More People Not Thinking about Weight Loss
Just about everyone has tried losing weight at least once in the past. With two-thirds of Americans either obese or overweight, this is a fair assumption to make. Sure, not everyone has been successful, and certainly not everyone has taken the attempt seriously by taking part in a medical weight loss program, but the majority of people have tried losing weight through some combination of diet and weight loss, at least.
Obesity has been a growing concern in the United States for the past fifty years. Since the introduction of soda, fast-food and a growing demand on time as more people have taken to office jobs, there has been a sharp decrease in the amount of time spent preparing and enjoying healthy meals, exercising, and simply being active. More and more children are beginning to gain weight, and the risks of growing up with obesity are found to be even more drastic than the health risks associated with becoming overweight as an adult.
While many people may talk about losing weight out of their desire to fit into old clothes or to look a certain way, at the end of the day obesity is a disease. This is a health concern that puts a large percentage of the adult population in the United States at serious risk for a collection of dangerous chronic diseases.
You’ve likely seen this list before, but it is worth noting again. Being overweight or obese increases your risk for health concerns like:
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
It is for this reason that losing weight is such a big deal. This is why so many health professionals are growing concerned by the latest trend of people moving away from their weight loss goals. Recent studies have revealed that a growing percentage of people are claiming that they are comfortable with their excess weight, and are as a result choosing to not participate in a weight loss program at the moment.
While some are looking at this growing trend as an example of self-love, others are looking at this as a major health concern. Appreciating your body is wonderful, but in doing so you also ought to want what is best for your body. Obesity is never what is best for your body.
If you are overweight or obese, and you are discouraged by past weight loss attempts and are thinking that you too want to focus on something else for a while, rather than expose yourself to another failed attempt with diet and weight loss, that makes sense. Rather than put yourself through another trying dieting experience, talk to a weight loss doctor about how weight loss surgery can help you achieve your goals faster and easier than you ever imagined.