The war on Endomorphs has to end

Why “eat less and exercise more” isn’t the answer?

In the last 20 years, obesity went from 30.5% to 41.9% in the United States¹. The usual suspects are fast food chains, sedentary lifestyle, and the lack of willpower. Your advice to your overweight friend is usually something along these lines:

“Eat less, exercise more, and have some bloody willpower to persist; loser!”.

I don’t think it is that simple. This one-size-fits-all advise isn’t fixing anything. I do not think willpower is to be…



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Tarek Amr

Tarek Amr


I write about what machines can learn from data, what humans can learn from machines, and what businesses can learn from all three.