for diabetes and heart disease.
The researchers' conclusions were based on studies in which the two kinds of fat were artificially moved around in mice to see what would happen. Even when visceral fat was moved away from the abdomen, it remained insulin-resistant. But subcutaneous fat, even when it was moved to the abdomen, continued to be insulin-sensitive.
Because moving the two types of fat around the body seemed to have no effect on how they functioned, scientists are not sure why subcutaneous fat is so beneficial and are continuing their research into finding out why. If they are successful in isolating the substances that produce this effect, their findings could lead to new type 2 treatments.
Here's another interesting article
The recent report that having a pot belly in your 40s roughly triples your risk of dementia in later life is just the tip of an ominous adipose iceberg.
Belly fat -- the visceral kind that accumulates around internal organs -- has also been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and numerous cancers.
Having a big belly is even more closely correlated with health problems than obesity in general. Last week, researchers from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital reported that in a study of 44,636 women, those with waists larger than 35 inches were 79% more likely to die prematurely than those with waists less than 27 inches, even if their weight was normal.
For men, the danger point seems to be 40 inches or more. "These guys with small behinds but big 'beer guts' are at greater risk for health problems than men with higher Body Mass Index, but relatively less fat in the abdominal region," says Rudolph L. Leibel, co-director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York.
What makes abdominal fat so sinister isn't completely understood. One body of research suggests that visceral fat may make metabolic mischief in its own right, promoting insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes, and inflammation, which may lead to heart disease.
Another theory suggests that a big gut is essentially a marker -- an all-too-visible sign of psychological stress and other health problems, since the stress hormone cortisol seems to send fat into the abdomen. "It's possible it's a semi-innocent bystander, like a canary in the coal mine," says Dr. Leibel, who notes that if fat is building up inside the belly, it's probably also collecting in the liver, where it can lead to cirrhosis.
The connection with dementia is also not well-understood; it could be that belly fat is linked to high blood pressure and poor vascular function, which then leads to Alzheimer's disease; or it could be a more random association, like gray hair going hand in hand with heart disease.
Experts now think that subcutaneous fat -- the flabby variety under the skin in areas like the buttocks, legs and arms -- while unfashionable, is fairly benign. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis demonstrated that when they removed an average of 22 pounds of subcutaneous fat via liposuction from 15 overweight women, they found no change in the women's cholesterol levels, triglycerides, insulin sensitivity or other health risks. "If they had lost that much fat by dieting, they would have substantially improved their metabolic profile, but they didn't," says Samuel Klein, director of WUSM's Center for Human Nutrition and the study's principal investigator. "It did make them thinner, though."
Surgically removing visceral fat has been done on animals and some humans experimentally, but it is far more difficult and isn't likely to be a weight-loss option anytime soon.
Of course, people generally can't choose where their fat is stored. That's determined mostly by heredity, hormones and aging. Men tend to deposit more fat in the gut than women, though after menopause, women start accumulating fat in the abdomen, too.
The good news for both sexes is that visceral fat is often the first to go when someone loses weight in general. Aerobic exercise, like walking or running, is particularly effective. Doing sit-ups, abdominal crunches and pilates can strengthen your abdominal muscles, and help hold your stomach in, but they won't target visceral fat specifically.
I've seen guys at the gym with impressive six-pack abs, but their gut is sticking out," says Michael D. Jensen, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "The minute they stop working out four hours a day, they'll be in big trouble."
Is beer particularly destined to become belly fat? Only because it's an excellent vehicle for calories, and typically accompanies pretzels, peanuts and other salty, high-calorie food, experts say. "As far as I know, there's no good evidence that alcohol is like a cruise missile, headed for your intra-abdominal fat," says Dr. Leibel, employing yet another metaphor.
Reducing stress also may be helpful. But supplements that promise to flatten your belly by reducing cortisol could be harmful, some experts warn. "Your adrenal gland is like a power tool," Dr. Leibel says. "You don't want to be messing around in the garage with it without supervision."
* A waist circumference of more than 40 inches for men, or 35 inches for a woman, is a sign of potentially dangerous girth.
* To measure accurately, lie down and run a tape measure around your midsection at the level of your navel.
* Flesh that is flabby and can be pinched between your fingers -- like "love handles" -- is likely to be subcutaneous fat. If your belly is firm but distended, that's likely to be visceral fat that is linked to many health problems.
So it appears that if you have a huge round belly above the belt, if it is soft and flabby, then it's mostly subcutaneous fat which is harmless, but if you big round pot-belly is firm and solid, then it's due visceral fat under the muscle wall of the abdomen which collect around the internal organs greatly increasing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and hear disease.
Now there are many apple-shape obese males who have really soft flabby bellies above the belt and hanging down over the belt, the the soft flabby subcutaneous fat is still harmless, even it it's on the upper belly, but you may still have a lot of visceral fat under the muscle wall as depicted in the next picture below.
Visceral fat is kind of hard and waxy and collects on the internal organs under the muscle wall of the abdomen and it is this visceral fat which gives some men a firm round "ball belly" that is not very soft, but more firm and solid. It is this visceral fat that causes Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease, and most apple-shaped obese males tend to have this build-up of visceral fat.
Subcutaneous fat is soft and flabby and more jelly-like and is relatively harmless compared to the more dangerous visceral fat. Many apple-shaped obese males may have a huge round belly above the belt and hanging down over the belt that is soft and flabby and jiggles and quivers like jelly. This type of belly fat is harmless, but it does not let apple-shaped obese males completely off the hook, because they may still have a great accumulation of visceral fat deep inside under the muscle wall of the abdomen and collecting around the heart and internal organs.
