According to the CDC, in just over 15 years, obesity in America increased by 39%. Severe obesity about doubled.
This is a faster rate of health decline than in all of human history.
We don’t know all the reasons WHY or HOW it happened. What we do know is that in the same period of time weight loss shows became super popular, social media came into existence, fitness tracking wristbands exploded into popularity, and a few enormous fitness organizations came into being, all claiming to be major influencers in public health.
Deterioration of health and fitness ACCELERATED with their influence.
I’m not sure what else to say. I have been preaching sustainable lifestyle shift for longer than that period of time. And I’ve seen it. I’ve coached it. I’ve known it. I’ve lived it.
No guilt. Every popular voice is telling us the wrong things and we are listening. Intently. Our compliance is high. We are executing perfectly according to the food pyramids which indoctrinated us. We are living very tightly to our clinicians’ recommendations. We are abiding well by the popular shows, influencers, fitness trackers, exercise equipment, and franchises. And we are getting the precise outcome which their methodology reaps.