...and no, not everyone get's truly depressed, sad maybe, not depressed, now THAT is a ridiculous claim.
I must have missed the solutions, it would be good of you to summarise the solutions from your side of the argument?Okay, now you're just being obtuse. There have been a number of recommendations/suggested throughout this thread. Not agreeing about their efficacy doesn't mean they haven't been made. Health conscious people don't make the obese obese, the obese make themselves and their children obese. I have never, in all the years I trained both the very fat and the very fit, seen a fit person force another fit (or unfit) person into the kind of condition that the people we're discussing are in. That is a patently ridiculous claim.
It's not one person influencing another, it is the combined influence of society, every rude or disapproving look or comment, every fat joke, every weightloss ad showing people with perfect bodies, every time they overhear someone mention how wonderfully "slim" a star has become or how sad it is that they've "let themselves go", for the truly overweight to see such small changes made a big deal they see their own situation as hopeless, I could go on and on. All of these things, overtime only manage to make that person feel even more hopeless.
Give these people hope, encouragement, inspire them, focus on holistic health, not just "fat".