Ok so I am arguing on another non-fitness related forum about whether or not it is fat people's fault they are fat.
Some people were giving all kinds of excuses (thyroid problems, metabolism, inherited stuff) to which I gave replies
"Running in the family is only usually true in the sense that the whole family eats junk food.
Metabolism can entirely be controlled by diet and exercise. It also doesn't account for that much. Maybe a +/- 500 difference in base calorie expenditure.
Even thyroid problems can be controlled very easily with proper diet in minor cases and synthetic thyroid hormone in more extreme cases."
People are still arguing so I'm posting here to see what you guys have to say and get some good points (if you agree with me that is ;D)