This is why being an apple-shaped obese male is more dangerous to one's health while being a more pear-shaped obese person is less risky. If you are pear-shaped, then you have a much lower risk of getting any obesity related disease.
But even though being apple-shaped is more dangerous, if you are a greedy happy glutton, it's still a lot more fun because you'll be walking around out in public with your pants sliding half-way down on your ass, and you get to show off your bellybutton and butt-crack.
So, even though being apple-shaped is more dangerous than being pear-shaped, it's still a Hell of a lot more fun than being pear-shaped.
Now here is some good news for super obese apple-shaped male gluttons who love to eat! Yes, despite the dangers of upper-body fat on the belly above the belt, it's still more fun because it actually increases your appetite and makes you want to eat even more!!!
A FAT BELLY MAY FUEL DESIRE TO EAT MORE
"Belly fat breeds fat"
by John Miner, Sun Media
Tue, April 15, 2008
Your belly fat could be making you hungrier, triggering you to eat more and making you even fatter, London scientists have discovered. “It is a vicious cycle,” said Lawson Health Research’s Dr. Kaiping Yang, a professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Yang and his colleagues have discovered the hormone that stimulates appetite in the brain, neuropeptide, is also produced in abdominal fat. Previously it was believed it was made only in the brain.
If, as the Lawson scientists now suspect, neuropeptide from belly fat makes it into the blood stream and to the brain, it could explain why some people just get fatter and fatter. “You put on pounds and produce more NPY (neuropeptide) and more NPY and it travels to the brain. Now you are hungry and need to eat,” Yang said. “This could explain why obese people are constantly hungry.” There’s more bad news.
Neuropeptide also increases the number of fat cells by stimulating the replication of fat cell precursor cells. The precursor cells then change into fat cells.
The Lawson researchers are working to confirm neuropeptide produced in abdominal fat makes its way into the blood stream, Yang said. If that’s proven, it could open the door to new treatments for obesity that block neuropeptide production in fat cells. “To get into the area of the brain where NPY is produced, it is very, very difficult. Targeting fat is much easier. With fat we could inject a chemical to inhibit NPY production,” Yang said. Abdominal fat has been identified as more dangerous than other fat, raising the risk for Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and some cancers.
It would be much easier to use drugs to prevent obesity than to treat the diseases caused by fat, Yang said."
And from Newstrack India:
Yang said, “This may lead to a vicious cycle where NPY produced in the brain causes you to eat more and therefore gain more fat around your middle. And then that fat produces more NYP hormone, which leads to even more fat cells.”
“If you can detect NPY early and identify those at risk for abdominal obesity, we can then target therapy to turn off NPY,” Yang said. "It would be much easier to use drugs to prevent obesity than to treat the diseases caused by obesity," he added."
Who knows? Your belly may eventually hang all the way down to the floor about 10 feet in front of you, and you will die a happy supper morbidly obese apple-shaped male glutton!
Here is what every greedy, happy, super morbidly obese, apple-shaped male glutton hope to accomplish!
The first stage is to become so enormously obese that you can't us a desktop or a laptop computer, that you must us a belly-top computer instead!
The second stage is too become so obese that you can't even use a belly-top computer, the you need to go from a belly-top to a moob-top computer.
The third stage, and hopefull not the final stage is to get to where you belly extends at least 10 feet out in front of you, and that your belly and you moobs rises high above your head so that you can't even use a computer at all, nor even watch TV. All you can see is your boobs rising up in your face! You won't even care about anything else at all except to eat and eat and eat as your belly grows bigger and bigger and bigger causing you to feel hungrier and hungrier and hungrier so the you will want to eat more and more and more which causes your belly to grpow even bigger and bigger, wheinc in turn causes you to want to eat more and more.
You are now happily trapped in the cycle of an ever-expanding belly and an ever-increasing appetite until you can feel your heart pounding like a sledge-hammer inside your chest and skipping a beat as it become harder to breath and you're gasping for air. Your huge belly will hunger for food while your lungs hunger for air. Your heart pounding faster and harder until it suddenly stops beating, and you suddenly stop breathing, and you then feel a crushing sensation around your heat and lungs, sharp stabbing pains in your heart, and then, you will finally die a happy, super morbidly obese, and greedy glutton!
If you are a true glutton, then you hope to become more and more obese. You don't care how much it might shorten your life expectancy, especially if your an apple-shape obese male glutton. Your main goal in life to to eat like a glutton, gain as much weight as possible like a glutton, live like a glutton, smell like a glutton, and die like a glutton. If you manage to go out while you're only in your mid to late 20s, than you are a true glutton!
THE PERFECT PEAR-SHAPED OBESE FEMALE (OR MALE) BODY
AND THE PERFECT APPLE-SHAPED OBESE MALE BODY
To have the perfect pear-shaped obese female (or male) body, your thighs AND your lower legs must be bigger around than your chest!
Also, your hips must be at least twice as broad as your shoulders and you must be unable to reach around behind yourself to wipe your own butt!
An obese person (female or male) who is pear-shaped is much healthier and will live much longer than an apple-shaped obese male.
To have the perfect apple-shaped obese male body, your upper arms AND your forearms AND your neck must be bigger around than your hips!
Also, your chest must be at lease three times as big around as your hips and your belly must be at least five times as big around as your hips, and you must be completely unable to reach around your upper-body to wipe your own butt!
And finally, every perfect apple-shaped super morbidly obese male has insulin dependent Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease and has probably already had two heart attacks before the age of 25 years, has gone bald on top of his head by the time he is only 19 years old, and most likely will not live beyond 30 years.
