One of the curiosities in America is WHY so many people are overweight. We all know that excess weight is damaging to health, self-esteem, relationships, and the pocketbook. So why don’t more people simply decide to lose weight and be done with it? After all, we’re the nation that first put a man on the moon. We are perhaps the most productive, knowledgeable, and capable group of people that has ever existed on planet earth. Yet rates of obesity have skyrocketed. On the surface, it doesn’t make sense.
“Shall I lose weight or not?” The answer to this question is often THE ANSWER that will determine one’s health and weight destiny. The logical answer often is a definite “YES, absolutely I will lose weight!” However, in reality, the answer for most Americans is “No, not right now.”
Let’s look at some of the reasons:
Why people “Just Say No” to weight loss:
Reason #1: “Weight loss is hard.”
Finishing high school or college can be hard, building a house is hard, treating cancer is hard, planning for retirement can be hard, and even filling out a government form can be hard. Weight loss requires at least some effort, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it. Lots of difficult things are worth doing.