Originally Posted by KingOfSomewhereHot
It's all about self-control. It is NOT an addiction... food does not trigger a chemical change in the brain like addictive substances do. Many people just lack the self control to stop eating when they should.
Originally Posted by Wormhole
What...? Are you kidding? You can not be this uninformed, that's impossible, wow...!
This sort of shocking "ignorance" stems more from the inability to see from another point-of-view, especially a POV that differs drastically from that of their own. Some people--intelligent as they are--simply cannot be dissuaded by even the most solid of evidences, once their minds are made up.
Obstinacy & obesity are equally unhealthy for the mind and destructive to your loved ones. Seek help or self-help, everyone. The least we can all do is not judgmental jerks.
My 2 ¢ on the topic at hand is that it's clearly just a step farther of "being ok with who you are". Y'know what, it's their lives, it's their choice. We don't know all their back stories, ergo, we've no right to judge them one way or another. Just let be.