FACTS ABOUT OBESITY SURVEY
With Response Data & Tips

Take the Facts About Obesity Survey first. Then compare your results with the responses of 5,000 weight loss clients below. Also included here are numerous weight loss tips and facts about obesity to speed you on the road to living a naturally thin life.

Next, read my FAO Survey Analysis for more revealing information.

FAO Survey Results

  1. What do you consider the most important component of a healthy diet plan?
    • fast weight loss (22%)
    • easy weight loss (17%)
    • safe and healthy weight loss (34%)
    • permanent weight loss (27%)
  2. Best Diet Tips
    What value is healthy weight loss if it's not permanent?
  3. Which of these diet tips would work best for you?
    • reduce portions (26%)
    • reduce soda consumption (29%)
    • reduce fast food (19%)
    • reduce sweets (26%)
  4. Facts About Obesity
    Reducing portions of soda, sweets and fast food by 15-25% each, opposed to dramatically reducing consumption of only one item, will usually result in more weight loss success.
  5. Select one of the following causes of obesity most responsible for your overweight condition.
    • overeating (14%)
    • poor food choices (12%)
    • sedentary lifestyle (30%)
    • chronic dieting (44%)
  6. Survey participants believed chronic dieting (diet disease) is one of two major causes of obesity. The other being a sedentary lifestyle. An increase in physical activity is all many people need to avoid dieting completely. Chronic dieting is the end result of the other three.

  7. What type of weight loss food do you dislike most?
    • sugar free (42%)
    • low fat (26%)
    • low sodium (23%)
    • high fiber (9%)
  8. Best Diet Tips
    High fiber food is the only NON-diet food listed. High fiber food controls hunger, cravings and is essential for healthy living.
  9. Have you ever lost weight successfully with free weight loss plans?
    • yes (8%)
    • no (61%)
    • never tired it (31%)
  10. No surprise. You get what you pay for.

  11. Have you ever had any success losing weight with low carb diet plans?
    • yes (14%)
    • no (38%)
    • never tried it (48%)
  12. So much for chicken salad and raw fruit. I thought more folks would have tried the low carb diet.

  13. Do other people's weight loss success stories influence you to use the same diet tips and methods they used to lose weight?
    • yes (33%)
    • no (41%)
    • sometimes (6%)
    • rarely (20%)
  14. My experience tells me to be skeptical of these numbers. It's unfortunate but many people are influenced by the glowing endorsement and success stories of other people. Regardless if it's the best weight loss program for them or not.

  15. Do you use specific weight loss recipes as part of a healthy diet plan?
    • yes (73%)
    • no (8%)
    • sometimes (18%)
    • rarely (1%)
  16. See my rant in the Facts About Obesity Survey Analysis on weight loss recipes vs. healthy diet plans here.

  17. Do you keep up with current facts about obesity and modern nutrition?
    • yes (5%)
    • no (83%)
    • sometimes (2%)
    • rarely (10%)
  18. Facts About Obesity
    The best weight loss program for you is one that begins by educating you about the real causes of obesity and the lifetime pursuit of a healthy diet plan that works for you. This important knowledge will be invaluable to you.
  19. Have quick weight loss diets ever fulfilled your expectations or the promises made?
    • yes (2%)
    • no (76%)
    • never tried one (22%)
  20. Facts About Obesity
    One of the indisputable facts about obesity is calorie deprivation can cause your metabolism to become less efficient.

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  21. Do you use a diet and exercise plan together or separately to lose weight?
    • together (59%)
    • separately (14%)
    • both (27%)
  22. When people begin a healthy diet plan they are more prone to begin exercising as well.

  23. Have you ever used hypnosis for weight loss?
    • yes (13%)
    • no (87%)
  24. I thought more participants of the survey would have had previous experience with hypnosis considering its popularity with weight losers.

  25. How many crash diets have you been on in the last three years?
    • 0-1 (33%)
    • 2-3 (27%)
    • 4-5 (21%)
    • 5 or more (19%)
  26. Facts About Obesity
    67% of survey respondents admitted to going on at least two crash diets in the last three years. Calorie deprivation will only result in regaining weight. A crash diet is not an intelligent alternative to a healthy diet plan.
  27. Have you ever had any weight loss success with a high protein diet plan?
    • yes (29%)
    • no (29%)
    • never tried it (42%)
  28. It has been my experience that overweight people rebel less on a high protein diet than a low carbohydrate or low calorie crash diet counterpart.

