Believe it or not, I answered something quite similar to this last nite.xx
Whether it's yesterday, today, or even tomorrow, the obese out there will continue to program themselves to "eat everything in sight" when there is always an incessant supply of junk food available. Being a "16" today is even easier to get to because of this "influx of intake", making it much harder to get down to even a "6". I, for one, for years now, have been a svelte 4-5, sometimes smaller, depending on my "program."
However, today, because we live in a society where there are millions of all shapes and sizes, I don't really believe "one outweighs another," to sort of speak. No one seems to "give a hill of coffee beans" about "gets with the program" because everyone blends. Where I live, everyone from Size0 to Size 8X, when out there and about, don't actually "stick out like a sore thumb," but instead are considered to be in this huge "melting pot". So this makes fat "in", and skinny, thin, slender and athletic exactly what it is: "The cat's ass.":))