There’s a reason as to why there is more to the dynamic – and often yo-yo diets of weight loss that many people get wrong. Much of weight loss is emotion and caring for the whole person, but first, let’s look at the stats: 97% of diets fail, and during the pandemic a shocking 42% of Americans unintentionally gained weight. How much weight? The average weight gain during this time was at 29 pounds.
So let’s get to the heart of the matter: why do all of our dieting attempts fail? Many doctors do not know how to properly address weight loss. Less than ½ of a percent of doctors in North America are actually trained in obesity management. Weight loss medications are also significantly underutilized. Mental health and weight loss are deeply connected – over 80% of people with serious mental illness are overweight or obese.
Learn more about how you can take measured and very real steps to sustainable weight loss for the long run in the visual deep dive below: