Americans are so in denial they think eating normal portions and exercising regularly is an eating disorder
— Anna Khachiyan (@annakhachiyan) August 15, 2019
This is true and it is appalling, and that mentality is spreading.
But I don’t completely blame those who believe this. It’s being pushed as propaganda far and wide by food corporations and their extensions, such as the Fat Acceptance movement. The fact is that most people are hugely susceptible to propaganda, and all of us are to some extent vulnerable due to the way the human mind works. There are billions and billions of dollars behind this effort and only a few dozen million behind fitness and eating correctly. Who do you think is going to win with such an imbalance?
When you step back to think about it for a moment, though, it is flabbergasting to consider that perfectly normal exercise and portion control is now regarded by a significant and growing percentage of the population as an eating disorder.