Currently, there is much media coverage given to obesity and its effects on communities in what are termed "developed" nations. The costs of caring for those who become sick due to excess weight are frightening. Obesity should be treated by governments in the same way they treat other crises.
I've noticed that, in their capacity of great carers for the health and well being of their citizens, governments impose taxes and excise on alcohol and tobacco products. It's usually claimed these fiscal measures are aimed at curtailing drinking and smoking thereby extending the lives of the populace. Of course, if people are sick less often and able to work longer during their lives, more taxes are raised. This means less is need be spent on healthcare and hospitals leaving more for spending on things which will ensure the re-election of the governing party. You've got to love your government.
Surely, if one follows the gubernatorial wisdom of extracting money from those with addictions to legal substances they should charge the obese extra to buy food and clothing.
I think it would be so easy to install weigh stations in all food stores, cafes and restaurants as well as clothing stores and charity shops and to levy a surcharge or a "Lipo-tax" on purchases or consumption by those who are deemed obese. If they had to pay, for example, 60 per cent more for food they would eat less, loose weight and drop below the "Lipo-barrier". It would also cost less to produce and manufacture clothing in smaller sizes. I've noticed that plenty of clothiers currently charge more for larger sizes so the precedent is already set in this market.
I can envision this system being extended to transport where passengers are liable to pay extra if their body weight exceeds the legal limit or "Lipo-limit". It's obvious that all modes of transport use more fuel to move the obese that those of more diminutive proportions. This will help conserve fossil fuel and other forms of energy.
I'm sure these methods would succeed in curing the "Lipo-challenged", increase revenues for governments and ensure that there are chocolates for all. Every one gains (except those who lose weight)!