I think the base problem is lack of education and understanding in the underlying issue.
No. I disagree entirely. It's because they are too lazy to change what they eat. That simple.
You would have to be a truant since the age of 4, beyond moronic (they are wise enough to bung in for every benefit going), plus deaf and blind, to NOT know that eating sh!t, and a lot of it, and doing no exercise will make you fat. There is no way anyone of adult, or in fact, of reading age, in this country could not know this. Please. They are lazy, fat f*ckers.
I am 42 this year and it was commonly known since childhood, without it having to be taught in school (which it was anyway) that necking the equivalent of the tuckshop everyday would make you look like Row-land off Grange Hill or Billy f*cking Bunter. I spent most of my life on a council estate, surely not the location of choice for all highly-educated pillars of society, yet we all knew this. Lazy fat f*ckers of such dimensions were few and far between but I suspect the benfit system was not then fully tooled up to support them and not us, as it is now.
They like lard. They don't like salad because it doesn't taste like pies and bacon butties. Don't get me wrong, I feel their pain. I love bacon butties and curry and pizza and kebabs and Chinese and chocolate. But I feel bound to offset eating such fare with exercise because I don't want to die and I don't want to look like them. Plus, I can't afford it and I am too busy working to have the time to eat that much.
Look at them. They must watch A LOT of telly. The omnipresent Jamie Oliver ramming the message down their pie-congested throats could not have passed them by. No, they know full well what they are doing is wrong. But they look around them, every other scrounging, waddling sub-human faeces on the estate is doing the same, so they pat themselves on the back and reassure themselves they are, in their own cosy little neck of the woods, NORMAL.
They and their kind would LAUGH at anyone jogging around the block, just as they would laugh at the poor sods who are unlucky enough to have jobs on their estate - IF they were ever out of bed early enough to observe such poor souls making their way to work to subsidize their neighbour's 98" plasma and takeaway habits.
Have no sympathy for them. Society is letting them get away with it to the point where laziness has become an acceptable alternative to work and therefore being asked to raise a finger for your money is tantamount to 2 years down Gauntanamo Bay for them.
Shoot them like the pachyderms they are.