Todays' claim that one third of the worlds population is !(upload://6ohx7NpqanR8qAdujOFYOQpkNtN.jpg)overweight or obese has kicked off the New Year 'diet' craze again. All of my life I have been very active physically, I have all my own gym equipment, I was a body-builder for many years (natural, no steroids).
I have many friends here that are classed as obese by the WHO scale, I have never heard anyone ever say, referring to themselves, that they are obese. I usually get the comment "I know that I could lose a few pounds".
Perhaps, part of the problem is that no-one actually wants to admit, or be faced with the description OBESE! I believe that whilst it is politically un-PC to call someone fat or obese the situation will get worse.
Obesity is a recognised cause of diabetes, heart disease, joint problems, bad circulation, even alzheimers, amongst many other ailments. So why do so many people deny it in themselves?