Obesity is the 21st century scape goat. Someone please tell Michelle Obama to stop trying to fight something that is a natural part of our evolution. Homosexuallity was considered a disease until the 70’s, who is to say that they will not figure out that obesity is not a disease in a few years as well?
How can an evolutionary adaptation be considered a disease?
Those that deprive their lives of things (like foods they love, spending time away from the thread mill, etc.) need a make you feel guilty for not being like them. Being fit is the 21st century peer pressure. They need to feel good about themselves, and because doctors endorse going to the gym nowadays like they endorced going to the bar 60 years ago, gym rats are the new abnoxious drunks.
Doctors are taught that obesity makes you more likely to have this or that disease. If anything DNA has shown that the obesity gene is related to many diseases, regardless of what your weight is. But the myth carries on.
If a doctor can’t explain why you have anything, they just blame on your weight, eating habits or whatever else the can, regardless of the truth of the matter. Anyone can have any disease for any reason, all it takes is to be alive! It is funny how every single time I saw a doctor that gave me a diagnoses and blamed it on my weight I politely asked them to show me the study that proved that the two were related. One occasion, a few weeks later I received a letter from the doctor’s office telling me that they did not wish me to be their patient anymore. I have heard a lot of excuses, but not found one shred of evidence that anything I have or ever had could be blamed solely on my weight and/or eating habits.
Science used to blame God for the unexplainable, now they can just blame you, and make you feel awful about yourself, creating all sorts of eating and mental health disorders.
If Oprah, the wealthiest woman in the planet, constantly fights with her weight, who is to say that her body is not just trying to adjust to what it should be? In some african tribes, being “fat” is a desireable trait. Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic sex symbols, by today’s standards would be considered fat.
I am considered mordibly obese, yet I have no health problems I didn’t have when I wasn’t considered overweight (I have asthma). What I do have is plenty of people trying to make me feel inadequate and telling me what I can and can’t enjoy in life.
I am not fat because I am lazy! No one is. Trust me, anyone overweight in this day and age is not lazy. I tried every single diet plan, regimen, etc there is out there. I exercised so much that I destroyed my knee in the process. Because I needed to fit society’s box on what I should look like. The day I started living life to the fullest and stopped fighting it, my health improved, my outlook on life changed.
Please open your mind, forget the concepts someone gave you and make your own decisions. No one is fat because they want to. No one should try to be someone they are not.