The latest figures on obesity are astounding.
Obesity causes a horrific variety of diseases.
Obesity has been tied to heart disease, diabetes and a lot more.
The CDC found that more than 33% of men are obese.
If we add in the numbers for men who are overweight (but not obese), the numbers are truly shocking and jump to include 70% of the male population of the United States.
Healthcare professionals are convinced that Americans need to go on a diet.
But do diets actually do any good?
Diets are a list of rules about eating that do not make lasting changes to lifestyle.
Typically, a diet restricts one type of food over another.
And the restricted foods are almost always the ones we want to eat most!
This leads to cravings and guilt, and a destructive cycle of cutting out the food, craving it, caving in and eating it, to be followed by guilt and a new determination to cut that food out.
And then the cycle is repeated.