Socially Engineer Weight Loss: Our Only Hope?

Social engineering is key but if that fails, try reasonable expectations.

Posted Oct 16, 2012

There are obviously no simple answers to turning the obesity and overweight tide towards in a better direction. With 1/3 of all Americans obese (defined as BMIs above 30) and 2/3 of all Americans overweight (defined as BMIs above 25) there is little hope that this pattern will change anytime soon without significant and perhaps very painful for many social engineering interventions.

In a nutshell, diets don’t work. Been there, done that and clearly all the wonderful diets in the world have not worked for most people.  Social engineering may be our only hope. If our culture can’t socially engineer a lifestyle that supports normal weight can you design one for yourself?

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