Jedi Rich has a degree in biology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He has lost nearly 1/2 his body weight and found a cure for depression, alcoholism, drug addiction and eating disorders (they are all related). You might want to listen to what he has to say.
I was reading an article written by Amee Severson. Amee says now people are discriminating between “good fatty people” and “bad fatty people”. Why do fat people judge discriminate against fat people? At a primal level, every human knows fat is unhealthy because we evolved by not mating with unhealthy people.
Sugar addiction is the cause of obesity
People judge fat people because being fat is a visible sign that the person is unhealthy. There are countess studies that show being overweight causes heart disease, muscle aches, joint pain, liver disease, gout and a slew of other medical problems but recent research from the Harvard Medical Journal proves that the leading cause of being fat caused by consuming more the 25 grams of sugar per day. Further, it has been proven that consuming too much sugar will cause cancer (among other nasty diseases).
The 1960s brought forth the movement accept all people regardless of their appearance, race or religion. The National Association to Advance Fat People was formed. But what they did not know then was why people were getting fat. People began eating fast food in the 1960s. There once was a myth that fat people were born fat. Nope. People were consuming more restaurant foods and not eating home cooked meals. Processed foods have less nutrition, loaded with sugars and make you fat. Being fat is not like being a blind, black or a person who has lost their leg. It's more like an alcoholic or a drug addict who cannot control themselves.
Fat is a result of consuming too much sugar
A 2019 study in the Harvard Medical Journal revealed that the leading cause of obesity is consuming to much sugar. The American Medical Association, the American Heart & Lung Association and the World Health all agree that eating more than 25 grams of sugar per day (36g for men) will result in obesity. Will
Excess sugar's impact on obesity and diabetes is well documented, but one area that may surprise many men is how their taste for sugar can have a serious impact on their heart health," says Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
One Apple is 23 grams. One pumpkin spiced latte is 49 grams. And one bag of skittles is 223 grams of sugar.
Obesity, or being fat, is a result a eating too much sugar and not enough protein. But obesity is just the symptom. The cause is eating too much sugar. Therefore, being fat is a result of the person’s behavior, not their genetics. Therefore, discrimination against fat people is not the same as discrimination towards genetic factors, such as race.
Being Fat is Unhealthy
Being fat is unhealthy. Fat acceptance has made fat people blind to their own condition. They are like an alcoholic who says accept me as an alcoholic. But as time goes by, their alcoholism goes beyond judgement. Their alcoholism begins to affect their health. Same goes for fat people except they are not addicted to alcohol. Instead, they are addicted to sugar.
To Be Thin Simply Stop Consuming Sugar
That’s it. Just follow the advice from the American Medical Association, the American Heart & Lung Association and the World Health Organization: stop consuming added sugar (more than 25g per day). Sugar means dairy, lactose, artificial sweeteners, fruit, fruit juices, soda, and some vegetables. Complex sugars are also called carbohydrates. Carbohydrates concert to sugar. Added sugar also means no breads, pasta, rice, soy, wheat or gluten. These carbohydrates are one step away from simple sugars. Alcohol is fermented sugar. And stop consuming caffeine. Caffeine causes weight gain even though it curbs your appetite.