- Sep 20, 2018
Your post is correct in spirit. We agree fat people are not always at fault and shaming is bad. But the literal reading of this statement is problematic, because you can't get bigger without a caloric surplus, and thinner people don't have higher metabolisms.Eating isn't the only cause of obesity, though...
It is true that all sorts of health problems and stress can make people crave more food and make people crave worse food. Overeating isn't just a lack of will or laziness. If your hormones are screwed up, you really just will not be able to lower your calories very much. ...but the obesity problem isn't so much worse in America because we have more health problems than other countries that cause this. Many Americans have a very warped sense of what a "normal" portion of food looks like. Once again, I'm not blaming big people, because I know I have difficulties with this. If the restaurant gives me too much food, I know I feel compelled to eat it all... Being surrounded by people who eat too much makes it very hard to be the one eating less. Culture is to blame more so than any one person I think.
In summary, it is food, but that doesn't mean anyone can just decide to eat less or better.