At any rate, although I've never been overweight, I notice that at certain times the pressure of being poor coupled with a lousy food and drink intake can take it's toll on me. For me it manifests as a dull lethargic kind of sensation that seems to hide just under the surface of everything I do. Some may call it the proverbial "bad mood" assuming it's purely a mental condition but for me it's definitely a physical one.
My body becomes bloated, my face feels like it's sagging, and my natural energy level becomes sub-par. I believe not recognizing that this condition is a combination of stress and lack of healthy sustenance leads may poor to seek mental help and many of them wind up on all sorts of dangerous drugs designed to offset the real problem. ( The graph at the very bottom of this link shows that the increase in anti-depressant use is highest among the poor. http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st76/stat76.pdf)
I personally fell into this trap for years blaming my state of mind (and subsequent long lasting poverty) on some mental defect or on the doctors diagnoses of me as "chronically depressed." Ironically, no high doses or combinations of these popular drugs ever made me "feel" any better so some years ago now, I finally stopped looking for the answer to my poverty in them.
Too many poor people unfortunately fall into this trap and wind up poisoning their bodies with these prescribed drugs which only serve to keep them numb, unthinking, and docile never realizing that their poverty is a condition of an unequal and unjust societal plague. ( Let me just mention once here that the pharmaceutical companies who make these drugs are laughing all the way to the bank.)
The fact that natural remedies exist for cleansing your body and mind isn't something the mainstream poor person examines very often but they should because if you are poor it is even more "IMPERATIVE" that you remain alert and in top physical condition. Everyone can make their own decisions on what that might entail. I am going to go on a fast starting today.
I'll let you know how it goes.