Yes? No? It's not that simple, and I don't want to make it sound like it is. But Iíve had an eye-opening experience that's made me think twice about just how much responsibility we bear for our weight problems.
I recently returned from a trip to Switzerland, where I saw virtually no obese Swiss people. In fact I only saw one that I can remember. I returned to the U.S. where on my first outing I could see two, three, four obese people in every direction -- many of them morbidly obese.
We're all familiar with the food culture in the U.S. Large portions of high-calorie foods, and fast food restaurants on every block. But we also have many diet foods to chose from, something I rarely saw in Switzerland.
Every meal there included bread and butter and cheese and all the foods that we blame for making us obese. Yet the obese people I saw were the U.S. tourists.
As someone who has had to fight obesity most of my life, this experience gave me a lot to think about. What are your thoughts on the subject?
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