Let's Find a Middle Ground About Fat and Obesity

  • Posted on: 10 January 2008
  • By: mokshalom

I somehow stumbled across this site called "Big Fat Facts" this morning that claims that it's not unhealthy to be fat. It seems, as a backlash to the campaign against obesity and our national obsession with thin, some fat activists are trying to put forth the message that it is perfectly OK to be fat (if not totally obese).

It's mind boggling to me, however, that anyone could claim with a serious face that it's perfectly good for your health to be obese.

No, I'm sorry, it is not. It is not good to be obese. It's bad for you. You only need to watch the documentary Supersize Me to see how adding just some fat can have an immediate and awful impact on your health.

And yes, we do have an obesity epidemic on our hands.

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