Here are the highlights of Stanford’s remarkably detached-from-reality obesity religion masquerading as science:
“[Obesity] is a brain disease.”
“Throw [willpower] out the window.”
“The number one cause of obesity is genetics. That means if you were born to parents that have obesity, you have a 50-85% likelihood of having the disease yourself even with optimal diet, exercise, sleep management, stress management, so when people see families that have obesity, the assumption is, ‘Ugh. What are they feeding those kids? They’re doing something wrong.'”
“Doctors do not understand obesity.”
To summarize the tenets of the faith, fat children (who are getting fatter by the year) of fat parents are fat because of genetics, not because the whole family eats the same GMO-processed slop. Doctors have biases against obese people, and they also don’t understand obesity.
You’ll be scandalized and flabbergasted to learn that the good doctor is actually a paid pharmaceutical shill—or, as the New York Times more delicately puts it, “Dr. Stanford has served as an adviser for a number of pharmaceutical companies, a common practice for experts in the field.”
Since the Department of Agriculture and not the Department of Health has been designing the food pyramid the medical profession has tried to accommodate it and gotten diet wrong. Many things have been promoted as healthy and aren't but satisfy the food industry. As an example, hydrogenated vegetable oils, touted for decades as a more healthy option to butter have now disappeared from supermarket shelves. Heart disease was the number one cause of death in the fifties and it still is. Have we not learned anything? Sugar, while known as being unhealthy is never officially condemned or called to be banned. Doctors will at least suggest people cut down on their sugar. Type 2 Diabetes used to be called sugar diabetes in the fifties but the sugar lobby didn't like the association so they lobbied to have it called something else.
I think the era of low fat, low salt, calorie counting diets are coming to an end and that's a good thing.
You might want to share this with the copious amount of Trump supporters who refuse to acknowledge that he is morbidly obese, and keep making NFTs and memes of him with bulging muscles in peak physical condition. Trump supporters are singlehandedly promoting obesity.
Most obese people have no mental disorder and are just lazy. There are some cases of people with bidge eating disorders but they can be overcome and if you do not want to put commitment into fixing yourself. You are just lazy and endangering your own health. Fat acceptance culture has gone to far