There is a price to pay for being the perfect apple-shaped obese male!
Are you willing to pay that price?
If so, then good for you!
Now then, it is highly doubtful if an obese male will ever achieve the perfect pear-shaped body. There are some obese males who are pear-shaped with broad round hips, a big fat ass, and short fat thighs, but I doubt if a pear-shape male will ever achieve perfection by having his thighs and lower legs being bigger around than his chest. Most obese males tend to be more apple-shaped.
I have seen obese pear-shape females who's thighs were bigger around than the chest, and if the legs can become fatter until even the lower legs are bigger around than the chest, then she will have achieved total perfection.
Also, it is doubtful, if an obese female can ever achieve the perfect apple-shaped body. There are some obese females who are apple-shaped with the waist being equal to the hips, and on some rare occasions, I have seen a few obese apple-shaped females having a belly bigger around than the hips, and I have even seen an obese apple-shaped female who's upper-arms were bigger around than her thighs, having fat arms and thin legs, but this is very rare. It happens mostly in apple-shaped super obese males. Most obese females tend to be more pear-shaped.
It appears that the extreme apple-shape is the soul province of super morbidly obese males. I have seen a few apple-shaped males who's arms were much bigger around than their legs, having really fat arms and thin legs. But so far, I have not yet seen the perfect apple-shaped obese male who's arms were bigger around than his hips.
That is something I would dearly love to see!
I would truly love to see some super super morbidly obese apple-shaped male, his big belly hanging down to his knees, his arms bigger around than his hips, his thin weak legs having to support his huge massive upper-body, huffing and puffing and breathing heavily, beads of perspiration breaking out on his plump round face and on top of his balding head, gasping for air with every step he takes, his shirt unable to cover his bellybutton and his pants sliding halfway down on his ass revealing his butt-crack, looking like he could keel over from a heart attack at any moment, and crying out "I'm hungry! I'm Hungry!" while struggling to even breath!
Now, that is somebody I would love to see, and what I would even love to be!!!
Now we have all heard that most fat people do not live as long as thinner people, but I have seen some really fat people in their 70s and 80s, some who even weighed over 400 pounds. But when I have seen fat people at such an old age, the tend to be more pear-shaped.
I had once seen an elderly pear-shaped gentleman who looked like he weighed well over 400 pounds and he was about 85 years old. He was not very big in the chest, and had a small round belly above his belt, with and even bigger lower belly below his belt that hung down over his short fat thighs. He wore his pants up high around his waist, unlike apple-shaped guys who's pants tend to slide about halfway down on their butts. This elderly pear-shape old gentleman wore his pants up high, held up with suspenders. He had broad round hips, and a big fat butt.
There was once a gentleman known as Happy Jack Eckert who weighed about 740 pounds. He was born way back in 1877 and died sometime in 1939 at the age of 62 years. But he did not die from obesity. He died when the truck he was driving collided with a freight truck at Flomaton, Ala.
Ten men succeeded in carrying Happy Jack into a hospital and placing him on two beds lashed together. Jack died of fractured ribs and internal injuries. His body was placed in a 500 pound cypress coffin, and hauled to Mobile and buried by his fellow lodge brothers, the Elks and Woodmen of the World.
Who knows? If it had not been for the tragic accident, me may very well have lived another 10 years or so, despite his enormous obesity at 740 pounds.
Here are some photos of Happy Jack Eckert.
He liked to dress up like a great big fat baby boy! I think he looks really cute in this photo. He's a rather handsome gentleman, I think.
Here is a nude photo of Happy Jack Eckert. Yeah, he does look just like a great big fat giant baby boy! Personally, I think he was kind of cute!
And here is a nude oil painting of good ol' Happy Jack Eckert. The name Happy Jack was most appropriate, because he truly was very happy and contented during his life. Being super super obese did not get him down. He was actually proud of his size and put himself on public display, even happy to pose in the nude for photos and a painting.
He was obviously some-what pear-shaped, becuae he had a big butt and big thighs, more lower-body fat, and less upper-body fat, being relatively small in the chest compared to his lower body. So, if one is going to be obese, it is best to carry most of your fat down below, to be more bottom-heavy instead of being top-heavy.
He's a perfect example of how pear-shaped obese people live much longer than apple-shaped obese people. Too bad he was in a motor vehicle accident, otherwise he may very well have lived well into his 70s of even his 80s because he was in fairly good health despite his massive obesity.
Body-shape And Lifespan
As we have all been told by the medical "experts" the more you weigh, the shorter will be your lifespan. Another words, if you weigh 500 pounds, you probably won't live as long as someone who weighs 400 pounds, and if you weigh 400 pounds, you won't live as long as someone who weighs 300 pounds, and if you weigh 300 pounds, you won't live as long as someone who weighs only 200 pounds. etc. etc.
But again, it's not simply a matter of how fat you are, but rather, where you carry most of your fat, so it is quit possible that a pear-shape obese male who weighs 500 pounds or even more may still live much longer than an apple-shaped obese male who only weighs 300 pounds.
The next picture below shows more examples of being pear-shape and apple-shaped.
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The obese pear-shaped male on the left in the great big green shorts, he is 53 years old and weighs about 950 pounds. The obese apple-shaped male in the middle wearing the tiny little red speedo, he was 25 years old and only weighed 530 pounds, so he was much younger, and weighed much less. So, who do you think is goining to be the first to die.
You might at first think, that the obese pear-shape male in the great big green shorts would be the first to die becaus he is much older, and much bigger and fatter, and much heavier, and because of that, he already has two strikes against him! Right?
