Losing Weight Now Socially Acceptable? Study Shows Lesser Number Of Overweight Adults Try To Lose Weight

By Carrie Winters - 09 Mar '17 05:30AM

A new research reveals that there are fewer overweight individuals who are trying to lose weight. Researchers believe that being fat in this generation is already socially acceptable so this is contributing to the reason why there are lesser individuals giving time in losing weight.

According to a report, there has been an increase in the number of obese American adults in the past years. It is indicated that there is a 53% increase a generation ago and 60% increase recently. However, there are a few of these adults that are trying to lose weight during the recent times.

Researchers did a study based on the data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. This is a project from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that is ongoing. The first survey has been between the years 1988 and 1994. There were 56% of these adults who reported who tried to lose weight in the past year.

The second study has been between the years 2009 and 2014. There has been a 49% decrease of these overweight adults who tried to lose weight. It seems that in these recent times, obese individuals are already socially acceptable.

A report indicated that the number of overweight adults who tried to lose weight were those we were just on the overweight scale and not yet on being obese. These adults may find it comfortable with the current weight so the tendency to try to lose weight dies down.

It may also be that some have tried but failed. Losing weight takes a lot of commitment and it is a life-long process, according to the same report. Those that may have tried and stopped may have failed many times in losing weight.

Meanwhile, a report also indicated that the conflicting diet advice may have triggered overweight individuals to stop losing weight. There should be motivation for losing weight coming from family and friends and the support should be there as well.

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