Weight loss secrets revealed
As per the latest data from Center's for Disease Control, overweight and obesity continue to be a major public health problem in the United States.
Obesity and overweight statistics 2015
- More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese according an article published in JAMA.
- Obesity affects over 50 medical problems including cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, mood disorders and even certain types of cancer, some of which are the leading causes of preventable death.
Cost of Obesity
The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
Individual cost of obesity
According to a research study from George Washington University, the annual direct individual cost of being obese is $4,879 for women and $2,646 for men. When the value of lost life is added, the results are even more dramatic: $8,365 and $6,518 for women and men respectively, they said at the release, which included a panel of esteemed obesity experts moderated by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher.
Are Americans serious about losing weight?
Now that we know how serious the problem is and how expensive it is, let us look at what can be done to lose weight.
- What are the secrets for losing weight?
- How to lose weight fast and safe?
- Why am I not able to lose weight?
- What is truly causing my weight gain?
- Why am I gaining weight in the belly?
- What is causing my food cravings?
1. Understand your body mass index or BMI
|18.5 – 24.9||Normal or Healthy Weight|
|25.0 – 29.9||Overweight|
|30.0 and Above||Obese|
2. Check your waist circumference
- Monitor your progress
- Reward yourself for successful weight loss
- Reach your weight loss goal
- Have a plan to maintain your weight once you reach your weight loss goal.