Notice that the super obese pear-shape male on the left in the great big green shorts, and the apple-shaped obese male in the middle wearing the tiny red speedo, that they both have the same size upper-bodies. They both measure 34 inches around their upper arms, 26 inches around their forearms, 84 inches around the chest, and 128 inches around the upper belly.
But there, the similarity between the two of them ends. That is because the obese pear-shape male has a massive lower-body while the obese apple-shape male has a much smaller lower-body. The pear-shape male measure a whopping 146 inches around his huge broad hips, and his great big fat ass! But the apple-shaped male only measures a measly little 32 inches around his narrow hip and pathetic tiny little butt! The pear-shaped male measures 64 inches around his great big thunder-thighs, while the apple-shaped male only measures 20 inches around his skinny thighs. And finally, the pear-shaped male measures 40 inches around his lower legs, or calves while the apple-shaped male only measure 12 inches around his lower legs.
OK, since they both carry the same amount of fat on their upper-bodies, one could easily argue that they both have the same high levels of the Omega 6 fatty acids, which is known to be damaging to the heart, and to the brain.
But since the pear-shaped male also has even more fat on his lower-body, and since lower-body fat stores up more of the beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids, then the amount of Omega 3 fatty acids he has stored up is more than enough to cancel out the harmful effect of the Omega 6 fatty acids, and So, he still has a much lower risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease.
The apple-shape male with the small pathetic little butt, and the skinny tooth-pick legs, since he has very little lower-body fat, then he has very little of the good Omega 3 fatty acids stored up, and has massive amounts of the bad omega 6 fatty acids stored away. So, he already has developed Type 2 Diabetes, and heart disease! But the pear-shaped male, he is still in good health, he does not have diabetes or heart disease.
The apple-shaped obese male on the right, it is the same person, but only about 2 years later. He has gained a lot of weight, but only on his upper-body while he has gained no weight at all on his lower-body. He then weighed 940 pounds, about 10 pounds less the the pear-shape male in the big green shorts. His upper arms increased from 34 inches to 56 inches around. His forearms increased from 26 to 40 inches around. His chest increast from 84 to 124 inches around. And his belly increased from 128 to a whopping 176 inches around! And so, his belly became much bigger than the 146 inch hips of the pear-shape male in the green shorts. And yet, he still weighed slightly less then the pear-shaped male, because he gained no more weigth on his lower body. His hips were still only 32 inches around. His thighs were still only 20 inches around. And his lower legs were still only 12 inches around.
And so, his upper arms, and even his forearms, were bigger around than his hips! And he died at the age of only 27 years from a massive heart attack, while the pear-shaped male was still alive at 53 years old. That's what happens when you have a massive amount of upper-body fat and narrow hips, a small butt, and skinny legs!
BEING APPLE-SHAPED IS FAR MORE DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH THAN BEING PEAR-SHAPED! YOU WILL GET TYPE 2 DIABETES AND DIE FROM A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK!
AH! BUT BEING APPLE-SHAPED IS ALSO A LOT MORE FUN! YOU WON'T LIVE NEARLY AS LONG AS SOMEONE WHO IS PEAR-SHAPED, BUT YOU WILL HAVE A LOT MORE FUN BEFORE YOU DIE!
OK! So you happen to be apple-shaped! And so, you're probably wondering, how that is that more fun than being pear-shaped?
Well, here are the reasons why the more dangerous apple-shaped fat distrubition is more fun.
1.) You have a huge round belly that is so enormous that you won't be able to find any shirts that are big enough to completely cover your great big round belly!
2.) That huge belly of yours hangs down over the waistband of your pants, down over your goin, down over the front of your pants, down over your thighs, almost down to your knees!
3. You have a great big pair of love-handles that are much broader than your hips, and your love-handles are much bigger than your butt-cheeks, and your love-handles are beginning to hang down over your hips,
4.) You have a great big roll of fat on your lower back that protrudes out much further than your pathetic little butt! So, you now look really ridiculous!!! And it's going to be FUN!!!
5.) because of your huge massive upper-body, your belly hanging down over your pants, then your pants will slide halfway down on your butt. You will not be able to pull your pants up high enough to completely cover your pathetic little butt!
6.) your thin weak legs will barely be able to carry your huge massive upper-body around. You will look really amusing with your huge round massive upper-body and your little butt, and toothpick legs. It will look really funny, and you might even laugh at yourself when looking into a full-length mirror!
7.) Because you are now unable to find any shirts big enough to cover your belly, and will be unable to pull your pants up high enough to completely cover your butt, then you get to go around out in public, SHOWING OFF YOUR BELLYBUTTON AND BUTT-CRACK!!!
NOW, DOESN'T THAT SOUND LIKE FUN!!!
You get to publicly expose your butt-crack, MOONING EVERYBODY AROUND YOU!!!
It's lots of fun, being a great big huge super morbidly obese apple-shaped ugly slob! Your huge round belly way our in front of you, and hanging down to your knees, and bouncing on your knees as your walk down the street, and people staring at you, and whispering rude comments behind your broad back.
If you have a huge belly that hangs down to your knees, it can hold massive quantities of food and drink. You get to eat lots and lots of delicious food, and drink gallons of beer!
HOW TO HAVE LOTS OF FUN WITH YOUR DANGEROUSLY
OBESE AND MASSIVE APPLE-SHAPED MALE UPPER-BODY
Now that you have a huge round belly hanging down to your knees, whatever you do, NEVER, ABSOLUTELY NEVER, WEAR ANY LONG PANTS!!!
