Last week I covered The Good and The Bad of the AMA declaring that obesity is a disease.

For the Ugly post, I may be going in a different direction than you expected. I hope you’ll learn to expect the unexpected, and I hope I’ll deliver. I am not going to tell you what I think is ugly about the AMA’s declaration. I am telling you that Obesity itself is The Ugly.

Let me first say make clear that I do not disagree with the AMA’s decision. I support any attempt to raise awareness, and the simple act of this declaration does raise awareness. (I should have mentioned that in The Good.)

A Catch-All or One-size-fits-all approach to fighting obesity will not work. Each approach will work for a small percentage of the population, but no approach will work for everybody. Not even my approach. Not even this ingenious little scheme I’m about to share with you.

The truth is I can’t fight your obesity. I can only fight my obesity. If you want your obesity fought, you’re going to have to do it yourself. Nobody can fight your obesity, but you. I hope my plan will work for you, but if it does not, it is your responsibility to find one that does. And if it doesn’t, give me a shout. I’ll try to help you find a plan that works for you. I know of a few things.

So if obesity is not a disease, then what is it?

It’s a monster. It’s a mindless, gelatinous, parasitic blob. It attaches to you and feeds off you, draining your energy and power, making you sicker and sicker while also causing you to develop a destructive dependence on it. If you don’t fight it, it grows larger and larger. It grows more and more powerful and become more and more a part of you. You have to fight it like Flash Thompson fights Venom in Marvel’s Spider-man comics. If you’re not fighting it, you’re feeding it. I think that is worth repeating and bolding.

If you’re not fighting Obesity, you’re feeding it.

I’m going to give you the tools you need to fight Creeping Obesity. Hopefully these tools will work for you, and we’ll eradicate this Ugly beast. Keep coming back for more. If this method doesn’t work for you, then lets find something that will.

Stay tuned…