It seems as a society we are becoming overly fat (apparently the new term isn’t “overweight, but “overfat”– as there are a lot of athletic people with lots of muscle who are technically “overweight”).
I like the notion of “over-fat”, because it addresses the big challenge we face as a society right now (also from a public health perspective): having excess fat (body fat, adipose tissue).
But applied further philosophically; perhaps we are getting too fat also in a general way, with our stuff, objects, and other excess “fat” (superfluities) in life.
Lose fat but preserve the organs
Now this is the tricky thing:
Having some fat, some buffer, and some things is obviously beneficial.
But what is essential and what is superfluous to you? Obviously this is something you must decide for yourself. Also, you shouldn’t allow others to superimpose their personal philosophy upon you (and similarly we shouldn’t force others to do as we do).
Subtract whatever you consider superfluous to you — but make sure to keep what is essential to you.