ONLY wear SHORT PANTS! Do not even wear knee-length pants, not unless your belly is big enough to hang down below your knees! Only then may you wear knee-length pants, otherwise, only wear shorts that do not reach the knees.
The reason for this, is because you will have more fun walking around out in public.
If your belly hangs down to your knees, and you are wearing long pants, then people will be able to see the legs of your long trousers and the pants cuffs, and people will have no doubt that you're wearing pants, even if they can only see the cuffs.
But on the other hand, if you're only wearing shorts, your belly will hang down over the front of your shorts, and completely concealing your shorts as people see you from the front as you approach them. You will look like you are walking around out in public with no pants on! They will only be able to see your skinny, hairy lower legs and your shoes, but they won't be able to see your shorts that are hidden under your low hanging belly! People might think that you have no pants on, and that where the fun come in!
Only when you walk past other people, and they see you from the side, only then, will they be able to see that you are actually wearing a pair of shorts! And when you are walking away from the onlookers, and they see your back, they will notice how your short are halfway down on your ass, exposing your butt-crack!
The next three pictures below is a cartoon sequence showing a perfect example of exactly what I'm talking about. The cartoon is about a really huge morbidly obese happy lazy slob walking around in the downtown area.
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CLOTHING STYLES FOR THE OBESE APPLE-SHAPED MALE BODY
AND WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHES THE OBESE APPLE-SHAPED MALE
SHOULD BE WEARING
How many times have we heard, the we fat people should not wear light colors, or bright colors, or wild patterns, because they tend to make a large fat person appear even larger, and fatter, while dark colors, or more conservative colors and styles might make you appear more slender.
Pay no attention! Don't listen to such advice! Completely ignore and disregard any such advice, and wear only bright colors, or lights colors, and find the most loudest patterns or designs you can find. Only the most ridiculous looking colors and patterns should be worn to make you look even bigger and fatter!
Now, since you're an obese apple-shaped male with a huge massive upper-body, let us first talk about shirts since your shirts will be much larger than your pants. In fact, your pants or shorts will not be visible at all unless people are looking at you from behind.
Wear only T-shirts. No shirts the buttons on the front. No shirts with any pocket on them. No V-neck shirts or shirts with a collar. Wear only round-neck T-shirts. Wear light colored T-shirts or bright colored T-shirts! No dark colors, only light colors, or bright colors. It you can find T-shirts with horizontal stripes then that's even better, because horizontal stripes will make your huge massive upper-body look even broader. T-shirts with horizontal stripes will make you look like a great big fat kid! Avoid any shirts with vertical strips. Only horizontal stripes should be worn. Also sleeve-less shirts or tank-top shirts are good, because you will show off your great big soft round shoulders. Also, never, but absolutely never, wear shirt long enough to tuck in even cover your bellybutton. You must publicly, and proudly show off your bellybutton!
If you are bald on top of your head, do not cover it with a hat or a cap. Show off your bald head. Also, no beards or mustaches. Shave them off! You want to have a fat round baby face to go with that bald head.
Now for your pants. Again, never, never, absolutely never wear long pants or even knee-length pants. Not unless you're lucky enough to have a huge round belly that hangs way down below your knees! Only then is it permited to wear knee-length pants. Wear only shorts. Bright red shorts are great, but also plaid or checkered shorts, or light gray shorts that show off your sweat stains is also good. When on the beach, wear a speedo! Bright yellow shorts with red polka-dots is really cool, or any kind of swim trunks with bright colors or crazy wild patterns. You want to wear the most ridiculous looking shorts you can find. Also, never wear your shorts up around your waist. Of course, if you're apple-shaped, that's not even possible. Your shorts should be worn halfway down on your butt to publicly and proudly show off your butt-crack!
THAN CLOTHING FOR OBESE PEOPLE WHO ARE PEAR-SHAPED.
The next picture below shows how it's much cheaper to buy clothes when you're apple-shaped while clothing for obese people who are pear-shaped is more expensive.
Notice how I refer to obese males who are apple-shaped as "Apple Boys" and to obese males who pear-shaped as "Pear Men" and so, you're probably wondering why I use that designation. It's because, as I have mentioned earlier, that obese people who are pear-shaped live much longer, while extremely obese males who are a lot more apple-shaped tend to die off at a much younger age, hence, the designations, Apple Boys and Pear Men.
Obese males who are apple-shaped wear really big shirts, but they can still wear much smaller pants. Extra large shirts might cost more than the shirts worn by obese people who are pear-shaped, because apple-shaped obese males need much larger shirts, but even still, your super large shirts will be much cheaper than the great big fat-ass pants worn by people who are pear-shaped.
So, obese apple-shaped males wear great big shirts and small pants while people who are pear-shaped wear smaller shirts and great big pants. If you're apple-shaped, your shirts may cost more than your pants, and more than the shirts worn by those who are pear-shaped, but your shirts are still much cheaper than the pants for pear-shaped people. Also, since you will pay a lot less for pants, the the total cost of your clothing will be much less than it would be for somebody who is pear-shaped.
1.) Apple-shaped obese males wear great big shirts and small pants.
2.) Apple-shaped obese males pay more for their shirts than they do for their pants, but total clothing costs are still much cheaper for apple-shaped guys than for people who are pear-shaped.
3.) Pear-shaped obese people wear smaller shirts and great big pants.
4.) Pear-shaped obese people pay less for their shirts and more for their pants. They even pay less for their shirts the obese males who are apple-shaped, but pants for pear-shaped people cost a Hell of lot more, and their pants alone may cost significantly more than the total clothing costs of obese apple-shaped obese males.
