Tuesday, October 27, 2009

OMG Really?

So. I was browsing around a little bit, not really aiming for anything, when I found this.

Really?

Obesogens? Are we really to the point where we're coming up with names for our fat hate now? This goes right in line with the insurance company denying a fat baby coverage last week because he was, say it with me now, a fat baby. Now we're trying to figure out why babies are fat. In the beginning of the article, the writer touts how babies shouldn't be fat at all because they don't eat buttered-down popcorn. So the answer must be obesogens!

OH NOES!

Come on, really. I will be the first one to tell you that stuffing that large popcorn with butter down into your belly all by yourself really may not make you feel that great - but is it the sole reason you're a fat guy? Not so much. And I will be the first one to tell you that a little forward momentum will make a girl feel better in the long run, but is a lack of exercise the sole reason you have "couch potatofication?" Not likely. People like butter. People don't always like exercise. It is not the sole reason we're fat.

Some people are just fat.

Chew on that for a while, just if you will. But while you do, let's explore this: We're a fat species because we're evolving.

That's right. I said it. We've evolved into fat people. We're the high class now, poncho!

Alright, so follow me on this: As humans evolved, we had to hunt, gather, and / or kill our food, right? So there were weeks, possibly months of lean times. As we grew into a culture, our combining food skills grew and there was less of the lean times. Even during our great depression, people were farming. Yes, there wasn't a lot to go around, but we weren't all spread out killing one beastie at a time.

We have evolved into a consumer society, which means that somebody else does the slaughtering of the beasties for us. When we're hungry, food is right there for our taking; and even at poverty level, there is food. We're not a lean species any more. But most people can't accept that. We have to blame the fat on SOMETHINGOMG!

So, now we have fat-causing chemicals making our babies fat. Like tiny little ZOMGs popping into our children and fattening them out.

Seriously, please look past the obesogens and think for yourself. Fifty years ago, if you had a fat baby, people would say he / she was cute. Now, he's just a fat baby with no insurance.

2 comments:

  1. Maybe it's just me, but, um, really, correct me if I'm wrong here, aren't babies SUPPOSED to be fat? Aren't they supposed to almost TRIPLE their body weight by the time they turn a year? Oy!

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  2. YES! They are supposed to be fat. That is why it is called "baby fat."

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