Obesity is “inevitable” according to diet experts. Get used to it. Be fat. Celebrate.

July 4, 2008

Big and Proud and not to blame. Cakes. Cakes. Cakes


Obesity is officially no longer the individuals fault. The person eating all the food, doing no exercise, lazing in a rocking chair drinking Dr Pepper and guzzling down Doritos faster than an Olympic athlete injects nandroline is now no longer to blame. According to a “report” released into the wild today and compiled by over 250 experts , “individuals can no longer be held responsible for obesity“. Which implies before today they were to blame. In a stroke of genius they came up with a new word as well. Apparently we live in a “obesogenic” society. And a blameless one.

The fat scientists said that dramatic and comprehensive action was required to stop the majority of us becoming obese by 2050. Or as you and I put it. jogging. Joke aside though, can the blame really be taken from the individual? Is it not their fault any more? If we take away the personal, individual blame and place it, well, nowhere, then surely it employs people to do anything without any guilt, without any question and without consequence.

Is it a numbers game? at what point does the blame get taken from the individual? Its crazy talk to say that a fat person isn’t to blame for what they put inside themselves surely? If they are not to blame, then we here will take the blame. It is our fault that we are in the throws of an epidemic of biblical proportions. It is almost like been given carte blanche to be fat. When there is no more room in hell, the fat will walk the earth. And taketheblame will shoulder the burden.

So much has the blame been taken away from the individual in this crisis that highly intelligent doctors such as Susan Jebb of the medical research council said that “in this environment it is surprising that anyone is able to remain thin” ….??? What the…? Sorry, have we all lost our legs? Can we not move? expend energy? Make it illegal to be obese and watch the figures drop. Give fast food burger joints an age restriction. Over 18s only. There is a no smoking ban, bring in a no eating ban. Make the fat people stand outside. In the rain. People have to take responsibility for their weight, for their health.

What else did we learn? Well, it is inevitable. INEVITABLE!

Obesity is “an inevitable consequence of a society in which energy-dense and cheap foods, labour saving devices, motorised transport sedentary work were rife.” No, Its an inevitable consequence of eating too much and walking too little. Taking the blame from the individual is only going to exacerbate the problem.

Some statistics. By 2050

60% of men, 50% of women, and 26% of children and young people will be obese

Cases of type 2 diabetes will have risen by 70%

Cases of stroke will have risen by 30%

Cases of coronary heart disease will have risen by 20%

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