I'm sure you realize that this is an area where ignorance runs high. I think the reality is that most fatbodies would rather point fingers at those who are going after it than look inward and face their own demons. I'm 37 and over the years I've met a lot of fat people (I'm not talking about a T-man reader who is self conscionce about a few pounds) and aside from a hand full of exceptions, most of them have major physical, emotional, or spiritual issues. In fact I'd say a lot of them are borderline crazy. They'd rather accuse you of juicing than deal with themselves.
Also, I love the show Law n Order but as a former Bailiff and a soon to be licensed attorney I can tell you that they take a lot of liberties in the name of entertainment.