I think it's a cultural problem that you can't necessarily do anything about. People are trying to fill the void. Finding a way to fill the collective void healthily might as well be finding a way to have eudaimonia. Not to imply that there needs to be eudaimonia in order for there not to be an obesity epidemic, just that both things are way easier said than done. The obesity epidemic is just the outward symptom of much deeper, more systemic problems with modern society.
There may be something to instating more regulations on the food industry. Perhaps they shouldn't be able to make food that's both extremely addictive and extremely unhealthy. Also I've read once that partially hydrogenated oils make you fat and that the onset of the obesity epidemic was about the same time those became popular, but I don't know if their effect is significant in comparison to other things like sugar and fat. Sean said something about stopping certain subsidies. It sounds like that's the least we could do.
People should eat less. But that's a challenge by itself, because overriding our psychological needs is difficult. Plus, those needs are engineered by the processed foods industry, so it's not just one factor at play here. A good alternative would be education, but that would imply some freedom restrictions, which I won't go into details here. What Merida said is also something to consider, since people who are obese are constantly pressured to dislike their bodies in favour of thinner bodies, be it for "valid" reasons or not, which ends up further negatively affecting people.
Tldr: the whole system is broken
I don't need anything to be done. We already have a lot of hate, insults, unrequested free opinions about our bodies and lives. People should worry more about people mental's state before throwing such opinions with the excuse that they only care for our health. Fuck them. Bitch, you don't care about my health bc my mental health is important too and you're bullying me or making me feel awful bc I don't meet your standards. Fuck you, again! 🙃
I mean the first thing that leaps to mind in this country is corn subsidies and shit - the cheapest foods are refined carbohydrates - shit like high fructose corn syrup is in everything, they will put any and everything that they want in there to make that shit taste like you wanna buy another eight pounds of it, and pay the government to ensure that they will continue to do so, then there is a combined clusterfuck of education and healthcare which I don't want to get into because I will go play in traffic if I think about it too much right now
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