It’s hormonal. I have no patience for the “just go to gym and diet,” people. They have 0 clue. For some people, there’s legitimate GLP-1 dysregulation.
They should look into semaglutide etc. Dieting is so bizarre, it’s treated like morality or something.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) February 23, 2023
According to some seemingly arbitrary guidelines created 200 years ago and popularized in the ’70s by Ancel Keys, 75% of the country is at least overweight. It’s not surprising there is so much hype about these drugs…3/4 of the country is obviously a huge market. GLP-1 agonists are a class of drugs that offers promise at finally putting a dent in these numbers.
And now many of these same people who a year were going on about obese people dying of Covid–here is a drug may offer life-saving potential to people whose lives may be cut short due to obesity, and it’s still not good enough. It’s like, “Stop being obese, you’re going to die…but you cannot fix it that way; you must do it the way I approve of even if it does not work for 90-percent of people long-term.”
These people will always find some reason to complain, because it’s not about weight loss or solving obesity, but rather projecting one’s moral superiority. The process of diet and exercise–however futile that may be for a lot of people due to biology or other factors–is more important than the actual loss of weight.
What separates religion from science is not what is true or not, but that the centrality of religion is ‘the process’, whereas science is concerned with outcomes or results. I think this is why there is so much pushback against these drugs by the likes of Peter Attia and other online health influencers. It not only threatens their business models of selling guides and coaching, but solving obesity must be through self-inflicted suffering, not the power of modern science. Religion can never solve problems, or else there would be no process. The process necessitates constant upkeep, such as attendance, contrition, piety, etc.