Weighing in on Weight

This is a transcript of an mp3 on the issue of obesity in the U.S. You can listen to it at gr8-hypnosis.com/wt2018.mp3

Today I like to take a moment and discuss the problem in the United States of being obese or overweight. If you look at the TV commercials, read a newspaper, look at the ads for weight loss, or look at the dietary supplements and programs, it is obvious that obesity is a large medical and health issue.

There are more obese US adults than those who are just overweight. From 23% obesity in 1962, estimates have steadily increased According to a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), in 2008, the obesity rate among adult Americans was estimated at 32.2% for men and 35.5% for women; these rates were approximated as accurate by the CDC for 2009–2010.

Two of every three American men are considered to be overweight or obese, but the rates for women are far higher.

The following statistics were comprised of adults age 20 and over. The overweight percentages for the general US population are

39.4% in 1997,

44.5% in 2004,

56.6% in 2007, and

63.8% (adults) and 17% (children) in 2008.

In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported higher numbers once more,

65.7% of American adults as overweight, and

17% of American children, and according to the CDC,

63% of teenage girls become overweight by age 11.

Obesity has more than tripled among children and adolescents since 1980, from 5% to 17%.

The percentage of adult American women trying to lose weight at any given time is between

35 and 40% and adult American men trying to lose weight at any given time is 20 to 24% The effect of obesity on high blood pressure more than doubles the chance of developing hypertension. Being overweight is also a risk factor for the following health problems:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease and hypertension – related to obesity is almost 70%.
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Some forms of cancers such as
    • Breast cancer
    • Gallbladder cancer
    • and uterine cancer

Being overweight can also contribute to

  • High cholesterol
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Hirsute problems and
  • According to the NDDIC National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, obese people also have a 50 to 100% increase of risk of death from all causes.

In my hypnosis practice I’ve treated people for eating disorders and helped many clients establish new patterns of eating and living which have allowed them to take weight off automatically and keep it off permanently There are many reasons diets do not work, but there are ways to reset the body’s metabolism through short-term dieting and intermittent fasting. One of the best eating programs is the MMT or Mitochondrial Metabolic Therapy espoused by Dr. Mercola, DO.  we work with medical professionals and work by referral from your doctor. We obtain all necessary forms and referrals so you don’t have to.

For more information please visit http://gr8-hypnosis.com

Always consult your medical professional before starting any weight-loss regimen.




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