A Life imbalance
Over the past 100 years, obesity in the developed world has become a disease. The sedentary lifestyle, combined with an excess of refined foods is leading to a quarter of the population having to compromise their lives due to the effects of excess weight and they fall risk to diabetes and other dietary related problems.
The dieting industry has a high failure rate and diet alone seldom works. What does work is a fundamental change in life style which includes dietary changes. Diet programs regularly fail and people try many different and often expensive programs without any significant results.
So why do some people get fat while others don't?
While two people may eat an almost identical diet, the fat person is eating more than what their body needs to function or else their metabolism is processing the food in a different way.
The why of one person eating too much is often about substituting food for other needs and they do this because they have not established their identity and value as a living human being.
We live in a highly competitive world where civilisation is falling apart. What stresses civilisation naturally are droughts and other natural events like earthquakes and tsunamis. We have a capacity to deal with these events but we don't have the capacity to deal with the man-made disasters in this world.
The most obvious disaster is war and the industrial military complex that ensures that war is continuous. This all functions around lies and corruption and when people live in a corrupt world where the truth is concealed, it undermines the foundation of their lives.
Modern democracy which held so much promise has succumbed to capitalism due to the nonparticipation of those who are referred to as the 'silent majority'. The silent majority of those people who have been socially and economically disenfranchised, and for those of them who have sufficient income, indulgence in physical pleasures makes life more bearable although in the long-term the suffering will increase.
Every human being wants to be happy, to experience joy and even bliss on a daily basis, but unfortunately the marketplace is such that the space to enjoy such natural pleasure has been reserved for the very wealthy.
That means the other 6 billion people who share the planet had been confined to second-class lives and one of the few unrestricted pleasures is that of stuffing one's face with food. It temporarily puts aside the unhappiness, but for those people who don't have recourse to food and the other pleasures available in developed countries, they are more likely to join some Jihad and find their pleasure in some sort of extreme action that is usually harmful to others.