Monday, August 19, 2013

Weight Loss Statistics

On a superficial level weight loss appeals to many as a simple concept that can help to improve their health and well-being. So here are some interesting statistics that lay out the picture of the weight loss problem around the world.

1 Billion People obese in the world and another billion underweight:
There are around 1 billion people in the world who are obese which is roughly equal to the number of malnourished people in the world. Further elaborating upon it, two-thirds of the population of the United States of America is overweight and of which 34% are clinically obese. Despite such alarming statistics, it is said that Samoa is the country with the highest obesity rate in the world with around 93% of the population being obese. Thus America is not the most obese nation in the world. 

Half the obese women in the US are on a Diet plan:
Due to the immense weight problem in USA many people there are constantly on a weight loss program. So around 50% of the women in America are on a diet and around 25% of the American men are on a diet as well.

Obesity as a common cause for death:
The top three killers in America which causes the highest number of deaths in USA are related to obesity. Heart disease having the highest death rate of one in five, cancer having the rate of one in seven and stroke having the death rate of one in twenty four.  All are linked to the problem of overweight.

7000 Calories in a kilo:
To embark on a weight loss journey, one needs to know his stats perfectly. It is important to identify how and when one would notice and see a change on a scale, which is solely dependent on the input given by the individual. An individual can aim to lose a kilo of fat after he creates a deficiency of seven thousand calories. Hence, if one eats healthy, works out and manages to keep a 500 calorie deficit every day, he or she can manage to lose one kilogram of fat in two weeks.

Similar to that, a pound of fat is equivalent to 3500 calories. Hence, if one wishes to see a change in pounds, he or she needs to undergo a deficiency of 500 calories daily for a week.

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