So, as far as the cost of clothing is concerned, clothes for apple-shaped obese males is much cheaper than clothing for obese people who are pear-shaped.
But the medical cost of being apple-shaped is much greater than it is for being pear-shaped. Also apple-shaped obese males die much younger than obese pear-shaped people, however, obese apple-shaped males do have a Hell of a lot more fun during their much shorter lives.
MORE WAYS TO HAVE FUN BEING A SLOPPY AND LAZY
SUPER MORBIDLY OBESE APPLE-SHAPED MALE SLOB
Since you are an apple-shaped obese male with a huge massive upper body, you are now unable to reach around your great big round upper-body to even put on your own pants. You can't even bathe yourself or even wipe your own butt. You will need somebody else to put your pants on for you, to bathe you, and to wipe your butt for you. You can live like a King while other people serve you and take care of you.
Here are some more rules to follow to have more fun being and obese apple-shaped lazy slob.
Be an absolute lazy slob! Never take a shower or a bath more often than once every two weeks! You will then give of a heavy strong musky body odor.
As for footwear. Wear only sandals, or any kind of shoe that will not make your feet sweat. You don't want foot odor. There are skinny people who have foot odor. You only want to give off a heavy musky fat body odor. Then as you enter a large room occupied by many people, your musky BO will fill the room, and you will be the most dominant person in the entire crowd. People will find you even more intimidating, not only because of your enormous size, but also because of your smell. You are a great big fat lazy slob, you should smell like a great big fat lazy slob!
So, imagine this scenario . . . . .
You are a huge morbidly obese apple-shaped male. You stand about 6 feet 4 inches tall. You're about 4 feet wide across your chest, about 7 feet wide across your belly which hangs down over the front of your short pants and almost down to your knees and your 7 feet wide love-handle hang down over your hips, and your hips are only about 2 feet wide and your legs are no bigger around than on an average size person, while your arms are much fatter than your legs!
The shirt you are wearing won't completely cover your belly and the shorts you are wearing are halfway down on your ass, and everybody around you can see your bellybutton and butt-crack. Your arms lay straight out on the sides of your huge round massive upper-body, and as you are walking down the street, you're huffing and puffing, breathing heavily, beads of perspiration breaking out on top of your balding head and flowing down on your plump around face.
As you enter a public building with double doors, some other people has to hold both doors open for you so you can enter the building, and you have to struggle to get through the doors. You haven't taken a shower in over a week, and your strong heavy musky male body odor fills the room, and everybody there is intimidated by your enormous size and your smell, making you the most dominant presence there.
As you walk past other people, you can hear them whispering behind your broad back. You are probably wondering what they are saying about you, and so, you would like to know exactly what they are saying.
Well, here is a little something to greatly enhance the fun you are having . . . . .
WELL, WONDER NO MORE!!!
Of course, some people might notice that it's a LOUD N CLEAR that you're using and they might clam up, so you should also be carrying a little CD player or a Walkman so that they'll think you're only listening to music. Then they won't know that you are actually listening to their conversations and comments about you behind your back.
HAVING MORE FUN AS AN APPLE-SHAPED OBESE MALE
While a lot of obese males are apple-shaped, I have yet to see THE PERFECT APPLE-SHAPED MALE!
Now, I have actually seen some apple-shaped obese male having arms that are bigger around than their legs, having great big fat arms and skinny legs. But I have not yet seen some apple-shaped obese male who's arms were bigger around than his hips! Not yet. But it's something I would really love to see! So, in a lot of my pictures, I depict some apple-shaped obese males as having their arms bigger around than their hips!
A picture is worth a thousand words! So, what more can I say?
And so, here are some more pictures showing how to have more fun as a perfect apple-shaped obese male.
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The next picture below says it all. It's what we are all about! We love being fat and lazy, bald and ugly, morbidly obese greedy diabetic gluttons with heart disease and body odor!
The guy in the picture above has the right attitude! Just eat as much as you please, eat and sleep, don't exercise, and don't even bother to take a shower! The only walking you should do is when you go out to proudly display your huge body in public, and to show off your bellybutton and butt-crack!
Here is another interesting article about the male pot-belly. It is the patriotic duty of every American male in the USA to grow a huge round pot-belly. A man without a great bigt round belly is like a woman without breasts! Of course, all apple-shaped super obese males should also have big breasts, great bigt fat man-boobs, or moobs, that are much larger than any woman's breasts. Dolly Parton, eat your heart out!!!
Every potbelly tells a story
Don't snicker. The male potbelly is as American as apple pie, as diverse as our great country (Girth of a Nation?) and is cultivated with pride by the afficionado.
June 25, 2002
You don't have to be a father to have a potbelly. But if you're a well-fed American male older than 40, chances are you do have one, even if you happen to be hiding it beneath a Hawaiian shirt or that baggy, raggy old XXXL T-shirt that your wife keeps threatening to throw out. There's a reason for this: Men tend to store excess fat in the gut, while women tend to store it in the butt and the thighs. Medical researchers don't know why this happens but it does.
There are, of course, women with potbellies. Frequently they attribute them to the aftereffects of pregnancy, even if they last gave birth during the Ford administration. Men have no such excuses. They can blame their bellies only on chowing down or drinking up. "Mine is beer," says Jerry O'Brien, 63, a Rockville, Md., barber. "It's all beer in here." He pats his belly, then slaps it a little. It responds with a friendly noise, like the sound you'd get if you thumped a nice, ripe cantaloupe packed in blubber. "My father always said it should sound like you're patting a horse's neck," O'Brien says. "My dad had a big one. He looked like he was about eight months' pregnant. He was a plumber and he drank a lot of beer. My dad could shake his belly like Santa Claus and it would roll in waves. I can shake mine, too, but I can't make it wave like his."
