I appreciate all the amazing feedback we received on our previous issue on obesity. I was exhausted after the process of creating it and needed some sort of recovery period before I was ready to write words to share with other people again that weren't directly tied to the commission of my day job.
I still have a lot more thoughts on this topic and zero additional clarity or conclusions to share. Maybe at some point in the future we will come back to the topic more fully but in the short term I have two dots of an ellipsis to put out there.
1) (H/T Joe D) The attached link is to an amazing article that you should read if this topic is at all interesting. I've emailed a little with the author who I think is very smart but who is also clearly selling something so probably this is all snake oil nonsense. I trust you to use your brain as an adult to discriminate.
“Even when maintained on 50 percent of normal food intake,” Coleman reported in 1985, “mutants still become obese.”
2) (H/T Wes B) Below is a random picture of a random group of people at Woodstock in 1969. I want you to think about how many people you know, maybe the best 5 athletes you personally know, and whether or not they have a six pack. What does a random group of people at a music festival today look like?