I do disagree with you a little, heaven forbid lol. I know alot of things cause weight gain, but you just have to see the bad choices people make. If people pig out on biscuits, cakes etc then they are not helping themselves. You can't blame it all on medications etc.
I do blame somebody, not sure who, putting temptation out there. Some small supermarkets have nothing but booze, soft drinks, biscuits, chocolate and sweets, and crisps. A very small amout of the stuff we all should be eating.
I am not saying that poor eating habits is not a cause of obesity. What I am trying to point out is that there are OTHER factors that not within someone's control. For example, should we blame people with Prader Willi syndrome, which is a genetic disorder causing a hypothalamic dysfunction that prevents them from ever feeling full? And what about someone who has to be on immune suppressing Prednisone due to a organ transplant. Prednisone can put on all sorts of weight. Same thing with estrogen replacement therapy that many women take to control post menopausal hot flashes. Premarin in particular is considerably stronger than the body's own estrogen. And estrogen causes weight gain by causing water retention and fat cell enlargement. So a person could be eating a real healthy diet and maintain that diet, and then go on Premarin and put on weight like crazy. And we don't have a choice about the chlorine and fluoride in our water, which can suppress the thyroid. We do have the choice to filter these compounds out with an R/O system, but this only limits our exposure and not everyone can afford to do this. So all I am saying is that we should be careful about judging others because we don't know their medical history or situation.