Someone remarked that I looked as if I had the "weight of the world" on my shoulders.
Well they were wrong, it's on my HIPS!
I have this theory, not backed by any data , but you will see its logic as I explain. The mass (ie weight) of the entire world and all its population remains the same. I mean the basic elements are recycled, the ashes to ashes thing. Nothing drops off the planet. When someone loses weight another person gains weight. When one of those "Biggest Loser" contestants loses 10kgs and I can't fit into my "fat" jeans it is no coincidence. Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers openly campaign for this weight recycling.
If we extrapolate this theory to world populations it is easy to pinpoint whole countries becoming renowned for the large size of their citizens and conversely whole countries where people are so weight deprived they are dying from it.
So, if we, in the weight advantaged countries, ate a little less maybe we could share more with the weight challenged ones. Then no one would starve to death and no one would die from the ailments associated with obesity. And I might just be able to fit into my "skinny" jeans. You think?