Okay, so I’m going to make a sweeping generalization that may offend a few people.
Nerds, as a community, need to lose a few pounds.
I acknowledge that this is especially a bitch statement coming from a girl blessed with an Asian metabolism. I will preface this by saying that I definitely think that the priority is for people to feel good about themselves and their bodies no matter what their size. However, reaching for and maintaining a certain BMI is just healthy. I love you nerds, and I just want you to be healthy and feel good about yourselves!
And yes, I do believe that nerds are more likely to be overweight. Why? Because many nerds are not athletically blessed, so we tend to spend more time on our asses reading and gaming and blogging. Which is awesome, but it doesn’t burn many calories. Your D&D character might have +4 to endurance and +3 to athletics, but unfortunately, this does not translate to real life.
Also, fact, Think Geek apparel offers most of its items in an XXXXL. So…yeah.
Because my mother didn’t keep junk food in the house, I was able to stay slim for most of my life. However, sitting at my desk 50+ hours a week and having the freedom to purchase anything I wanted at Trader Joe’s destroyed my waistline within a few months of graduating college. So, a few months ago, Jesse & I decided to try the slow carb diet.
Within a month, I lost 10 lbs. Jesse lost 20 lbs.