Originally Posted by Alizard
We have an obese generation because they grew up with their butts planted in front of TV's or computers playing video games. Eating is only part of the problem.
"Sin taxes" aside (I am obviously against them), the industrial food lobbies would love us to view the obesity problem as one of too little exercise. In reality, exercise is a small part of the problem. One does not become obese in the current, American sense of the term solely by being a couch potato. One grows obese by ingesting a consistent diet of chemical food. Even those who are active, yet consume a diet based on industrial food carry the puffy-faced, subcutaneous fat look of the modern American. If one works hard enough at it, he may certainly become overweight (or even "fat") by eating too much and moving too little. But one becomes obese by ingesting a diet consisting largely of corn derivatives.