In the U.S., 55% of adults are overweight, nearly 25% are obese.
Each year there are approximately 280,000 deaths in the U.S. that can be attributed to obesity.
There is no longer any doubt that the most widespread and the largest threat to our health is being overweight or obese.
And while these statistics are shocking to most, there are still as many as 80 million people in the United States dealing with obesity.
What experts, like those at Prevention Magazine, are trying to get across to these millions of people who are dealing daily with this disease is that obesity is not going to cure itself overnight. There is not a magic pill that someone can take that will reverse the toll we have taken on our bodies over the years.
We, as a society, need to learn that losing weight and keeping that weight off is a commitment – a lifelong commitment – and something that won’t come easy to many people.
Weight loss is not a short term goal. Instead it is a long term lifestyle change that you must be ready to take on before you start any type of diet or fitness regimen.
Keep in mind there are plenty of support groups out there that will help you get you where you need to be as far as diet and fitness goals and most importantly: don’t give up!