Originally Posted by Prison Bitch
The fact this epidemic is such a recent phenomenon really ends any discussion it's a "disease"
Good point, and the struggle is figuring out... given the constraints, how can we solve the problem.
How do you reduce obesity when you have "big food" using deceptive labeling? How do you convince people to make better food, when they don't know how to cook? How do you convince frugal people to buy better food when good food is unbelievably expensive? How do you convince people to stay on diets and exercise programs when: 1) they fail because they're not reading labels right; 2) they fail because they got suckered into some sham diet or exercise plan; 3) they fail because they don't have the money to pay for a trainer?
For example... I'm not a big fan of running. And I don't get people's obsession with it. If you can do it consistently, good for you. But too many people think that running an hour a day is the best way to lose weight. So much miseducation out there about how to keep yourself in good shape.