1. Could you define "vastly"? Someone that has vastly (in my understanding of the word) different quantities of body fat would not weigh the same as someone else that is the same height with more muscle mass and vastly less fat.
2. Employees are not put on any type of diet if they dont meet the criteria, so I fail to see your point here about diets not working. What about exercising to shed some pounds? Or having granola instead of the fried eggs and bacon to help bring down that cholesterol? Or learning to meditate to lower your blood preassure? None of it could hurt and it might just help!
3. I dont think that this is as black and white as you are making it. Each extreme causes its own issues that may or may not cause death.
4. This point is not valid being that the people you are speaking of work at Whole Foods Market
5. Would you say they are discriminating against people with high blood pressure or cholesterol?
2. My point is that people can't just up and decide to change their body fat composition. It's not that simple, it's not that easy, and in most cases it's impossible. It's not a choice, and Whole Foods is presenting it as if it were.
Exercise doesn't work as a weight loss method. There are many, many studies that have shown this. In fact, increased exercise makes people's appetites increase.
Eating eggs and bacon does not increase your cholesterol; eating carbs like granola does. Also, high blood cholesterol does not equal having bad health. In fact, people with the lowest cholesterol levels have the highest death rates. Further, it's none of Whole Foods' business what their employees eat for breakfast.
3. My point is that being overweight does not equal being unhealthy.
4. So you're assuming that none of the employees of Whole Foods are poor? Many of them can't afford to buy the food at Whole Foods, so why make it even harder for them by reducing their discount? Whole Foods is taking healthful foods even farther out of their reach.
5. Well, yes, although it is unusual for such a Big Brother intrusion into people's cholesterol and blood pressure. Whereas anti-fat phobia is an everyday occurrence. It's so common that you can't seem to recognize it in Whole Foods' new policy.
The whole program is ridiculous and offensive on every level.