Only logged in members can reply and interact with the post.
Join SimilarWorlds for FREE »

I think my little brother finally gets it.

His was whining about his pants being tight and knee pain and he got on the scale for the first time in who knows how long and was shocked to see he weighs 347lbs. He's 5'8 lucky jerk he's taller than me. My brother loves to eat and struggles with depression so he has always gravitated towards food. Yesterday he came home from work with a bag of taco bell and didn't share with anyone. Our big brother told him he probably set a record for the fattest asian man in the world and said he should move to Japan to be a sumo. I told him that wasn't funny.

I get it because years ago i struggled with alcohol pretty badly and i too struggle with depression. I just don't know how to help him because even he said he know he needs to do something but doesn't know where to start or what to do
smiler2012 · 56-60
[@tempurshrimp] first of all your brother needs too realise this is far from healthy and when it accepts it that is a good starting point . the next thing is getting him too underatand what he doing too his body and the issues like blood pressure heart diesease and stroke if he carries on perhaps he needs an exercise regime just walking . i am about his height and retired the end of lat year where i was overweight then and with christmas too i had too do something so i have been walking an hour and a half each day weather permitting and i have lost weight sadly my downfall is not food but beer
TempuraShrimp · 26-30, M
@smiler2012 yeah and that's how our dad died...heart attack. Our dad wasn't a huge guy but he was overweight
You start small is what you do.

Food addiction is one of the hardest addictions to overcome. In fact, ots an addiction many develop when they are trying to overcome other addictions.
(That or smoking).

He needs to start small.
And to realize what ever small changes he makes are gonna be life long ones - no temporary diets and shit .

And that its going to take years.

But if he implements small changes such as 'reducing sugar', 5 minutes of resistance training a dayor reducing carbs or whatever ...its all a step towards better health .

They say it takes about 3 months to make a new habit....but everyone is different.

But if he makes even two small changes a year, itll help him.

The worst thing he could do is try to make drastic changes or go on some fad diet . They do nothing except make people give up .

Also let him kniwthe has something on his sode already - great strength.
Heavy people afe usually strong . Which means jes got good muscles.
So something like resistence training - if only in short bouts - is a great place to start.

I hope he finds inspiration somewhere.
TempuraShrimp · 26-30, M
@OogieBoogie He is strong. He hefted a 90lb Christmas tree box by himself last year. My ass couldn't pick it up lol.
@TempuraShrimp see!
He should go with what his strengths are.

I forgot to make it obvious, that he has to make one small change at a time. No - "oh i can make three" .

Personally, i think walking would be excellent - even if for just ten minutes. (Thigh muscles are big muscles - require a lot of energy).
TempuraShrimp · 26-30, M
@OogieBoogie His legs are solid though pure muscle even though theyre large. It's weird because if you poke his belly you legit feel muscle. I kinda wanna ask him if he wants to go into powerlifting cause i think he would be fantastic
BlueGreen · 31-35, M
Just a small step and continuation of those steps.

Post Comment