However with obesity, Dr Rudy Leibel has stated that it is only 40-60 percent lifestyle caused and yet, the obese person going for medical treatment hears it all the time that they "only have themselves to blame".
One of the most ignorant articles I have read in a while (and that's saying something considering how ignorant the media is) was written by someone in the UK named Amanda Platell.
(Photo caption - "self delusion is an obese person's greatest problem" says Amanda)
But my mother cooked simple, cheap food for us every night, packed our lunches (sandwiches, a carrot and an apple... is that too hard?) and none of her three children ever had an ounce of fat on them.We swam, ran, climbed trees, played football. We ate healthily and lived healthily.
Well, excuuuuse me Amanda but MY mother cooked healthy, packed our lunches with no sweets and we swam, rode bicycles, climbed trees and played sports and we still were fat, all of us!
And according to the unpublished Russell Williams study, in which he asked 6 catering services which had catered both the NAAFA conventions as well as many other conventions, which group had consumed more food, the answers would have surprised Amanda and others. Three of the caterers said that the fat folks in NAAFA consumed exactly the same amount of food as those of the general population and three of the caterers stated that the folks in NAAFA consumed less food than consumed by other conventions.
It's time for those of us with genes which tend to render us fat, stop taking the nonsense and ignorance from such as Amanda and for that matter, consider stopping taking their advice to disable our digestive tracts also. Instead, we need to embrace our beautiful bodies whatever size they are, live on a healthy program like HAES (read Dr Bacon's book "HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE" if you have not yet read it) and educate the general public about genetics and size and obesity.
Because if we do not tell society the truth, no one else will and articles like Amanda's will continue to misinform the public. The Amanda's of our society never hesitate to speak out, as we can see.