I need some insight: Why do people let themselves get so overweight (I care about the health reason, not appearance)?
I understand there isn't enough time in the day, people eat because they're depressed, gaining weight because you have had a child, etc. (most common reasons/excuses), but what I seriously don't understand is how people let themselves get so overweight and never do anything about it (even when they're aware of it and especially when they're unhappy about it). The thing that baffles me the most is that most overweight people seem to be aware that if they get healthier than a lot of the not only physical, but mental issues (depression, low self-esteem) will begin to get better. I just don't understand it and I really would appreciate some good insight. This question, for me, is most important to understand because of my parents; I don't want to lose them so early in my life because they never consistently try to make themselves healthier. It really is one of the things, out of my control, that makes me most sad. I appreciate any honest, real, and non-sarcastic answers most. Thank You.