We have a simple test for you. You know that spot right below your belly button?
Surprise, if you pinched an inch or more then it is likely that you are overweight. Can you believe that you are supposed to have less than an inch to pinch there! If you are like most people, the older or the more stressed we get, the more we have to pinch.
Weight is a serious issue. Excess weight is a problem facing an estimated 97 million adults in the United States. Currently, about one-fifth of all U.S. adults are believed to be considerably overweight. There are more "obese" people in the U.S. today than ever according to several medical journals and the American Dietetic Association.
We should be clear about what is meant by 'obese' and 'overweight'. You are said to be obese if your body weight exceeds 20% more than the average desirable weight for a person of your height and is defined in terms of an excess of body fat. Overweight describes people whose weight is 10% greater than the average desirable weight.
As we all know, being overweight or obese can affect our mood, emotional well-being, and personal and family relationships. But what you don’t know is that our brain and neurotransmitter/hormone supply affect food intake, appetite regulation, and energy balance. Neurotransmitters and hormones can be measured, and with this information, we can recommend the best program for you.