Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Americans getting bigger an an alarming rate

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Despite a major push to draw attention to the obesity epidemic in America, Americans just keep gaining weight. In fact, recent statistics say that the number of Americans who are morbidly obese, or have a BMI over 40, increased by 50% between 2000 and 2005. And the number considered severely obese, or with a BMI over 50, increased by a whopping 75%.

Despite the headlines and the growing popularity of weight loss surgery, it appears that the number of of people who fall into these categories continues to rise. With 30% of Americans already considered overweight, these numbers are startling, to say the least.

It's no easy feat to lose 100 pounds or more, but that's no reason to give up hope. If you have a lot of weight to lose, here's an excellent article on getting started. The key point seems to be that what works for those with 20 pounds to lose may not work with those who have 100 to lose, so see your doctor and develop a plan that works for you.

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