  29. Have you ever used weight loss clinics to lose weight?
    • yes (14%)
    • no (86%)
  30. I owned a chain of weight loss clinics so this question let me know I was not effectively penetrating my market's awareness.

  31. How many times do you grocery shop per month?
    • 1-2 (5%)
    • 3-4 (60%)
    • 5 or more (27%)
    • never the same (8%)
  32. Facts About Obesity
    87% of survey respondents claim to grocery shop three or more times per month. A good thing.
  33. Describe the low calorie foods you have eaten while dieting.
    • boring, hated it (83%)
    • exciting change, enjoyed it (4%)
    • it varied from good to bad (12%)
    • all of the above (1%)
  34. A healthy diet plan must taste good and be satisfying or you will eventually abandon it. Anyone who has suffered low calorie diet food understands the above numbers only too well.

  35. How much time per day can you allocate to exercise or physical activity?
    • 30 minutes (34%)
    • 60 minutes (32%)
    • 90 minutes (29%)
    • no time (5%)
  36. One of the obvious causes of obesity is lack of physical activity. 95% of survey respondents claimed to have enough discretionary time to begin a real exercise program. Now if you will only do it…

  37. What would be your preferred exercises for losing weight?
    • walking (67%)
    • aerobics (14%)
    • jogging (8%)
    • bike riding (11%)
  38. Best Diet Tips
    I couldn't agree more. Olympic gymnastic coach Bela Karolyi said "Walking is the best all around, non-competitive exercise there is."
  39. Which of these easy diet tips would benefit you most?
    • 30 minute daily walk (70%)
    • use low calorie sweeteners (2%)
    • eat breakfast (19%)
    • drink more water, fewer soft drinks (9%)
  40. 70% of the respondents to the survey get it. Exercise isn't about weight loss. It's required for a quality, healthy life.

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  41. Describe your emotional state during a weight loss plateau.
    • no change (17%)
    • cranky (23%)
    • frustrated (23%)
    • anxious (37%)
  42. Facts About Obesity
    83% of survey participants admitted to experiencing an emotional shift during a plateau. This shift is often the beginning of diet failure.
  43. How many of these diets have you used: Weight Watchers, Diet Center, NutriSystem, Jenny Craig?
    • 1-2 (18%)
    • 3-4 (38%)
    • all of the above plus more (6%)
    • none (38%)
  44. Facts About Obesity
    All of these programs produce successful weight loss but the facts about obesity reveal 93-97% will regain every pound within five years. Losing weight isn't the real problem. Keeping it off is.
  45. Do you believe living a naturally thin life is…
    • the impossible dream (29%)
    • possible, but highly unlikely (31%)
    • in my future, if I'm shown the way (15%)
    • a sure thing because I control it (25%)
  46. If you are not in control, who is? 25% figured it out while a full 75% flounder because they believe their outcome will be determined by outside influences, fate or lack of the magic secret.

  47. Have you ever used acupuncture or acupressure to lose weight?
    • yes (1%)
    • no (99%)
  48. My survey participants are not enthusiastic about this Asian approach to weight loss.

  49. Has walking for weight loss helped you lose weight?
    • yes (73%)
    • no ( 8%)
    • worked when I walked (19%)
  50. Facts About Obesity
    92% of my clients and seminar attendees agree that walking is an important component for real and lasting weight loss. People who walk at least 30 minutes, five days per week are five times more likely to lose weight and keep it off than those who use only a diet to lose weight.
  51. How often do you visit weight loss blogs or weight loss web sites?
    • once per week(20%)
    • twice per week (18%)
    • more than 1 times per month (15%)
    • less than twice per month (46%)
  52. I didn't start asking this question until 1995. As each day passes more and more people access the Internet for information. A good thing unless it cuts into your walking or exercise routine.

  53. Have you been successful losing weight with a low fat diet plan?
    • yes (24%)
    • no (29%)
    • never tried it (47%)
  54. Best Diet Tips
    Fat contains twice the calories of sugar. One teaspoon of butter has 32 calories. Sugar has 16 calories for the same amount. I'm a fan of a low fat healthy diet plan. It works. Cut the fat every chance you get.
  55. Has fasting for weight loss ever helped you achieve your ideal weight?
    • yes (0%)
    • no (22%)
    • never tried it (78%)
  56. I have asked this question in my surveys since 1986. Overweight people would rather suffer a root canal than a prolonged fast. In my opinion, based on experience, fasting should only be done under the direct supervision of a doctor. It can be dangerous and if not done correctly one of the real causes of obesity. Calorie deprivation in any form has negative drawbacks. And as the survey data indicates, can't claim much lasting success.

