The response from the Cheesecake Factory was that they are in business to serve people not to sermonize their customers. Many of their customers put the extra food in containers to take home, others share the dishes but most importantly the Cheesecake Factory has a supplemental menu (that I always use) made up of dishes under 500 cal.
All of this is what led me to think about the way a minority is running the food industry in America with complete disregard for everyone else.
What are the facts on obesity?
Obesity is defined as a body mass index, BMI, of 30 or more. Using that definition when applied to the entire American population from age 5 on, the obese minority is less than 30% of the population.
So what does a BMI of 30 or more mean?
My personal view is heavily biased because I have always weighed between 175 and 190 and been 5'7"to 5'8". That puts me on the borderline of obese and definitely in the category of overweight. Nonsense. I am athletic and agile and have always been comfortable with my weight. Until age 45 I could eat anything and not gain weight.
A system that defines the ordinary American adult male of 5’10” as obese when their weight is over 205 pounds has problems itself. The average woman at 5’5” is defined as obese at 180 pounds. Heavy maybe, zaftig? possibly. Obese.. no way.
The whole point of this blog is that the food fascists who are determined to define the correct foods for America are creating their agenda with a farcical definition of obese and they are lecturing the vast majority of us, more than two thirds, on what we must eat.
There is something rather sickening from the food tyranny that we are living under these days.