Did you know that Europe had the second highest proportion of overweight or obese people in 2008, behind the United States? It is estimated that over half of the EU’s population was overweight or obese in 2008. Globally, the share of adults (aged 20 years and over) who were thought to be overweight or obese was estimated to be 35 %. This share rose above 50 % in Europe and the Americas .
Obesity is a serious public health problem, as it significantly increases the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart diseases and certain cancers.
For the individual, being overweight is strenuous on the body and can be linked to a wide range of psychological problems. For society as a whole, it has substantial direct and indirect costs that put a considerable strain on healthcare and social resources.
Why is it so hard to maintain “normal” weight? The diet industry is a multibillion-dollar industry, so why is it not working?
Through my own experience and conversations about weight loss with many people, including my clients, I have gathered some of the recurring statements I often hear and explain why they are wrong! There are so many misconceptions about weight loss and I have written a short eBook where I bust 9 of them!
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