It is a "supposed" epidemic. Did you know that the scale, BMI, was devised in 1830? Most people, probably even yourself, would be considered overweight by that scale. The issue isn't the people when it comes to the rising numbers. It's the fact that the scale used to classify people is old and outdated.
Doing nothing is an option, because there isn't a problem. It wasn't that long ago that being what you consider overweight would have actually been considered healthy.
Restricting what types of foods we eat and how much of it isn't going to change anything. You could eat the healthiest food in the world and nothing but, and you know what? You still wouldn't lose enough weight to be considered healthy. The only thing that is going to help people is exercise, and unfortunately that is not an activity that is popular in a modern civilization.
I'm not opposing change, I'm simply saying there's no reason to, and even if there was, government intervention is not the way to go about it. People like you are exactly what is wrong with this country and the rest of the world. I guess I'll end this on a similar note. Obstructing those trying to live with the freedom that this country was fought for, that blood was shed for, isn't helpful.
^^Pretty much this.
The actual reason for higher so called obesity rates is because they changed to the BMI system
as an indicator
On this system everyone is pretty much overweight, it doesn't take into account muscle, it's just height vs weight
Someone that is 6ft tall and 200 pounds is actually overweight, even if it's all muscle, add another 22 pounds of
muscle on to that, the person is obese.
The problem isn't as big as they'd like people to believe, and they're focusing on the wrong thing, the problem is
pretty much everything in the modern western diet.
But that doesn't mean we should go around banning things, people should be educated, and let them choose it's their life and body to ruin.