Reductionist Drivel

“You’re Fat because you have a shit diet” – I won’t link to the person or post but this quote is just one example of why I have an uneasy relationship with Facebook  🙁

The post is rude, condescending & wholly unhelpful.

People who are overweight know they need to sort out their diets more than anyone, but I think the thing that acutaully triggers me about this post is it’s self-assuredness.

“One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.” – Bertrand Russell

Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disease with genetic, behavioral, socioeconomic, and environmental considerations.

Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disease, with genetic, behavioral, socioeconomic, and environmental origins.  Obesity raises risk of debilitating morbidity and mortality and desrves to be given the respect and compassion these serious

The post is fat shaming at worst and, at best,  simply not helpfull.

Reducing complex human experience down to audacious soundbites might be a way to stand out if you’re marketing yourself as a ‘no-nonsese-results-driven personal trainer’, but at what cost?

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