I have a rule I live by 5 out of 7 days/wk: If a food did not naturally exist 200 years ago; dont eat it. I do allow weekends to be open for anything, but during the week things are much much cleaner. (and also includes good stuff like real butter, real cheese, etc)
I think a lot of the obesity problem could be reduced if people were willing to prepare the majority of their meals instead of rely on processed foods, fast food, carry out, delivery, etc as their dietary staples.
It really doesnt take a whole heck of a lot of time/effort to prepare your meals. And clean up in the kitchen afterwards usually takes less than 15 minutes if you dont drag ass.
People are just too lazy. They complain of fatigue and a lack of time here in this modern world where technology has made life easier than at any point in human history.
My mother was a single parent working graveyards. Still she managed to find time to prepare breakfast and dinners and pack our lunch boxes. If she could do it, anyone can. No excuses.
Thing that gets my goat the most about all this is the whole 'fat acceptance' movement. You dont see heroin addicts demanding sympathy from the public for their self destruction. And we are supposedly 'shallow' or 'image driven' when we reject the idea of being grossly unhealthy?
Another peeve of mine are those who claim genetics are to blame. Glandular weight disorders are actually very rare - but I would say 9 in 10 fat people blame 'genes' or that it 'runs in the family'