This article prompted me to start what may be the most unpopular or most ignored post ever on SI. I believe we all agree that we don't smoke because it's been proven that smoking is harmful to our bodies which are called the temples of God. Could it be that we are abusing those same temples with food? This is not about legitimate medically diagnosed glandular problems that may cause obesity nor is it about comparing food to alcohol. It is not about body image. It's about the fact that perhaps up to 80% of American health problems may be diet related. It's about, as my doctor and nutritionist both said, "If your waist measurement at your navel is more than half your height, you're heading for health problems."
BTW, if you'd like to calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index) and either confess or start making excuses this simple tool will do that.