Weight Loss Overview

Obesity is a growing health concern all over the developed world. Sedentary modern lifestyles and an abundance of easily accessible foods have made it common to overeat and not move enough.

Statistics from the CDC show that 3 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 children are now considered overweight. This is a concern because obesity is linked to many health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, hormone disbalance, and even cancer.

For weight loss to occur you need to burn more calories than you take in. This can be done by calories restriction, increased exercise, or ideally a combination of both. Diet is considered the most important aspect of weight loss as studies have shown our body fitness level is 80% based on diet and 20% based on exercise.

While there are many trendy diets that promise rapid weight loss, to achieve a long-term healthy weight, you need to commit to a healthy lifestyle. In this section we will cover the various methods for weight loss, possible roadblocks, and how to maintain your loss after you have reached your goals.

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