Life in the Fat Lane
Life in the fat lane
Since the War on Fat began, in the 1980's, Obesity rates have doubled.
For the past 100 years fast food marketing has worked to infect our lizard brains.
Food marketing targets vunerabilities and manipulates through psychology and color to break down defense mechanisms – The Lizard brain Virus.
We don't need no stinkin War on Fat, we need upgrades to our brain's internal security programs.
The Definition of FAT:
- Too Flabby
- The best or Most Rewarding Part (1560)
But we are more than just Fat
We are infected with a brand new "disease," thanks to fast-food and marketing, with what is now called Morbidly Obese.
The "Internet" defines Morbid thusly:
Treatments, Advice, Myths and Legends
Per the "Internet"
Weight the Truth, Facts, What Works
vs Steaminng Pile of Excuses
Advice World Wide Web:
As Per the Internet
Our all time favorite claim is - To “qualify” for weight loss surgery you must be considered morbidly obese.
And then there are the odd-ball, whackadoo theories about shower curtains: Vinyl plastic compound tributyltin (TBT) in shower curtains can trigger obesity for three generations.
Myth: Chronic Condition for which there is no cure
False – People can and do lose weight
Myth: To be so fat your life has no worth
Myth: Blame your genes
Between 1980 and 2000, the number of obese people doubled – too fast for genetics to be solely responsible. (see 1970's)
Myth: No self control
Ignores external stimilus influences. Personal resolve ignores how how surroundings and mental states determine what/how people eat.
Myth: Too sedentary lifestyle
People can and do lose weight without exercise. We consume 500 more calories per day now than in the late 1970s before obesity rates accelerated. We eat the equivalent of Thanksgiving feasts twice a week.
Myth: Curable through education on diet and nutrition
A 2012 Hopkins study discovered 60 % (6 out of 10) doctors and nurses today are overweight or obese. Nearly 70% of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. We ask, If people who provide health care cannot control their weight, why would nutrition education alone make a difference for others?
Myth: Lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables
People ignore choices. Junk-food marketing dominates in convenience stores and supermarkets.
Myth: Eligible for Gastric surgery
Permanent tether to expensive customized health care and can regain weight
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