Companies such as Entero-Medics and Leptos Biomedical are striving to develop devices that will curb people’s appetites so they’ll eat less. Eat less, fewer calories, and your weight goes down. It’s really rather simple. What ever happened to basic self-control? With products like these all we’re doing is reinforcing a belief that we don’t need self-control. This is a dangerous thing to teach. We do need self-control and controlling our gastronomical system is a great way to develop self-control that will then benefit us in other areas. And we wonder why we’re so quickly falling behind other countries.
Next question: How long will it be before, thanks to a government program, we’re paying for these devices for those poor obese souls who lack the self control to eat normally?