Top 3 Weight Loss Statistics You Might Not Know About

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 60% of adults in the United States are believed to be either overweight or obese. Because of this huge percentage, the weight loss industry has invested many resources in cooking up new products that will cater to the needs of the increasing number of body-conscious individuals. If you are on a journey to lose weight or try a fast diet, it is imperative for you to be aware of the following top three statistics.


  1. Approximately 15% of Americans Use Dietary Supplements


It is agreed by health experts that by making substantial changes to a person’s diet, such as eating in a healthy pattern and decreasing calorie intake, can be very effective. However, this is easier said than done because for some of you out there, making drastic lifestyle changes is difficult and that is why most people tend to choose the easier way out in the form of weight loss tablets.


The NIH factsheets reveal that nearly 15% of adults in the US have tried using dietary supplements for weight loss and a greater portion of those adults are women. Furthermore, Americans usually spend more than $2 billion annually on these supplements, which can either be in the form of capsules, tablets or soft gels.


  1. Garcinia Cambodia can improve metabolism by 318%.


Garcinia Cambodia has taken the world by storm when well-known Hollywood personalities claimed to have lost weight due to this amazing fruit that originated in Asia. In recent studies conducted by UCLA, Garcinia Cambodia was found out to increase the body’s natural fat burning abilities and metabolism by up to an astounding 318%. As a result, many have jumped on the chance to try this renowned miracle fat burner. It is to be noted, however, that almost 90% of Garcinia Cambodia products in the market are not pure and are just plain imitations so make purchasing decisions wisely.


  1. The Percentage of Dieters Who Are Successful in Keeping Weight Off is only 5%


The American Council on Exercise reported that out of all those individuals who have lost weight, approximately 95% regain it back. This is mainly due to the two major factors that play a role on the battle of weight loss- diet and exercise. Most people who try to lose weight fast tend to go on only one path and that is either to change their eating patterns or to burn belly fat at the gym, and only a few consider a healthy combination of both. Therefore, if your goal is to lose weight and keep it off in the end, these two factors should go hand in hand in your fitness plans.


Losing weight is not a walk in the park and you are definitely going to need all the necessary statistics before you start your journey to a fitter and healthier version of yourself. Those mentioned above are just 3 of the most important ones. What matters most is how you apply them to your own benefit.

Rex Melville MBBS FRCP is an experienced Genito-Urinary (Sexual Health) Physician, and is delighted to be a new member of the London Dermatology CentreTM team.He is fully accredited with the GMC, having graduated with Honours as MBBS from Monash University (Australia), and gained Fellowship of the Australasian chapter of Sexual Health Medicine. After arrival in the UK, in 1994 he took up the post of Lead Consultant Physician in Sexual Health and HIV at Whipps Cross Hospital, London, where he continues to work.
Rex will offer patients high quality consultations, testing and treatments for a wide variety of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Infections). He also has experience in advising those with various sexual concerns and symptoms, whether they have erectile difficulties, skin problems affecting the genitals or chronic pain or discharge. And of course confidentiality is assured. He is also highly qualified to fully manage HIV infection, and offer testing for this and other infections such as Hepatitis B.

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