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The Gaining of America - Weight Gain

Weight Loss Scale in Doctor's Office

We all know what we’re supposed to do to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight for our age, gender, and build. Right? Eat less, exercise more and watch television less, get the right amount of sleep, stay away from junk foods, etc. But bad habits are hard to break. Apparently, we are not practicing what we know to be a healthy lifestyle.

Mealtime Distractions May Increase Overeating

During a time in which nightly news reports and daily restaurant menu adjustments remind us of the rise of obesity in the United States, it seems to be no secret that a high percentage of individuals consume significantly more food than is necessary. The drive to seek out more well-balanced meals, fewer processed products, and an overall healthier diet has come to pervade both the media and the general public’s discourse. However, despite this ever-increasing consciousness, the prevalence of less healthy eating and exercise habits has continued to be an ongoing challenge.