Mounting evidence is proving that the “obesity epidemic” is nothing more than moral panic in an effort to cover up a diabetes/insulin resistance and environmental toxin related diseases epidemic. There have been no significant increases in the number of obese people in the general U.S. population, despite the lowering of the standard, for over a decade, according to the CDC’s own statistics. So why are they and others still claiming that there is a crisis, and that it’s “spreading”?
Scientists and doctors have already proven that there isn’t any danger to one’s health from simply being technically overweight. Having a high BMI (body mass index) increases your risk of heart attack and other heaviness related conditions whether it’s because you’re fat, muscular, or tall. Your greater mass means that it takes more cells to maintain your mass, and each time a cell has to replicate itself, the quality of the copy is less than the previous. Overweightness however, increases your liklihood of surviving a heart attack, and getting enough nutrition means your bones are less likely to crack under pressure as you get older. Overweight people live longer, healthier lives, especially if they’re active.
Inactivity is a much greater health risk than overweightness, as is malnutrition or being “off feed”. So why isn’t the CDC fighting against an inactivity epidemic? Why aren’t they fighting the food industry to stop selling people toxic pseudo foods? That would be something real.
This is why here, at CookingSlim.org we focus on teaching people what a healthy diet is, and getting down to a livable weight, rather than trying to look model thin. There is a balance that we hope to help people to achieve in order to have healthier lives, not to lose weight at all costs.
Very few people are so fat that the fat itself is the health problem. Most of us just need to eat naturally and get more activity. There is no need to join in the moral panic du jour.
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