25 Facts About Obesity You Should Know

Posted by , Updated on August 3, 2017

Obesity around the world is a serious problem. It’s not just about looking good or fitting into your favorite pair of jeans, it’s a matter of life and death. It’s estimated that at least 2.8 million adults die each year due to obesity! Sadly, that number does not seem to be coming down. Why are so many people struggling with obesity? What’s contributing to this alarming epidemic? Find out in today’s list! These are 25 facts about obesity you should know.


Although juice is often seen as a healthy drink, your body is designed to run on water and nothing else. By only drinking water you can cut out a massive number of calories in your diet. Besides, most juices are just sugar. If you want fruit, eat fruit. Also, if you're not an athlete, Gatorade will only contribute to weight gain.

juiceSource: latimes.com

Half of everything you eat should be fruits and vegetables. The other half should be split between protein and carbs.

fruitsSource: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

As they say, “Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, and Dinner Like a Pauper”. By front-loading your day with calories, your metabolism will get a jumpstart and you'll actually use those calories. Most people skip breakfast, eat fast food for lunch, and eat out for dinner. This is the opposite of what your body is designed for.


The average American eats 25 pounds of candy each year

candySource: washingtonpost.com

To burn off a Big Mac with a coke and fries you would have to walk for 7 hours non-stop

burgerSource: huffingtonpost.com

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