  57. Which appeals to you more? A quick weight loss plan or permanent weight loss plan?
    • permanent weight loss plan (74%)
    • quick weight loss plan (26%)
  58. Facts About Obesity
    The best weight loss program is the one that offers a genuine opportunity for real and lasting weight loss.
  59. Have you ever lost weight successfully on a vegan diet plan?
    • yes (4%)
    • no (11%)
    • never tried one (85%)
  60. A vegan diet plan may work for people but this survey shows most participants are not lining up to try it. A vegan diet plan requires major changes to your eating behavior. This is why so few weight losers try it.

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  61. Have you ever purchased any products advertised on television weight loss infomercials?
    • yes (7%)
    • no (93%)
  62. Maybe some respondents forgot or were to ashamed to admit it, but I believe more than 7% purchased infomercial products. It seems like every 35-54 year old woman I know has a copy of Richard Simmons "Sweatin' To The Oldies" video.

  63. Do you consider yourself informed concerning the current health facts about obesity and overweight?
    • very informed (22%)
    • somewhat informed (22%)
    • not informed (51%)
    • don't care, in the dark (5%)
  64. The best weight loss program educates you about what works and why so you don't repeat old dieting mistakes. Make a point to be informed and your possibility for success increases.

  65. Has a high fiber diet ever reduced hunger and cravings for you?
    • yes (74%)
    • no (15%)
    • not sure (11%)
  66. Best Diet Tips
    When 74% of 5,000 dieters tell you high fiber diets reduce hunger and cravings, believe them. It's true. I've seen fiber transform diet whiners to diet winners in three days flat. EVERY healthy diet plan is built around fiber essentials.
  67. How often do you eat breakfast per week?
    • 0-1 (10%)
    • 2-3 (35%)
    • 4-5 (30%)
    • 6-7 (25%)
  68. Facts About Obesity
    People who eat breakfast are four times less likely to be over weight than those who skip breakfast. Eat breakfast and increase the possibility of weight loss success by 400%. Easy math.
  69. How many dinners do you eat at home every week?
    • 0-1 (4%)
    • 2-3 (37%)
    • 4-5 (39%)
    • 6-7 (20%)
  70. Facts About Obesity
    Eat 75% of your total meals at home and you double the likelihood of reaching your ideal weight.
  71. How many days per week do you currently exercise for 30 continuous minutes?
    • 0-1 (63%)
    • 2-3 (23%)
    • 4-5 (9%)
    • 6-7 (5%)
  72. Look at these numbers and one of the real causes of obesity stares you in the face.

  73. Do you feel like you're being punished when you diet?
    • yes (53%)
    • no (47%)
  74. Any healthy diet plan should make you feel good about the improvement. If a diet makes you feel like you're being punished, I guarantee it's not a healthy diet plan. Tell me, how can feeling like you're being punished be healthy?

  75. Do diets cause you emotional rebellion?
    • always (59%)
    • never (0%)
    • sometimes (15%)
    • depends on the diet (26%)
  76. Facts About Obesity
    100% of the 5,000 respondents said emotional rebellion almost always accompanies a diet. 100%! What do you think based on your own experience?
  77. What are your primary causes of obesity, overweight and failed diets?
    • cravings (1%)
    • hunger (1%)
    • emotional rebellion (2%)
    • all of the above (96%)
  78. Best Diet Tip
    I have known many people who fail repeatedly to lose weight. Once introduced to 1) increased fiber and 2) walking -- all of the above stopped being obstacles to weight loss success. Fiber fills you up and beats hunger and reduces cravings. Walking reduces stress, levels blood sugar and builds muscle that burn fat 24/7. Both combined, all but eliminate emotional rebellion.
  79. What kind of food would you eat if weight was not an issue?
    • diet food (low cal, low fat, low sodium food) (2%)
    • health food (hummus, soy bean and tofu products) (21%)
    • natural food (meat, fruit, vegetable) (48%)
    • junk food (burgers, pizza, chops, beer, soda) (29%)
  80. I believe the best weight loss program is one of natural and readily available food that makes allowances for reality -- like eating out and daily indulgences. It's simple. If you're not happy with what you're eating, you won't eat it for long.