Wave or no wave, O'Brien has an impressive belly. It's large and firm, billowing out in front of him like the mainsail of a clipper ship. "Kids like it," he says. "They want to rub it for good luck." Somewhere between a third and half of his customers have potbellies, he says.
"They don't like to talk about their bellies, but they'll talk about mine," he says. "They say, "You have to stand back when you give me a haircut, Jerry, because you can't get any closer.' Or they say, "I bet you can't see your privates unless you stand on a mirror and look down.' And that's true."
The potbelly is a many-splendored thing. It is as diverse and multifaceted as this great nation, coming in all colors, sizes and shapes. There are little potbellies that look like cannonballs and bigger ones that look like bowling balls and jumbo guts that resemble a basketball. There are stately, plump potbellies and enormous potbellies that make the owner look like a man shoplifting a watermelon. There are potbellies that remind you of sacks of flour and potbellies that swell like the biggest bubble gum bubble ever blown. There are those flabby potbellies that inspired the oke about Dunlop's disease -- Your belly done lopped over your belt -- and tight, taut potbellies that look like a subcutaneous suit of armor. There's the "Puttin' on a few pounds, eh, Joe?" potbelly and the "Jeez, Joe has really let himself go" potbelly. And there's the top-of-the-line potbelly that makes you sigh with awe, saying "Whew, that thing's probably got its own Zip code!"
Every potbelly is unique and each has its own story, like the good-belly-gone-to-seed described by Zora Neale Hurston in her classic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God: "Joe wasn't so young as he used to be ... His prosperous-looking belly that used to thrust out so pugnaciously and intimidate folks, sagged like a load suspended from his loins. It didn't seem to be part of him anymore."
In America, there are two main varieties of bodybuilders -- those who lift weights and those who hoist beers. The weightlifter's biceps are a monument to asceticism, narcissism, self-denial, strength, gyms and dumbbells. The beer guzzler's potbelly is a monument to great dinners and fine wines, to Mom's meatloaf and the wife's home cooking, to the corner bar and the keg party, to the simple American pleasure of basking in the Barcalounger with a Bud and bag of chips, watching athletes sweat on TV.
The potbelly is 100 percent natural. Babies have them. So do such prominent Americans as comedian John Goodman, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, Redskins announcer Sonny Jurgensen, D.C. police Chief Charles Ramsey and the singer-rapper Cee-Lo, who wraps his naked belly in a feather boa and slaps it affectionately in his Closet Freak video.
The potbelly is as American as apple pie, the Big Mac, the Big Gulp, cotton candy, hot dogs, corn dogs, chili dogs, the Hungry Man's Breakfast Special and the all-you-can-eat buffet. The potbelly is as much a part of the landscape of America as amber waves of grain. Our noble yeoman farmers advertise their food-producing prowess by cultivating their bellies along with their crops.
"Men wear their belts low here, there being so many outstanding bellies, some big enough to have names of their own and be formally introduced," Garrison Keillor wrote of his mythic Minnesota farm town, Lake Wobegon. "Those men don't suck them in or hide them in loose shirts; they let them hang free, they pat them, they stroke them as they stand around and talk. How could a man be so vain as to ignore this old friend who's been with him at the great moments of his life?"
The potbelly forces men who detest shopping to go out and buy new pants, new belts, loafers to replace the shoes they can't quite bend down to tie anymore, and new shirts to replace the ones whose lower buttons abruptly popped off under the unrelenting pressure of an expanding abdomen.
The potbelly has been the subject of countless scientific studies. In Boston, researchers identified an enzyme that causes fat to accumulate in the abdomen. In England, scientists are hunting for a "beer-gut gene." And Swedish researchers found that stress causes the body to produce cortisol, a hormone that encourages the storage of fat in the gut.
Unfortunately, having a few drinks to relieve your stress doesn't help: Alcohol also causes the body to produce cortisol. All these scientists agree that a potbelly is unhealthy. In fact, a fat gut is far worse than a fat butt. "The abdomen is probably the worst place to store fat metabolically," says James Hill, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado, "because it increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease."
More research needs to be done. Scientists have not yet discerned the difference between beer guts created by drinking beer and those whose origins are from products elsewhere on the food pyramid, Hill says. Nor have they discovered why some potbellies are taut while others suffer from Dunlop's disease.
But there are men who claim to know these things, men who have studied the potbelly closely by living with one for decades -- men like Jack Germond, the veteran political reporter and author of an autobiography titled Fat Man in a Middle Seat. "There's a difference between a pot created with good steak and good whiskey and one you get eating lemon meringue pie," Germond says.
What's the difference?
And how did he create his?
"It wasn't eating pie," he says.
Chris Zimmerman, a wine salesman who lives outside Seattle, claims that his potbelly has actually begun to resemble a case of wine. "My gut is about the size of a 12-bottle case -- with rounded edges on the box," he says. "The wine-case gut is a different gut depending on what kind of wine you drink. I sell exclusively Italian wines, so I have a gut that was developed by drinking copious quantities of Barolo and Chianti and eating pasta and risotto. Basically, it sits higher than the beer gut, and it's firmer than a gut created by eating chicken-fried steaks and lemon meringue pie."
