posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 03:44 AM
It's almost all about laziness and addiction. The OP is exactly right. I don't know which comes first, but in my own case, I lived with a morbidly
obese partner for several years and can vouch first hand for this exact behaviour. I even found my own eating habits sliding into hell, which caused
me problems much more quickly, simply because I was eating what I cooked for him, and the portions were massive.
He's long gone from my life, thankfully, and my weight and health are almost back to where they should be, but it's such an insidious process, this
obesity thing. Firstly, there was a huge sense of entitlement on his part...he wanted what he wanted, and if he didn't get it in terms of food, life
would be miserable. At the same time, he would look for every other solution imaginable to lose weight, besides actually getting off the couch. It was
never his fault, he was a victim of his genes, he had a disease...anything but admit he was at fault.
Modern foods are addictive, and I can't agree enough with the posters who say that we need to get back to an old fashioned unrefined vegetable rich
diet that we grow and cook ourselves. Our dependence on refined wheat for instance, is now so much part of most people's lives that we actually
suffer withdrawal symptoms if we try a wheat free diet. Headaches, cravings, feeling sick....it all happens. It's an addictive substance, white
flour, and very hard for a lot of people to digest, causing other digestion problems in the process. And dairy....how insane are our dairy consumption
levels? Put the two things together, and there is a large part of your obesity epidemic. And we haven't even started on the artificial
I kinda see the human race dividing itself naturally into people who are food and health aware, and who can GROW and COOK for themselves, and people
who thing that all foods come out of a packet, straight into the microwave, and have that weird over-seasoned plasticy taste. It's a matter or
personal responsibility and if they got themselves there, I have no sympathy for them...it's up to them to fix it. I'm not going to apologise for
that sounding harsh either.