If only people stopped clutching at Politically Correct memes and sound-bites and thought a little more carefully about the basics, so much unhappiness could be avoided.

Weight is never about “body positivity” or “embracing all shapes and sizes” or any other trite formulation. Being too thin or being too fat means incurring various serious health risks, and that is never a good thing regardless of what fashionable beliefs are being promoted in glossy magazines or in Internet blogs.

We evolved to be active and to survive on a modest intake of a wide variety of foods, mainly plant materials with whatever animal substances we could avail ourselves of when possible. Today’s sedentary lifestyle and MsSlop meals are horrifically far from what we need in order to be physically and mentally healthy. Instead of fixating on what’s fashionable-to-think-this-week we really ought to get back to basics: it’s all about health. Period.

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