Eating ourselves to death

“Despite recent trends in obesity rates,” Huang explained, “we anticipate that the population will reach an equilibrium in obesity levels, since we cannot all become obese.”

From Science Daily, Diabetes Cases to Double and Costs to Triple by 2034

I’m still trying to figure this out. Why can’t we all become obese?

For starters, we are each not eating about 1400 calories a day of the food we produce – it is thrown away.  If the two-thirds of Americans who are not yet obese ate up what is wasted, at 3500 excess calories per pound of weight gained, we would be able to gain almost a pound every other day, and reach obesity (roughly 30 pounds overweight)  in less than three weeks (even those of us who are near the bottom of the normal range).

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