I've got to say that while I was eating bad, when I was drinking my 2nd or 5th soda of the day, when my hand was reaching into the chips... I knew that what I was doing was wrong. That I was trying to lose weight, not gain it. But I still did it. It made me feel better in the same way that smoking a cig after a stressful day used to make me feel better.
I "chose" to eat those chips and to drink that soda, as well as the 40 cal/slice whole grain bread and whatnot, becasue it made me feel better. I can see now that I was addicted to the sugar. I had no more real choice than anyone else who is addicted to something. But, as this thread shows, some people do not see what is really going on.
With that said, I dislike anyone in my personal space besides my wife and kids. I dont like hugs from even my family members, I never have. I dont like sitting next to anyone regardless of the situation, it makes me uncomfortable if it's at the movie theatres or at a long table at a restaurant, or in an airplane.
When I got involved with Primal/Paleo, I started to see fat and fatty deposits on people differently. Fat is nothing to be ashamed about, regardless of what society says about it. Society is the one who should be ashamed for shoving their misinformation down our gullets because they are getting lobbied and paid to do it.
And to those who say to eat less and exercise more in order to lose weight, that is what society says as well. Just because you are eating Primal instead of CW, doesnt give anyone the right, here especially, to say that sort of thing.