According to ObesityMyths.com “thirty-five million Americans went to sleep one night in 1998 at a government-approved weight and woke up “overweight” the next morning, thanks to a change in the government’s definition. That group includes currently “overweight” celebrities like Will Smith and Pierce Brosnan, as well as NBA stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.” “Overweight” had previously been defined as a BMI of 27.8 for men and 27.3 for women; in 1998 it was lowered to a BMI of 25 for both genders.”
Why is it so important to stir the pot of obesity hysteria and label more Americans fat? Could it be that it makes us flabbier and more tolerant of food regulation and food controls? It’s a losing vicious circle, (and not in a good way) as more control and admonishment leads to more real obesity and more FATLASH.
Obesity Myths also reports that many of the biggest food cops who regulate and litigate are funded by the weight loss industry. Check out this site: www.ObesityMyths.com It may explode a few myths you’ve been feeding too!