We could say, without fear of being wrong, that the 99% of people living in developed countries have been following a diet sometime in their life.
Some people say they have tried all types of diets, but they keep having weight problems.
Besides, there are diseases related to overweight like hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and cholesterol, among others, which should worry us even more than our weight problem.
These people go through new weight loss diets they abandon in a few months, only because they get
tired of them or because they get bored with the way of eating.
But the truth is that, during the time they have followed that diet, they haven’t lost that much weight
and some of them have even gotten ill due to the bad nutrition they have put themselves through.
Overweight is sometimes due to hormonal imbalance, mild hypothyroidism wrongly diagnosed,
malfunction of the adrenal glands, emotional problems we try to remedy with food, fluid retention due to food allergies and, of course, to excessive eating.
Overweight is becoming a severe health problem in the most developed countries, more than 50% of the adult population has overweight, but now obesity in children is also worrying, and they can suffer the consequences in their adult age if we don’t stop it now.
Each country’s government must treat these diseases and it is calculated that about 5% of the health
budget is going into these disorders’ treatment.