It’s difficult for most animals to lose weight when delicious food is available at all time. Historically speaking, the problem in nature has always been one of not enough food.
But we live in an era of decadence, and must make do.
When going out to a restaurant, one often gets halfway through a meal and is more or less full, but there is still what seems like an entire plate of food remaining. The most obvious solution to this problem is to continue eating. But this makes it very easy to over-eat.
Restaurants could be required to provide a “to go” box at the table with every meal. Then, the path of least resistance when a diner is full would be changed from “keep eating anyway” to “put the remaining food in the box; eat it later.”
Fig 1: If the to-go box arrived at the same time as the meal, it would be easy for a diner to avoid devouring their entire meal at once.
By not devouring an entire enormous portion, the diner’s health would potentially be improved.
PROS: Clearly, this would lead to improved health and well-being for all individuals.
CONS: It’s possible that the slightly changed mass distribution on Earth as a result of this proposal would have a subtle effect on Earth’s orbit, which might cause it to be hit be a giant asteroid that it would have otherwise avoided.