Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
But when and where so you find time with all that going on to burn 10? Are you willing to spend time at the gym in lieu of your family? How about you miss a huge deal because you couldn't answer your cellphone midday because you were in the sauna?
It's a Catch-22.
We are talking about people who are obese, not 10 lbs over weight.
Jesus Dane, I thought your reading comprehension was better than that.
Originally Posted by Mr. Flopnuts
Stuffing down pain is actually a great analogy. For a lot of folks food is the one joy that is affordable to them that alleviates the pain they suffer in their day to day lives. Everything from marital problems, to work problems, to just being a social pariah in the World. It's a cycle that is very hard to break, and one that is far more a mental issue than just a physical one.
You know how I feel about this. Depression and emotional issues ARE real and should be treated. Lumping obesity as a whole into a disease is ridiculous as you already stated.
Again, this isn't me bashing on people who have gone through or are going through tons of issues because I myself haven't ever had to go through any of it. This is about the fact we know exactly what causes obesity, there isn't a magic secret. Can it be the by product of another disease? Sure. Is it largely related to a disease for most of the population? No.