Just a quickie — interesting article in the NYTimes about weight and obesity.
The Times has run a bunch of articles like this. This one (click) is by a mathematician who makes it all sound so simple, just eat less and exercise more, although other articles have made it clear that some people almost can’t be too careful about what they eat because of their body chemistry.
Then there’s the food addiction problem, which is very real and not easily dismissed. Mathematics can explain the problem, but the solution is vastly more complex.
Still, this guy’s basic premise, that we eat too much because there’s too much food around and it’s too cheap is a good place to start.