The Guardian- Being dangerously overweight is all down to bad diet rather than a lack of exercise, according to a trio of doctors who have reopened the debate about whether food, sedentary lifestyles or both are responsible for the obesity epidemic.
In an article for a leading health journal the authors – who include British cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, an outspoken critic of the food industry – accuse food and drink firms such as Coca-Cola of having wrongly emphasised how physical activity and sport can help prevent people becoming very overweight.
The truth, they say, is that while physical activity is useful in reducing the risk of developing heart disease, dementia and other conditions, it “does not promote weight loss”.
“The benefits of physical activity aren’t food industry hype or conspiracy as suggested. A healthy lifestyle will include both a balanced diet and exercise, as Change4Life summarises: eat well, move more, live longer”, said Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation, a trade association which represents producers and retailers.
Love these doctors. How many times do you think they have told grossly obese patents that they need to exercise more only be ignored? How many fat people go to their gym? How many times have they had the displeasure of seeing a grotesquely overweight woman running down the beach in spandex? When's the last time they had to wait for a treadmill because some heifer was going for a walk on it? These are all questions that need to be answered. I am sure the answers will be far more revealing than an outlandish statement like "physical activity does not promote weight loss." These doctors don't really think that. They are just trying to make their profession and day to day life more convenient. Essentially they are waving the white flag on a healthy, able bodied society. And who can blame them? Fat people are slow. They are gross. They get in the way. They complain a lot. Shaming fat people hasn't made the world less fat. It's time to embrace their lifestyle. The more fat people sit on the couch and don't leave the house the less of an inconvenience they become. The outside world will become happier if we keep the self loathing pigs inside.
Think about this for a second. Does it make any logical sense that the age old concept of sweating profusely for an hour a day has no effect on the body? Fuck no. You know the people that complain that their exercise regimen isn't helping them lose weight? The people that take a lap around the block and do 20 sit-ups only to justify their cheesesteak. They are the people that have fit bands counting their steps, because they believe that walking, the most simplistic form of human activity, is somehow exercise. It's not that exercising doesn't help you lose weight, it's that exercising like shit doesn't help you lose weight. Using your menial physical activity to justify your terrible diet doesn't help you lose weight. I have slimmed down drastically since college. Either my metabolism got the Usain Bolt treatment, or exercise actually works, because it certainly isn't an under indulgence in booze and carbohydrates.