Yes, it is nice that this writer spent 3 pages on how “nanny state” requirements to lose weight violates civil liberties and that ABC picked it up.
It would’ve been nice, though, to drop in the fact that diets don’t cause permanent, sustainable weight loss for most people or that the health benefits of dieting tend to be transient.
Sure, if losing 5 or 10lbs will move you from “obese” to “overweight” on the weight charts, then starting an exercise program or dieting may be a sustainable way to do that. My weight tends to be about 10lbs less when I’m working out regularly. 10lbs. Guess what? I’m still fat.
Personally, I think ABC should’ve picked up this essay of Harriet Brown’s on Feed Me! instead.