The following link is a must read article on obesity posted on msnbc.com. The article focuses on the economic impact society endures due to the widening of America's waistline.
Genetics does a play a role in your weight. If "weight heaviness" runs in your family, you are prone to easily put on weight. In which case, it is absolutely essential you choose the right the foods and incorporate exercise in your daily routine. You cannot change genetics but you can change and control what foods, when and the amount you ingest. You cannot medicate your way to an ideal weight nor is there surgery to keep off added weight. It is your lifestyle and your perception of food that needs to change. Obesity is not be taken light heartily. Obesity poses serious health threats and effects everyone.
Make the healthy and smart choice.
Trisha M. Pacenti RN,BSN