Fat Or Blame For Our Weight Analysis

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Fat or Fit – it’s your choice!
Who should we blame for our obesity? Do we really need the government to get between us and our waistline? (Balko, Radley, pg.561). Are we that mentally challenged that we are not capable on making better choices towards our own health? These are some of the issues that both articles examine. While Balko, Radley tries to persuades us with his article, Obesity: Who Is Responsible for Our Weight? In believing that individuals should be free to do whatever they want with their own persona (Pg.561). That we have the capacity to determine our own actions, and that the government cannot tell us what we can and cannot eat. While Kelly Brownell and Marion Nestle article, Analyzing A Visual: Obesity, believes that the
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No one doubts that advertisements can influence people. However, advertisements do not force anyone to eat anything. Besides, any type of food can be good in moderation, and people are the ones who ultimately choose what they are going to eat. Likewise, Kelly Brownell and Marion Nestle believe that the fast food restaurants are the ones to blame for our obesity, because according to them, if we blame the victims (you, I and society as a whole) are like letting the food industry get away with a crime because for them fast food is poison. Likewise, Brownell and Nestle argues that “humans are hardwired, as a survival strategy, to like foods high in sugar, fat and calories” (pg.564). The idea that the government should protect us from our own weaknesses is nonsense. For Brownell and Nestle the government should create and enforce public policies to encourage healthier food choices that would help reduce …show more content…
They believe that the government should step into our lives and basically dictated us when to eat, how much, and how often should we eat it. On the other hand, the article of Obesity: Who is Responsible for Our Weight? (pg.561) by Radley Balko argues that “Worse, socialized health care makes us troublingly tolerant of government trespasses on our personal freedom” (pg. 562). Balko argues for less government intervention. In addition, he believes that the government needs to make obesity a personal responsibility; after all, we are what we eat, and it is one’s own personal responsibility to choose

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