If you’re like many other people, losing the fat around your midsection is the biggest problem area in your weight loss journey. You’ve watched the numbers on the scale fall, but haven’t seen a corresponding loss in belly fat.
Or maybe you haven’t yet started to lose weight and you know you need to. It’s no secret that obesity continues to rise. You don’t have to read scientific data, or research studies to know, a simple look at a random group of people walking down the street in your town reveals this. The facts only reinforce what most of us already know.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the rate of obesity between 1980 and 2000 doubled among adults and children and scarily has tripled amongst adolescents. This translates to 60 million obese adults in the United States. That’s a staggering thirty percent of the population.
Not only is obesity unattractive, more importantly it’s seriously bad for your health. The facts on children and adolescent obesity are even of greater concern. This means significantly more years that these children’s, but soon to be adults’, bodies are living with the dangerous health effects of obesity.
According to more and more research obesity increases the risk for a number of not just debilitating but sometimes terminal diseases. From heart disease to cancers, being overweight and obese can wreak havoc on your body, often as a silent assailant.