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  81. What is the biggest obstacle keeping you from achieving lasting weight loss success?
    • can't stay on a diet long enough to lose weight (9%)
    • don't get enough physical activity (11%)
    • outside influences derail my efforts (6%)
    • lose weight, then regain it (18%)
    • all of the above (56%)
  82. Causes of Obesity Alert
    A healthy diet plan is not a temporary fad or crash diet. A healthy diet plan is for life. It's primary purpose is for you to be comfortable with it so you can enjoy what you eat while maintaining ideal weight. Anything less can only add to the overweight's problems.
  83. Select the one biggest drawback of being overweight.
    • it's embarrassing (8%)
    • it's physically limiting (10%)
    • it's unhealthy (11%)
    • it controls my life (71%)
    • no consequence or drawbacks (0%)
  84. Facts About Obesity
    100% of 5,000 at random survey respondents admitted that being overweight has drawbacks and consequences. That's a revealing statistic, even for a group of people who were seeking and paid for weight loss assistance.
  85. "When I lose weight and diet I tell…"
    • everyone who is interested (31%)
    • only close friends (33%)
    • only family members (10%)
    • as few people as possible (26%)
  86. Best Diet Tips
    Almost all weight loss professionals encourage you to tell the world about your diet and newfound weight loss success. My experience with thousands of people losing weight was exactly the opposite. Regardless of what many experts recommend, say less, and you weigh less. Don't place undo pressure on yourself.
  87. Which do you believe would help you lose weight best? Telling others about your diet or keeping your weight loss effort private.
    • tell others (37%)
    • keep it to myself (63%)
  88. Facts About Obesity
    I learned the say less, weigh less diet tip from people who lost weight invisibly. They kept to themselves until the results made their weight loss obvious. People don't want to broadcast their diet to the rest of the planet. So why insist that they do? Say less– weigh less. Remember that and it will serve you well.
  89. What type of diet and method of weight loss do you believe would work best for you?
    • portion reduction of current diet (49%)
    • low calorie diet (2%)
    • high protein diet (28%)
    • low carbohydrate diet (21%)
  90. Facts About Obesity
    Early in my career I recommended a nutritional perfect diet. My clients hated it and rebelled. I adopted the portion reduction method based on their advice. Success rates quadrupled. Foolproof Weight Loss Solution is based on what worked. Portion reduction was the vital key in discovering a genuine healthy diet plan that works when followed.
  91. Describe your feelings toward dieting and weight loss.
    • hate everything about it (88%)
    • when you dance, you have to pay the fiddler (5%)
    • I love dieting, it's fun and exciting (0%)
    • just another personal responsibility (7%)
  92. One of the more obvious causes of obesity is the dieters perception of dieting and weight loss. A much deserved perception I may add. Weight loss is not hard or difficult. However, people believe it is based on their own experience. Which can only mean that all of the diets these people selected were hard, difficult and created an antagonism towards dieting. Maybe dieting is the WRONG way to lose weight.

  93. Which of the following foods do you prefer most?
    • sweets (33%)
    • salty (18%)
    • fast food (35%)
    • raw fruit & vegetables (14%)
  94. Big surprise huh? Sweets and fast food, the things of which pounds are made.

  95. Do you believe you can lose weight, not regain it and put a permanent end to your weight loss issues?
    • yes, definitely (35%)
    • no, it's not in the cards (34%)
    • only if I expend a monumental effort to succeed (31%)
  96. Facts About Obesity
    66% say they believe they can live a naturally thin life when in reality few actually do.
  97. Does it seem that the harder you try to lose weight the more difficult your effort becomes?
    • yes, definitely (82%)
    • no difference (16%)
    • never considered it (2%)
  98. It's called the Law of Reverse Effect. The harder you try, the harder it gets. See my book, Barb's Foolproof Weight Loss Solution, if you need to overcome this obstacle.

  99. Which of the following best describes your dieting history?
    • take some off, put more back on (39%)
    • lifetime problem (33%)
    • never ending diet merry-go-round (27%)
    • one and done (1%)
  100. Facts About Obesity
    A lifetime healthy diet plan and increased physical activity will end your diet history. Diets don't work because they end.

