Just don’t buy the genetic argument.
Read the article and I have seen many like it.
Of course genetics plays a role to a point.
Many of us may never be totally shredded. But, I believe that looking good in clothes is attainable for the majority of population.
Look at photos from 1880’s-the men look strong and slim,while the women look stout.
Too little movement,too much crappy food.
Agreed and this is one argument most “fat acceptance” people just seem to ignore - they believe that genetically we have a certain predestined “set weight” and all efforts to change it are basically futile. But it makes no sense why suddenly the predestined “set weight” for all of america would jump 30lbs or so in a generation (we did not have an obesity crisis in the 50’s). It’s clear as day that shitty food and lack of exercise are responsible for this much more than any sort of genetic change.[/quote]
i would actually argue that shitty food and lack of exercise are responsible for a genetic change.
i dont have a background in anthropology but it just seems logical that over the years the worse you make your own genetics the worse potential your offspring would have.
take a look at the Belgian Blue, the cattle which was bred to be born with double muscles or something to that extent, basically the ronnie coleman of cattle. so its proven that through the breeding of paticular genes the next generation will have more of those traits and you can breed the best of that group to produce more, and so on.
so the obvious opposite to that would be that if you take the worst of the worst and keep letting them mate they would keep producing worse offspring.
so if two obese people whos parents were obese have kids its more likely that the those genes are going to be the ones passed down. which actually brings up another argument; could this guys family background be so awful he is actually predestined to be fat?
i would say no however because i dont think these obesity crisis has been around in enough generations yet for it to be that significant but perhaps in 3 or 4 more generations it is a likely possibility.
genetics are a fact. breeding is a fact. if you are muscular and your wife is fit you will probaly have a higher probability to have more athletic, or at least good looking children. of course if you feed them nothing but blueberry pie it may not turn out so good.