So I watched the first two parts of this documentary and found myself squirming on the couch, I found myself wanting to fast forward through half of it and get to the "solutions" but I refrained and I was as patient as I could be and I watched and waited and waited and then it was over...No solutions? Gastric bypass? Really?
I was amazed that our food industry was not addressed in the manner it needed to be addressed.
I was amazed that our medical doctors who were interviewed didn't offer advice or a better solution than "A calorie is a Calorie" (which by the way is false), I was amazed that our world of sitting all day was not addressed, our instant answer I need it now mentality was not addressed and I was equally, well, pretty much astonished that it went from nothing about real food choices and portion control right into "mindful eating" of course filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area where the rest of the country thinks we're cooky already..
Don't get me wrong, I do believe in being mindful but it's not that simple, it's not the step that we need right now
We need to get boxed, processed, fast foods, yes, sodas too, out of our "food chain"
We need to get back to basics
We need Michael Pollan
We need to have early obesity intervention within our medical world NOW: When a person is 15% overweight we need to intervene, not when they are 150% overweight.
We need wellness coaches and fitness professionals involved in our medical world
We need to slow down, we need to be honest and real and we need to once again divide food from emotion and victims of their own obesity see that it's not society "doing it to them" it's them doing it to them.