This chart, from the McKinsey Quarterly, a free, on-line business resource, demonstrates the real and devastating costs of obesity in america. as the article points out, these costs are rising world-wide: http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/newsletters/chartfocus/2011_01.htm
I have written much on obesity, some to the dismay of my colleagues with the EDCT. nonetheless, since each person’s weight issue is a private matter with public consequences, the message must get out somehow and with some solutions that people can, pardon the pun, digest. I am at a loss as to how to do this but as last week’s post re the government’s admonition to ‘eat less’ revealed, this is a crude but necessary start, and how will it affect those apt to read too much into the message and start on the path toward a real eating disorder? I suspect few will go that route simply because they hear it in the media or from the government. I suspect that, like people who become sex-addicts or drug/alcohol addicts, where both are in ample supply and receive ample media attention, some will but most won’t. Food is simply too satisfying….even if you eat less of it.