Quotes About Obesity

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Banksy
“A recent survey or North American males found 42% were overweight, 34% were critically obese and 8% ate the survey.”
Banksy

Jennifer Crusie
“You've lived in America for twenty years. Eat badly, damn it.”
Jennifer Crusie, Faking It

Michael Pollan
“According to the surgeon general, obesity today is officially an epidemic; it is arguably the most pressing public health problem we face, costing the health care system an estimated $90 billion a year. Three of every five Americans are overweight; one of every five is obese. The disease formerly known as adult-onset diabetes has had to be renamed Type II diabetes since it now occurs so frequently in children. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association predicts that a child born in 2000 has a one-in-three chance of developing diabetes. (An African American child's chances are two in five.) Because of diabetes and all the other health problems that accompany obesity, today's children may turn out to be the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy will actually be shorter than that of their parents. The problem is not limited to America: The United Nations reported that in 2000 the number of people suffering from overnutrition--a billion--had officially surpassed the number suffering from malnutrition--800 million.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

John Kenneth Galbraith
“More die in the United States of too much food than of too little”
John Kenneth Galbraith

Subodh Gupta
“If you keep on eating unhealthy food than no matter how many weight loss tips you follow, you are likely to retain weight and become obese. If only you start eating healthy food, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to lose weight.”
Subodh Gupta, 7 habits of skinny woman

Larry McCleary
“About eighty percent of the food on shelves of supermarkets today didn't exist 100 years ago.”
Larry McCleary, Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly: Experience Dynamic Weight Loss with the Brain-Belly Connection

Subodh Gupta
“Eating healthy nutritious food is the simple and right solution to get rid of excess body weight effortlessly and become slim and healthy forever.”
Subodh Gupta, 7 habits of skinny woman

Walter de la Mare
“Oh, pity the poor glutton
Whose troubles all begin
In struggling on and on to turn
What's out into what's in.”
Walter de la Mare

Subodh Gupta
“On need of supplement & vitamins- "If you eat a balanced diet you get all the vitamins and minerals you need and you don’t need any supplement and overdosing can actually be more harmful.”
Subodh Gupta, 7 habits of skinny woman

Craig Ferguson
“You know who they're blaming for global warming now? This is true. Fat people.”
Craig Ferguson

Jeff Schweitzer
“Associated with this weight gain are increased risks
in adulthood for joint problems, angina, high blood pressure, heart
attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes and, ultimately, premature death.
Outside of the human costs, health experts estimate that treating
adult obesity-related ailments will cost the American economy
nearly $150 billion in 2009.”
Jeff Schweitzer, Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction

Subodh Gupta
“Not only weight loss surgery is unnecessary but also it deprives human being a normal life. People after surgery would never be able to enjoy their food ever for the rest of their life whether it is Christmas or they are on their holidays or their child birthday or any other festival.

List of problems and complications after the weight loss surgery operation are endless as one may get additional problems such as Hernia, Internal Bleeding, Swelling of the skin around the wounds, etc. I wonder how many weight loss surgeons advice about weight loss surgery to their own family members.”
Subodh Gupta, 7 Food Habits for Weight Loss Forever

“In any case, seeing care for certain groups as an excessive cost reflects an arguably perverse way of thinking about health care in terms of human need. [...] In other words, care for the sick is an economic burden only in health care systems where profit is the bottom line and public services are underfunded and politically unsupported - that is, systems in which only market logic is considered legitimate.”
Julie Guthman, Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism

Amit Kalantri
“Some people when they see cheese, chocolate or cake they don't think of calories.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Brian Spellman
“My abs are normal - McAmerican.”
Brian Spellman, If the mind fits, shrink it

“Parents are told to turn off the TV and restrict video game time, but we hear little about what the kids should do physically during their non-electronic time. The usual suggestion is organized sports. But consider this: The obesity epidemic coincides with the greatest increase in organized children's sports in history.”
Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“He who makes fun of a short and fat man’s weight is much less cruel than he who makes fun of his height.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Phillip C. McGraw
“You're FAT - and don't try to sugarcoat it, because you'll just eat that, too.”
Phillip C. McGraw

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Poverty, like obesity, has the tendency to add at least ten years to the appearance of its victims, especially those who are over the age of twenty.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ljupka Cvetanova
“It's not over till the fat lady eats!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“When I was lecturing recently to a group of cardiologists at the Mayo Clinic I said...

Why is it that from the moment you enter medical school to the moment you retire, the only disorder that you will ever diagnose with a physics textbook is obesity? This is biology folks, it's endocrinology, it's physiology - physics has nothing to do with it. The laws of thermodynamics are always true, the energy balance equation is irrelevant.

If someone's getting fatter I guarantee you they're taking more energy than they expend (as long as they're getting heavier). And if they're getting leaner I guarantee they're expending more than they're taking in. [It's] given, let's never discuss it again. And if you say it to your patients you're telling them nothing

(University Of Colorado Medical School, May 9th 2013 - via YouTube)”
Gary Taubes

Amit Kalantri
“With discipline, you can lose weight, you can excel in work, you can win the war.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Ottessa Moshfegh
“Every time I saw Lacey, she'd gained five more pounds. She was turning into the kind of obese girl who does her hair like a forties pinup and wears bright red lipstick, a blue polka-dot dress with a white doily collar, colorful tattoos across her huge, smushed cleavage, as if these considerations would distract us from how fat and miserable she'd become.”
Ottessa Moshfegh, Homesick for Another World

“...Why is it that from the moment you enter medical school to the moment you retire, the only disorder that you will ever diagnose with a physics textbook is obesity? This is biology folks, it's endocrinology, it's physiology - physics has nothing to do with it. The laws of thermodynamics are always true, the energy balance equation is irrelevant...”
Gary Taubes

Enock Maregesi
“Hatumtaki kiongozi anayeishi katika mifuko ya mafisadi, tunamtaka kiongozi anayeishi katika ibara za katiba ya nchi. Kitambi bila Yesu ni jipu.”
Enock Maregesi

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