Have you tried to lose weight?
More than one third of U.S. adults currently are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Physicians and other health care professionals urge us to lose weight or risk becoming vulnerable to a host of diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Weight loss has become a national conversation.
On an individual basis, most of us either have tried to lose weight or are actively engaged in maintaining a healthy weight. Why we struggle with weight and how best to lose weight are hotly debated topics. The nation’s current weight struggles have been attributed to a range of biological, societal and personal problems such as unhealthy school lunches, media advertising, too much corn and corn syrup in our diets, sugar substitutes, lack of willpower, overreliance on fast and prepackaged foods and many more.
But what gets in the way of your ability to lose weight?