Preparing to survive if the world turns to crap.
There is a very simple set of laws called thermodynamics. They state that energy cannot be created or destroyed. Applied to the human body, this means that if you take in more energy then you output, you gain weight. Simple as that.
Sure, there are people with thyroid problems. From what I've read online about thyroid conditions, having an under active thyroid means that if you eat and exercise within acceptable limits, your weight gain is 5-25 pounds. And they have drugs for that. And the number of people with actual thyroid conditions is vastly less than the number of people who blame their obesity on said conditions.
There's an awesome website called reddit, and there's an awesome subreddit called r/fatpeoplestories. Sure, there are some exaggerations but with societies moral decline and entitlement, I believe a lot of these stories. A good description could be:
So yea, I am going somewhere with this.
I don't care if you don't remember eating all those chocolates and half of the food while you prepare dinner then only remember eating 1 meal during the day. I don't care if you claim it's your thyroid or you have a 'condishun'. I don't care if you claim you have the 'beetus' and you need to eat all the food. I don't care, because right now it's not my problem.
The problem comes with after a TSHTF happens. There won't be such a thing as a North America with too much food. We won't have enough. I barely have enough to cover half a dozen people eating half rations. If you read r/fatpeoplestories, it'll be filled with horrible obese people stealing food, taking food, constantly eating and whining for food for free. There are going to be people wanting to sponge off of you. You're going to take someone in, or a friend is going to come and insist on bringing their family which includes one or more of these 'hamplanets'. You're going to come back from hunting or a patrol and find out food that was supposed to last your group an entire week has disappeared down the gullets of one of these hamplanets.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that just because you are fat you're going to be a food stealing entitled asshat. I'm saying that there is going to be someone who is large because they are a food stealing in denial asshat and THAT is the person who, because of their entitled fat thinking, can kill a group with their gluttony.
So what do you do? This is the moral dilemma. This is when you're going to have to refuse help to someone you know will kill the group by their entitlement and gluttony.
It's a hard thing to do, but maybe it'll also be easy.
I guess we'll see when we get there, eh?