This weekend, the Professor and I were talking about the prescription version of Alli, in which she informed me that the materials that come with the drug just basically tell you that the drug works primarily by conditioning you to eat differently, because, if you don’t, you will shit yourself. The whole “shitting yourself” thing isn’t an unfortunate side-effect; the way the drug works is to make you so afraid of shitting yourself that you don’t eat anything that might cause you to do so. And thus, if you are “lucky,” you will lose weight. And by “lucky,” let us remember, I mean “adequately in fear of shitting yourself.”
And all I could think is that we have an interesting definition of “health” where shitting yourself and having to have repeated surgeries are considered healthier than not shitting yourself and not having to have repeated surgeries.
I really would like to live in a world where people had access to healthy foods and ways to move safely around and everyone can eat well and exercise some and you are the size you are. And everyone else just minds their own business, rather than live in a world where “shitting yourself” is seen as a solution to anything.