Researchers have designed this diagram about obesity. It is my contention: If we use this as a guide, we will be twisted into a pretzel - just like this diagram.
An expert's opinion about obesity ...
I’d describe obesity as the natural consequence of placing a collection of truly ancient genes, genes forged over millions of years of incredible and constant dietary insecurity and upheaval, into an insane, calorific, modern day, dietary utopia.
In other words: Obesity and overweight are our bodies’ normal, natural, responses to the world they find themselves living in. The fact is that right now the accepted global viewpoint is that if obesity is a disease it’s a disease of willpower, of gluttony, of sloth.
My hope is that one day obesity will be seen as a modern day scourge, a day when the trite advice all you need to do is eat less and exercise more is seen by the general public as over-simplified nonsense. - Dr. Yoni Freedhoff