Symptoms of Fat People

“symptoms of fat people” showed up today in the table of items people searched on* that led them to my site.

So: what are “symptoms of fat people”?  I always thought it was weight vs height. Or visible padding.   What else?   Breathing hard?   Physical weakness?  Diabetes?   An obsession with what other people think of them and what they eat?   Dieting?   Lack of exercise?   Lots of exercise?  

What do you think?

*These are also known as Search Terms.







27 responses to “Symptoms of Fat People”

  1. spoonfork38 Avatar

    I had to laugh—I interpreted the post title in my reader as “You might be a fat person if . . . ”

    You mean people can’t tell just by looking anymore? Fancy that!

    1. living400lbs Avatar

      Frightening, isn’t it? :)

  2. lifeonfats Avatar

    You left out being smelly. ;-D

    1. living400lbs Avatar

      True! Because no one else ever sweats! :)

  3. hsofia Avatar

    Sounds like someone trying to find out what sort of health problems are common to fat people.

    1. living400lbs Avatar

      Or maybe the symptoms of those health problems. :)

      1. hafidha sofia Avatar
        hafidha sofia


  4. Lindsay Avatar

    There has been some panic lately that fat people don’t know they’re fat; maybe your “symptoms of fat people” Googler has taken that to heart.

    “Am I fat? I don’t *think* so … but OMG! The Fat Gap! I might be fat and not even know it OH NOES…!!!”

  5. Anna Avatar

    BWA HA HA HA. I love the idea of someone going “I think I might have caught the fat. What are the symptoms?”

  6. scattered marbles Avatar

    Rofl that is great, it has to be interesting to find out what people are actually searching for. Kind of makes me re-think typing in some search terms I am wondering about :P

  7. crookedfinger Avatar

    Wait, what? There may be SYMPTOMS of fatness now, other than, like, fat all over my body? Crap, maybe I’m not fat after all. I’d better consult the intarwebz…

    1. living400lbs Avatar

      I know! It’s, like, being fat isn’t just about being padded!

      1. crookedfinger Avatar

        I feel like walking up to a doctor now and asking “How do I know if I’m fat?”

        1. living400lbs Avatar

          I just want you to know I am SHAKING WITH LAUGHTER right now in my cube at work.


          1. crookedfinger Avatar

            Hope you didn’t get in trouble! I’d say sorry, but I’m not… :D

              1. annie Avatar

                i do think its a genuine and fair question but theres always some plonker.

  8. HairyLegs Avatar

    symptom of fat: irrational hatred of the mitten industry.

    1. spoonfork38 Avatar

      I’d like to hear from the glove manufacturers–because I end up buying several replacement pairs every single winter . . .

      But I suppose “Absentminded women support glove industry!” isn’t as catchy a headline.

  9. lifeonfats Avatar

    I would have loved the mitten industry to follow me around last Sunday in NYC. It was 40 degrees out, rainy, windy and my hands were still chilly under my fleece gloves.

    1. living400lbs Avatar

      I think if I lived in a colder part of the country I’d wear mittens over my gloves.

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