THE TRUTH ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS:
NATIONAL SURVEY FINDINGS
(i.e., everyday use of mobile, tablet, and computer screens) and on-demand services (i.e., meal delivery, ride sharing, streaming TV, online shopping) keep Americans from moving around today as much as in years past.
In general, Americans are moving less and eating more these days.
The typical American diet relies too heavily on unhealthy food choices that are more convenient.
U.S. adults may not be making a personal connection to the link between physical activity and health;
while the majority of U.S. adults say they exercise enough to be in good health (58%), approximately 1 in 10 healthcare professionals agree (10% of PCPs and 9% of pharmacists).
Men and women have differing views & experiences when it comes to exercise:
The vast majority of healthcare professionals believe Americans need to take a new approach to weight loss that fits with today’s modern lifestyle, and they suggest the following…
WEIGHT-LOSS TIPS FOR TODAY
Have a Plan
The number one factor cited for successful weight loss given today’s busy, modern lifestyle is having a plan/method (89% of PCPs and 87% of pharmacists) that...
Healthcare professionals say extreme dieting can have unwanted consequences, and can even lead to weight gain:
Drastically reducing the number of calories a person consumes can lead to fatigue
After going through a period of extremely reduced calorie intake, a person’s body will prepare for the next “starvation” period and the person may gain weight in response
Drastically reducing the number of calories a person gets will slow down the body’s weight loss process
Consider New Options
Healthcare professionals say novel weight-loss options are needed.
Get Expert Advice and Support
of U.S. adults who are currently trying or have ever tried to lose weight say that they discussed or developed a specific weight-loss plan with a healthcare professional.
Healthcare professionals and U.S. adults agree that advice and support from a healthcare professional are important in order to successfully lose weight, suggesting that more dialogue might lead to better, more sustainable results.