How come people are less worried about obesity than they are of other less detrimental things? Obesity kills more each year than war, famine, and genocide. Costs more than illegal immigrants. And the sad thing is that it's extremely preventable!
Obesity kills slowly, a terrorist screaming "Allah Akbar" and blowing up in your face kills you in an instant. I had hypertension and type 2 diabetes at 24. I grew up in a family where you had to finish everything that's on your plate. Dinner was a giant bowl of mash potatoes with an equally giant bowl of gravy. Corn bread, fried chicken, spaghetti and meatballs... All in huge portions. I ate until I was completely full. Every single day. When I went to restaurants, I had to order more than one item, since I wanted to try everything.
My family was big, my distant family was big. Everyone was big. So I guess when everyone's the same, it's considered normal? It wasn't until I went out into the world that I saw my problem and looked change it. I read everything I could. Joined the gym, and tracked my calories. I was 306lbs now I waver around 220ish. A couple of more stones to go, but I'm getting there.