I was talking to my friend who is a medical Resident the other day for the first time in a long while. We eventually started touching on some fat acceptance type topics. She generally agrees that metabolism is going to keep most people from getting permanantly to a “healthy” weight. But the one thing she invariably brings up when we talk about this is this concept of Enablers.
According to her, there are people out there who are immobilized by fat, whose family will cook and then feed them up to 7 meals a day.
I think she probably met 1 person like this and has extrapolated, because she always refers to the fat person as the man and the enabler as a woman. I guess my question is, is this really common? Are there fat people out there who have their very own personal chef there to enable what I can only assume is some kind of binge eating disorder? (And where can I sign up? – sans binge eating)
It just seems like the oddest story to me. I find it hard to believe that in this fatphobic world someone would continually overfeed feed their stationary relative. But then, I’ve been watching the show “Intervention” a lot lately, and I also find it hard to believe that people would still provide free food and lodging for their meth addicted alchoholic stripper daughter.
So yeah, has anyone heard of this? Or do we think it is just another straw-fatty.
Updated to rephrase some stuff cause I didn’t like how it sounded.