Many people today want to categorize obesity as a disease. In some ways it qualifies to be called a disease. But obesity can be prevented and should not be called a disease. If we call it a disease, we take away our own responsibility concerning it. Obesity is a side effect, not a disease. Obesity can cause hypothyroidism, not the other way around as we once thought. Some people considered obese can live a long healthy life. Very muscular fit people may fall into an obese category because muscle outweighs fat. Obesity is the result of wrong way eating. A poor diet can lead to obesity. Obesity is the result of sedentary lifestyles. As we sit at our computers and don't include exercise in our daily routine, obesity may be an end result. While we judge smokers and drinkers and gamblers and drug abusers, we often overlook obese people. It is a choice to be fat. Yes, it's difficult to lose weight, as it is difficult to quit any vice. We are judgers more than anything else. It's easy to judge a fat person if you've been thin all your life. Judging others is the worst vice of all.