This Harvard Review survey of the obesity issue in America is great reading. Especially fascinating is the anthropological theories of how we got into this predicament. If I can summarize, we have bodies that are evolutionarily adapted for a pre-historic age that is radically different from what we have now. We need a design upgrade.
And that reminds me of a book I read a few years back which was saying the same thing about our brains – that at the “operating system” level, we are neurologically adapted for a prehistoric paradigm and we need an upgrade. Unfortunately I cannot remeber the title or author. Anyone out there recognize this thesis?