Yes, it is a disability.
No, it isn't a disability.
Maybe? Too much going on to say definitively.
This depends on how many people you are feeding and if you have freezer space for leftovers.but fresh groceries are not more expensive than junk food.
Calorie for calorie though, junk food is cheaper, but that's largely due to subsidies on corn and meat reducing the costs to consumers. If we take away subsidies, junk food gets much more expensive. You can get a lot more calories out of a bag of cheap cheetos then you can out of a turkey dinner for the same price. It's partially why really poor people are really fat.
Surprisingly yes. I'm still waiting on why the Junk Food Diet that college health professor reduced his LDL. That makes no sense.No one becomes obese because they're eating the "wrong" food, whatever that is.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
Obesity is no more of a "disability" than emphysema is for a lifelong 2 pack a day smoker. I mean, sure, it can disable you to be morbidly obese, but just like with a lifelong smoker, it is entirely your own doing, 100% your fault (and your parents if they allowed you to be obese as a child). Everyone that is not obese sees the same ads for foods, drives past the same fast food joints, and sees the same crap in the store when they shop for groceries, yet they make better health choices.
<-------- See that picture, that is me coming in from a 9 mile run in -3 degree weather with a -30 to -40 windchill. I have been an avid runner for over 10 years now and an avid cyclist for 5 years now. I am 38 years old. Prior to becoming a runner I was some 40 pounds heavier than I am now. My body fat percentage runs 5 to 7% depending on what I am training for. My HDL averages over 70. My blood sugar is never high, my Blood Pressure is always normal. My resting heart rate is very low, and every time I get a physical I am told that my numbers are phenomenal across the board. This is all due to my being active and eating a healthy whole foods diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meats, cold water fishes and so on. I never eat fast food. I manage to do all this despite the fact we have 3 kids and I work a lot of hours. I also pack my lunch for work religiously.
The fact is, society did not make you fat or unhealthy and it will not make you lean and healthy, it is all choices that you must make yourself.
Last edited by SouthernDemocrat; 08-12-14 at 10:49 PM.
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
Even someone with thyroid or other metabolic problems wouldn't be near the size of the herd we see. In order to put on that much weight, they still have to take in the amount of calories/carbohydrates necessary to build that much fat. With decent diet and reasonable exercise they shouldn't be more than that 20-30 pounds over weight you mentioned.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
Is the employment issue more about an inability to fulfill job requirements or about additional sick time losses and higher health insurance costs?