look how long it takes drug addicts or alcoholics to become rehabilitated. Just because people are eating bad and not working out doesn't mean they don't care. Have you tried to loose 100lbs? it is hard. It takes a long time and when you look in the mirror you are not seeing immediate results, you wonder if it works at all.
I admit, some people just give up and thin what is the use. But I believe it is more of the thing that Griff was talking about. There are options out there that many obese people do not even know about.
Lets face it, Main Stream America tells us to eat low fat, yadda yadda. Says to exercise 3x a week, etc. But when an Obese person does go low carb, they are often ridiculed for doing so as being, yet again, lazy!
I know that carbs are the main reason for Obesity as does most people here. You are still not getting it. Obese people DO NOT want to be Obese. They are not lazy, they are not stupid. Put 150lb back pack on and go run 5 miles. If you can not do it, you must be lazy or stupid, right?
We are the exception only because we now know the truth. The other people are just mis informed.
I am not saying all this as an excuse to my obesity (just in case you may thought that) I am 5'10" 225lbs. 16.5" biceps, 13" forearms, 26" thigh, 17.5" calf and a 36" waist. Clinically I fall in the "obese" category though and I do struggle with my weight and until I found about how I am insulin resistant and that I simply can not process carbs- felt hopeless, as do most of the people who are obese.
So even though you say you now know, you really don't.