Outstanding article by one of the best bariatric surgeons in the US. My favorite sentence: "In my practice, I've operated on more than 3,000 patients, many of whom would fall into the category of extremely obese (those with a BMI greater than 60), and I can tell you this: They don't wake up saying they want to be fat." Link below to read the full article - it's terrific.
Joseph J. Colella, M.D.: Skinny People Just Don't Get It
America's appetite is out of control. Yes, we have an obesity epidemic. But far more disconcerting is the rampant lack of understanding and compassion for the daily, minute-to-minute struggle that the vast majority contend with being overweight or obese.