what I really think is that there is a lot of money in keeping us fat and unhealthy, in diet products that don't work and in medical care. It circulates a lot of dough, and governments benefit from that
Barry Groves mentions this in his book Eat Fat Get Thin
"The overweight are a ready source of income
But there is another problem – the slimming industry really doesn’t want you to know these facts. They rely on you for a very comfortable living. So you are kept in the dark unless 1) you know where to look for the right information and 2) you know what is truth and what is not. So let’s look at how you are exploited.
Jules Hirsch, of Rockefeller University, New York, observed in the 1994 Herman Award Lecture to the American Society for Clinical Nutrition:5
‘The public must understand that all current methods, from thigh
creams to stomach staples, are like gropes in the dark, and as
such, are either totally ineffectual or are no more than counter-
forces to an incompletely understood regulatory disorder. There
are no cures at this time.’
Although the first sentence of this statement is correct, Hirsch was wrong in the second, as this book will show. However, Dr Hirsch put his finger on a major stumbling block when he said:
‘The ambiguities inherent in [the] problem . . . has led to the growth of a flourishing industry for weight control. The basic tenets of this industry are that there are commercially available programs that can safely lower body weight more easily than those of competitors and unlike their competitors, once the weight is lost, it will remain that way for ever. On this basis an endless set of new products, new diets and drug interventions play legal tag with governmental regulatory agencies while reaping profit from a public desperate for answers.’ "