Top 10 Weight Loss Myths
Weight loss myths are everywhere you look and they can be
detrimental to your health as well as the goals you have set
It is necessary to take the ideas you have about losing
weight and turn them on their side. Put your knowledge to
the test. Don't fall victim to information that is hazardous to
The sad truth is that Americans are getting heavier all of the
time. This is as true of adults as it is of the youth of today.
As well, those who are already heavy are getting even
According to a CDC National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey, the number of obese adults has
doubled in the past 30 years. It has gone from 15 percent in
the late 1970s to an estimated 31 percent today. This is
How many Americans can be defined as being overweight or
Approximately 64 percent of Americans weigh far too much.
This works out to be 129.6 million people. According to the
2001 Surgeon General's Call to Action on Prevent and
Decrease Overweight and Obesity, the direct and indirect
costs of obesity to society at large, which takes into account
lost productivity at work and medical costs was estimated at
a national level to be $117 billion in the year 2000.