Of studies, trying to show how stupid fat people are. This one is from Australia where they are saying, get this, that fat people don’t know that if they eat foods that are bad choices they gain weight, and if they are given counseling, they stop being fat!
I know, radical idea there. Amirite? I mean, we’ve only seen this, or something like this about eleventy bazillion times. In the past year. In the USA alone.
Besides trying to say that fat people are stupid — come on, we don’t know that eating ice cream for breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, tea, first dinner, second dinner, and before bed snack is just going to “pack on the pounds”? — they also say that fat people “find it difficult to solve problems and achieve goals.”
Pretty broad brush they are painting every. fat. person. in. the. world with there, don’t ya think?
Do some fat people have Executive Function Disorder (EFD, a disorder that is related to ADD/ADHD)? Probably. Do ALL fat people have EFD? Most assuredly not. Do some fat people have difficulties solving problems and achieving goals? Yes. Heck, I’d even say all people EVERYWHERE (not just fat people) will, at times, have difficulties solving problems or achieving goals. Even so, that does not mean all fat people have this disorder, and just don’t know that eating the wrong food choices will result in weight gain.
I mean, it’s not like there is so much more to weight and size besides the calories in makes one fat model, is there?
Oh, and here’s where this gets really ridiculous. It has been shown that people with EFD respond favorably to a certain type of counseling. Lesley Campbell, an “obesity expert” and conjoint professor at UNSW started a trial with fat people doing this certain type of counseling, to see if they lose weight.
The trial is only 10 people. And it’s only for a month.
I’m sure, if and when those ten people lose “4 pounds on average” during that month, the headlines will scream, “Study Proves Counseling is the Answer to Obesity” with the opening paragraph reading something along the lines of, “It seems like it’s not the typical Fatty McFatterson’s fault for being so fat after all. It’s a disorder in their brain, and with enough counseling, they can overcome their disability…” Of course, the final paragraph will have to include, “Just because it’s not necessarily Fatty McFatterson’s fault how his brain reacts to things, that doesn’t mean we should all go out and eat candy and chips at every meal. Just remember, the way to avoid falling into the trap that McFatterson has fallen into is to eat bad foods in moderation, if at all!”