Obesity is a national epidemic. With numbers like three quarters of men and two thirds of women being obese, it’s staggering actually. Basically 40-percent of the country is obese. How do we change it?
We’ve got plenty of diet plan options out there. Some come, some go, and some stay around; but is one better than the other? It all depends on the person. What we eat, however , shouldn’t be the only focus. Who we have around us should be.
A new reportby the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce shows that having a system of regular support in place is thekey to dieting success. The taskforce looked at about 100 weight loss programs and discovered what you eat or how you exercise didn’t matter. What mattered are the face-to-face meetings keeping you on track.
It’s pretty obvious. When you focus (or are made to focus) your behaviors start to change and the pounds come off. Slow and steady wins the race in this case, too. Longer programs result in better progress.