“Two Fat Professors” fight for colleges to add fat studies to the curriculum

“Professors” make useless courses because they want to get paid for “teaching” them. This ought to be downright illegal. Colleges that allow this shit to happen should lose all federal funding and get hit with fraud charges.

Two professors at a midwestern university are working to develop and legitimize the field of “fat studies,” a discipline that examines the cultural and sociological phenomenon of overweight and obese human beings.

Their website, “Two Fat Professors,” declares that the academics are “fighting fatphobia with education, community-building and a lot of sass.”

In October, meanwhile, Thoune, heralding the possible rise of a fat-based “revolution,” urged readers to rally in part against “flyers for weight loss” and “getting ‘healthy’ messaging” on campus.

Stoll wrote about discovering doctors who have “weight-inclusive” practices.


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Fatties are getting crazy. The self-proclaimed “Donut Queen” told St. Olaf College students back in April that fitness instructors are actually Nazis.

Their employers should revoke their health insurance plans because they are intentionally harming themselves with this lifestyle and the rest of the insurance plan holders who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle shouldn’t be forced to pay for it.

Yeah, well, they can have all the courses they want in anything they want; but that doesn’t make it required. Though I actually kind of want a degree in “Fat Studies” just to say I have one.

Greta needs to see what these two professors are doing. Fatties produce too much Co2

The total impact of obesity may be extra emissions of ~700 megatons per year of carbon-dioxide, which is about 1.6% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions

On a global scale, obesity contributes to an extra GHG emissions of ~49 megatons per year of CO2 equivalent from oxidative metabolism due to greater metabolic demands, ~361 megatons per year of CO2eq from food production processes due to increased food intake, and ~290 megatons per year of CO2eq from automobile and air transportation due to greater body weight.

A challenge for reducing total GHG burden may be the size of the average person on the planet and the increasing number of people with excess body weight.

We used data on GHG emissions from various sources and estimated that obesity is associated with ~20% greater GHG emissions compared with the normal‐weight state. we used our estimate of the “extra” GHG emissions in CO2eq for a single person with obesity compared with a person of normal weight (see text) and inferred the total additional burden of obesity in absolute terms, based on global and regional obesity prevalence rates and the size of the population (for adults); we then calculated the total additional burden of obesity in relative terms, based on global and regional CO2 and GHG emission data.

Inasmuch as obesity is an important contributor to global GHG burden, strategies to reduce its prevalence should prioritize efforts to reduce GHG emissions.

Accordingly, reducing obesity may have considerable benefits for both public health and the environment.

Source: The Environmental Foodprint of Obesity ;

Published in Obesity (the peer-reviewed journal of The Obesity Society); vol 28 no 1 (Dec 20, 2019)


Faidon Magkos, Inge Tetens, Susanne Gjedsted Bügel, Simon Rønnow Schacht, Arne Astrup: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (NEXS), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Claus Felby: Section for Forest, Nature and Biomass, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

James O. Hill: Department of Nutrition Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Eric Ravussin: Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.



Being significantly overweight has serious health consequences, beyond limited mobility and life satisfaction. The cost of obesity in the USA is astronomical, and should be dealt with. As a former fat guy…being fat is bad for you. And for those who are not overweight, it shows you have little self-control or awareness of your own body. Go ahead, gain weight, think nothing of it. Because there will always be services that will charge you a fortune to do liposuction, or staple or band your stomach. These two fatsos are probably getting bankrolled by those that make a buck off obesity in this country.

I could see a program on how not to be fat. This is utter insanity- fat is very bad for the body-period. End stop.

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In a perfectly sane and reasonable world the headline for this would be:

“Two Fat Professors” fight to the death over the last stale donut.

It’s always interesting to me to be in the grocery store checkout line behind someone obese. :wink:

Your heart was designed to work for only one person. These behemoths have hearts working for 2 - 3 - 4 - sky’s the limit. Death by Donut.

Me too; I mean when you hit 300+, shouldn’t that be a warning? You really don’t need to take it up to 600 or 800 for the flag to go up. Then they gotta be hauled to the rendering facility. https://youtu.be/ZdCADysqjIA?t=3

Notice how their proposed solution is to remove the shame, rather than remove the fat.

As if the problem is society’s perceptions rather than the issue society is reacting to.

Isn’t this the same sort of mentality they apply to all other problems? Just work on changing society’s perceptions, make everyone put on rose-tinted glasses. No problem if people don’t know about it, or don’t care.

Doesn’t sound much different than the alphabet soup movement, does it? :wink: