Then after it's successful, all our poor and homeless in capitalist nations will start defecting to North Korea for a higher standard of living.
I think you should marry an overweight black single mother in her 40s with a charming personality to set a good example and show the world just how just and not racist you are.
For me, I stay in shape because that is a habit I have been able to forge due to my perseverance and quality of character. When I choose a woman to be with, I will choose a woman who represents similar values, one of which is not being a lazy entitled fat slob who thinks they are entitled to a partner who is not fat, lazy or entitled.
Sure, tolerance for the flaws of others is important in a relationship, but if you're unable to maintain a functional relationship with anyone, then it's probably because you had more tolerance for your own flaws than the flaws of your potential dating partners.
I'll bet that nobody would kick up much of a fuss if they decided to ban a photo of an anorexic model. Tess Holiday, being morbidly obese, obviously suffers from disordered eating due to a food addiction, yet is paraded around as some kind of paragon of moral virtue, while pictures of women with anorexia would be censored for being harmful to little girls. But seriously, do you think that presenting a morbidly obese woman as a socially acceptable norm sends girls a message about body image that is any less harmful?
Perhaps some party who seeks to bid on a contract to build a new transit system for the bay area?
So the article does have some valid points that differences in digestion efficiency, individual calorie expenditure or inaccuracies in listed nutrients, etc. could be sources of inaccuracy when planning your diet. However, what the average overweight person will take away from this is: Counting calories is useless, I might as well just give up.
Having been raised by a very obese mother, I know this attitude all too well. I too, was overweight and desired to keep my weight down and also believed that calorie restriction would mess up your metabolism and eventually make you even fatter.
Eventually, I challenged myself to stop eating sugar since I have a family history of diabetes, and luckily found that I was able to break through my previous sticking point. This inspired me to try to add a little more rigor into my routine, which eventually paid off big time. Now I'm lean and muscular and go to the gym regularly. I find that calorie counting with a food scale is VERY effective.
So I tend to find the fatalistic attitude people have regarding weight loss to be very destructive, not only to themselves and others.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. -- Winston Churchill