I apologise if I am posting in the incorrect forum and feel free to move the thread if that is the case, but I couldn't find a more appropriate forum. The Thread on Obesity and my own, slight obsession with this topic has lead me to take the plunge and post There has been a lot in the media recently about diets and the 'the men who made us thin' series on BBC, a follow on from 'the men who made us fat' last year is causing a bit of a stir - but even this might not change ingrained attitudes? Through my professional work and personal life - I come to realise that far more people than I thought or had hoped, still seem to believe or think that diets are the 'answer', but more worryingly that they are the failures for the diets not working. I am very concerned by the self hatred that diets seem to breed for a lot of people and in others also e.g a Mother / Father believing their Daughter / Son isn't working hard enough at their diet and that's why they aren't losing weight. On a wider societal view - a worrying belief exists that people who are not the weight that the Government deems to be 'healthy' is a result of a distinct lack of will power, an inability to 'stick to ' the diet. As you can probably tell, I find all of this very concerning and wander what / why / how / where and when we can further change the attitude about diets from being the 'answer' to weight loss to being the money making, billion pound business that survives on making diets that don't work. Any Thoughts? I must add, I do realise that not everyone who is a size / shape 'different' to what is perceived as 'healthy' has a disordered relationship with food.