Occasionally, Zimmerman announces to his wife and kids that he's decided to shrink his potbelly by dieting. This is not popular with his daughters, who are 4 and 7 years old. "My daughters like my gut," he says. "They call it "the big pillow.' They think of it as a place to cuddle up while I read a story." His wife may have a different opinion. "I think she'd probably be happy if the big pillow was a little pillow."
When it comes to caring for the big pillow, Zimmerman believes in the wisdom of the Potbelly Credo, formulated by his friend Todd Ruby, a wine importer who lives in Silver Spring. "Get out in the sun because tan fat looks better than white fat," Ruby says. "And do a modest amount of stomach-strengthening exercises because fat in a cardboard box looks better than fat in a Hefty bag."
"The perfect potbelly has to have shape, form, presence, firmness and most of all character," says Jim "Hoolie" Decaire.
Decaire should know. He's the Bert Parks of the potbelly, a man who organizes the annual Ultimate Beer Gut contest and serenades the audience with his song Beer Gut, an anthem with a rousing chorus:
Your beer gut is your buddy
It's a friend who's always near
And all you ever have to do
Is feed it lots of beer
Potbelly once signaled prestige
June 25, 2002
For much of history, the potbelly was a mark of distinction, proof that God had bestowed his bounty upon you. "It was a sign of prestige to have enough food to get fat," says anthropologist David Givens. "And a large belly was a way to display your wealth."
In England in 1600, a man who didn't eat enough to grow his own potbelly would wear a fake one made of quilted canvas -- a "belly piece" that hung over his belt in a faux Dunlop. His wife padded her hips with a sausagelike accessory that was called, believe it or not, a "bumroll."
In America in 1900, a man with a belly was a "man of substance," and he called attention to his gut by using it as a display pillow for his fancy gold pocket watch.
In cultures around the world, a folk hero emerged -- a jolly fat man who dispenses gifts to children. In the West, he's called Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas, and he possesses a "little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly." In Asia, he's known as Putai or Hotei, the squatting fat man depicted in statues in countless Chinese restaurants.
"He's like the Buddhist Santa Claus -- he carries a sack and gives out candy to kids," says Jeff Wilson, author of The Buddhist Guide to New York. "That big fat belly is a symbol of abundance and wealth -- spiritual wealth and material wealth."
But fat also came to symbolize the spiritual diseases of greed and gluttony -- a sign that the pleasures of the flesh had triumphed over the cultivation of the spirit. In the late 1800s, American political cartoonists were depicting evil capitalists and corrupt politicians as fat men with cigars, top hats and enormous bellies who sat, literally and figuratively, atop the scrawny, starving masses.
These days, the masses are neither scrawny nor starving, at least not in the United States, where obesity is epidemic, particularly among the poor. Today, capitalists and national politicians are likely to be thinner than hoi polloi. "I'm trying to think of the last time we had a politician with a real good potbelly -- it's been a while," Germond laments. "They all seem to want to look like Robert Redford."
Today's capitalists tend to be thin, too, says Bill Regardie, the former fat man, former businessman and former publisher of several business magazines named after himself. "If you can afford spas and personal trainers and plastic surgery, you're not going to have a potbelly," he says. "The higher you go on the socioeconomic scale, the thinner people are."
Regardie used to have a serious gut, but in the late '80s he had it removed by liposuction. It hurt like hell, he says, but still recommends it to friends.
"Absolutely!" he says. "It's the American way!"
Now we are living in the Age of Abs. Magazines regularly tout a new beauty standard for the American gut -- a rippled, muscular look known as the "six-pack."
"A flat stomach is the Holy Grail of fitness," proclaims Self magazine in an article titled "Wow Abs Now!"
Many men have succumbed to this insidious propaganda campaign, and they now spend hours working to create abs of their very own through a regimen of sit-ups, crunches, leg lifts and torso twists. These abs guys tend to fall into three main categories:
1. Single guys
2. Divorced guys
3. Gay guys
Married guys tend to be skeptical of the whole abs thing. Given a choice between six-pack abs and a six-pack of beer, your average married man will go for the brewski every time. Ask the average married dad about abs and he'll tell you he's not fully convinced that they actually exist. "Abs? My high school biology teacher never mentioned them. Were they just discovered or what?"
The pot-belly use to be a simbol of wealth and prestege, but now, it's become a symbol of poverty since in this day and age, rich people are slimming down and becoming thinner, while obesity is increasing among the poor.
I SAY, GOOD!!!
For far too many centuries, poor people were always starving, and always way too thin. It's about time that we poor folk all got nice and fat, even super super obese, with huge round bellies that we are just barely able to carry around, or so huge we can't carry them around at all!
Thos rich guys who are trying to slim down, and build up hard muscular six-pack abs, they are unpatriotic. Every patriotic American male should have a belly that is like a great big beer keg instead of a six-pack!
Also, every American male shoud strive to have a huge round belly that is so big that no shirt will completely cover his belly, and his belly should hang down over his belt, down over the front of his pants, and even down to his knees!
His low hanging belly should cause his pants to slide halfway down on his butt. So, it is the patriotic duty of every obese apple-shaped American male go around out in public showing off his bellybutton and butt-crack!!!
While it's far more dangerous to your health to be apple-shaped, which greatly increases your risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease, then . . .
ALSO REMEMBER . . .
It's a lot more fun being apple-shaped instead of pear-shaped, because . . .
You get to go around out in public, showing off your bellybutton and butt-crack!
True, as an obese apple-shaped male, you won't live as long as an obese person who is more pear-shaped, but you will have a Hell of a lot more fun, mooning the world around you!!!
Stop pedophiles BOYCOTT AMAZON!