Obesity is a rising concern in many leading countries of the world. It’s a particularly pressing problem here in the United States. Obesity stats keep increasing year after year, which, in turn, puts a lot of pressure on our healthcare system.

Around 40% of adults here are considered obese and over 17% of the youth have become obese as well. Obesity is a prevalent issue in adults and the younger generation, but what’s the driving force of this Obesity Pandemic?

Here’s what our expert, Rena, has to say about obesity in our nation:

Larger portions

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Americans consumed 20% more calories in 2000 than in 1983. The food portions have only increased ever since. Portion sizes in the United States are larger than in other parts of the world, particularly when it comes to fast food.

Reliance on packaged and processed meals

Busy lifestyles have led to an increase in demand for quick and easy meals. We now rely on pre-cooked and packaged meals more than ever before. These food items are pumped full of chemicals that are high in saturated fats, sugars, and salt. These chemicals lead to weight gain, increased inflammation, and can negatively impact the nervous system.

Leading a sedentary lifestyle

It’s no secret that most, if not all, of us are leading sedentary lifestyles. Long hours at work, sitting behind a desk, children playing video games, and hours spent on social media mean that we don’t have the time to walk around, exercise etc. Increased automation has made jobs simpler and our lives easier too. The microwave prepares our meals, we get coffee by pushing a button, and our dishes are washed automatically too. Inactivity has become the new normal and is a major culprit in the obesity epidemic.

Poor work/life balance

Overworked employee trying to meet deadlines.

Unfortunately, the United States ranks 28th among advanced nations when it comes to work/life balance. We work long hours and have stressful jobs that can take over our life, leaving very little time to develop healthy habits, destress, socialize, etc. Poor work/life balance has been linked to increasing obesity statistics. Americans are not only overworked, but also stressed out, increasing the chances of unhealthy habits like eating unhealthy food, consuming alcohol, smoking etc.

If you’re looking for a sustainable way to lose weight, get in touch with Rena. Her private weight loss hypnosis has been endorsed by many doctors as its effective and can bring about a positive change in a client’s life.

Her healthy weight loss programs have helped thousands of clients reach their target weight, many of whom you can see on popular talk shows. You’ve probably seen Rena on many TV shows and now’s your chance to change your life! Join her inner circle to heal the root cause of your weight struggles.  Contact her today!