Obesity Rates Continue to Climb
For the past ten years we’ve heard a lot about the incredibly high obesity rate in the United States. Two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese, and one in every three adults are actually obese. But these numbers are no longer valid. Unfortunately, the new numbers are even more disparaging than before.
The CDC recently reported that just over 40% of US adults are now considered obese. That is about four in every 10 adults. Among children the obesity rate is lower, but not by enough. Two out of every ten children are obese in the United States, and those children are more likely to continue being obese as they become adults—especially if something isn’t done soon to change the national obesity rate.
The Best Way to Lose Weight
The biggest problem with obesity is how hard it is to effectively lose weight. Obesity is a major health concern. The longer you live with obesity, the more likely you are to experience major chronic health issues like heart attack, stroke or type-2 diabetes. But the longer you live with obesity, the harder it becomes to lose weight, too.
Actually overcoming obesity takes targeted efforts and complex strategy. Simply trying to cut calories here and there, and to eat healthier as often as you can doesn’t make a huge impact. The longer it takes to lose weight, the less likely you are to reach your weight loss goal, too. This is why weight loss surgery is considered the most effective method for weight loss.
Weight loss surgery makes it possible to lose weight fast by making actual changes to your digestive tract, often reducing the amount of food that can fit in your stomach at any one time, thereby reducing hunger and naturally decreasing how many calories you consume in a day. Combining the physical benefits of weight loss surgery with the ongoing guidance and support of a weight loss surgeon and a team of weight loss experts, as well as ongoing dietary strategy and increased physical activity is the best way to achieve lasting weight loss.
The increase in the obesity rate is discouraging. If you are struggling with obesity, then you should take this information as a reminder that you are not alone, and that there are resources out there that can help you finally lose weight and reach your weight loss goal once and for all.