I have personal experience with this, worked as a nutritionist and personal trainer for years. This idea even a decent percentage of overweight/obese
people are overweight/obese due to medical issue is an inaccurate excuse. Yes, thyroid issues effect a tiny percentage of people, as does a severe
injury, but that in no way is the majority.
Nine times out of ten, people are obese due to a lifestyle issue, poor diet and lack of activity. Nine times out of ten, when a client is put on a
healthy diet, cuts out the sodas, the processed food, eat more organic fruit and veggies, healthy meat, cut out the processed sugar, etc, and they
increase their activity levels, whether by working out in a gym or taking up jogging, they lose weight. Period. There's a reason when you're in a gym
you see a bunch of athletic and good looking people, both men and women. They are in there most days working at it! And, they eat healthy! People make
this more complicated than it needs to be.
I also, during a rough time in my life where I hated my job where fastfood was the only real option many days and was working 60+ hours a week, was
eating unhealthy and drinking a fair amount on the weekends, ballooned up to 250 lbs. It was due to my lifestyle. Then, I decided to change back to
being healthy, salads, veggies, protein bars and exercise 6 days a week. Cut out the alcohol too. Guess what? I dropped down to 180 lbs. That's not to
say everyone or anyone has to do the same, but rather it is to say when you change your lifestyle to a healthier one, you generally are more healthy
and look fitter. Triathletes look like triathletes because.....they train like triathletes.
We also, and people KNOW this, witness every time we go grocery shopping, obese people stacking soda and chips and cookies and processed cereal and
microwavable meals in their carts. It's an issue of poor choices and a poor lifestyle. And if you aren't willing to take 20-30 mins to prepare dinner,
your activity levels likely aren't where they should be. People who work out regularly somehow find the time for the most part to prepare healthy
meals. Those who don't workout appear to act like the time just isn't there. It's a choice. It's a priority. Great students find the time to study,
poor ones apparently don't have the time.
There's also something being missed in the attraction conversation. People are also attracted to people with similar lifestyles. If I enjoy being
outdoors, hiking, running, exercising, enjoy the gym, enjoy eating healthy, why am I going to be attracted to someone who doesn't value the same
lifestyle? Lifestyle matters in attraction. If I'm active and eat healthy, I want a partner who shares those same interests and part of that is
someone who LOOKS like they share those same interests.
Ultimately, people can live how they want to live but it's quite ridiculous to tell someone who they should and should not be attracted to. As if you
can even control it. Look back at human history. Look at how humans have looked over thousands of years. Much skinnier than the average American
today. That's what our brains were meant to be attracted to. That's how humans should naturally look, prior to all the poor food and sedentary
lifestyles came along. But, we have people arguing you can change the way a human looks, to the point they don't resemble what human kind has looked
like for thousands upon thousands of years and we're suddenly supposed to be attracted to a different looking human, an unhealthy human. Our brains
are rigged to be attracted to good looking, fit people, for the purpose of procreation. Why do guys check out a good looking woman walking down the
street? It often happens without you thinking about it, it's a natural reaction. Our brains are supposed to find that attractive, it's not a choice.
edit on 5-5-2014 by MysticPearl because: (no reason given)