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  101. What type of vegetables do you buy the majority of the time?
    • fresh (28%)
    • frozen (23%)
    • canned (49%)
  102. Best Diet Tips
    In order of nutritional value -- fresh, frozen and canned. Rinse canned vegetables before eating to reduce sodium content.
  103. How often do you eat fresh fish per week?
    • 0-1 (55%)
    • 2-3 (27%)
    • 4-5 (12%)
    • 6-7 (6%)
  104. Facts About Obesity
    The obese and overweight eat significantly less fresh fish than people who don't suffer weight issues. My clients and seminar students all voiced the same opinion. When I asked how often they ate fish, the overwhelming majority said less than once per month. Not a good thing.
  105. How frequently do you eat seconds?
    • frequently (34%)
    • sometimes (38%)
    • rarely (16%)
    • never (12%)
  106. Best Diet Tips
    If you're accustomed to having seconds, try a smaller plate. Studies prove you will eat less.
  107. Do you know what actions are necessary to transform an inefficient metabolism to a more efficient one?
    • yes (23%)
    • no (52%)
    • not sure (25%)
  108. Facts About Obesity
    The actions you can take that encourage a more efficient metabolism are a healthy diet plan combined with a low impact exercise or walking routine. It will do the trick for most healthy folks.
  109. Do you use a list when shopping at the grocery store?
    • yes, always (13%)
    • no, never (13%)
    • sometimes, it depends (37%)
    • rarely, only when I have to (37%)
  110. Believe me when I tell you this is the most unfortunate and avoidable of the causes of obesity. I use a list whenever I shop. Not doing so invites unnecessary, compulsive expense. You buy more when you shop without a list and the extras that unexpectedly make their way into your cart are not usually a fresh bag of nutritious apples. Are they?

  111. What percent of your total meals do you eat at home?
    • 10-20% (7%)
    • 30-40% (30%)
    • 50-60% (36%)
    • 70-100% (28%)
  112. 64% of the surveys reported eating at least 50% of their total meals at home. Play the odds. Eat 75% of your meals at home and the odds are in your favor to lose weight.

  113. How many non-diet, 12 ounce soft drinks do you drink per day?
    • 0-1 (20%)
    • 2-3 (39%)
    • 4-5 (25%)
    • 5 or more (16%)
  114. Best Diet Tips
    Reduce intake of two 12 ounce soft drinks per day, don't replace the calories and you lose 31 pounds per year. Not hard or difficult when 80% of the survey participants said they drank a MINIMUM of two per day.
  115. What type of food preparation is mostly used in your household?
    • broiled (20%)
    • baked (14%)
    • grilled (4%)
    • fried (42%)
    • baked (20%)
  116. Healthy diet plans do not include fried foods as the preferred way to prepare food. Foolproof Weight Loss Solution does not outlaw fried foods because this is one area where you can cheat. One of the all time great diet tips is learning how to stir fry.

  117. Would you rather be…
    • rich (12%)
    • healthy (33%)
    • thin (27%)
    • young (28%)
  118. Facts About Obesity
    If you didn't select healthy you need to evaluate your choice. It doesn't matter how rich, young or thin you are if you have poor health. These numbers amaze me.
  119. What's your primary motivation to lose weight? Select one.
    • improve appearance (22%)
    • improve health (36%)
    • feel better and be physically comfortable (18%)
    • necessary to be happy (24%)
  120. Read comment #59.

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  121. Do you feel you have ever been discriminated against because you're overweight?
    • yes, definitely, all the time (61%)
    • no, never (8%)
    • yes, on occasion (23%)
    • rarely, but it happens (8%)
  122. When you honestly discuss the various causes of obesity, discrimination is usually mentioned. I have seen overt and cruel discrimination negatively effect weight loss results on many occasions. It happens every day. Most ignore it. But it's real -- and ugly.

  123. Which of these descriptions would best identify how society perceives the overweight and obese.
    • out of control (39%)
    • dumb as a lump (19%)
    • contempt (21%)
    • pity (16%)
    • neutral (5%)
  124. Best Diet Tips
    If you're overweight you don't have to suffer some idiot's insensitivity. Don't be afraid of drawing attention to yourself or what others may think. No one has the right to intentionally insult or slight you because you're overweight. Stand up. You eat less naturally when you stop hiding.
  125. Which of the following have you said or thought?
    • this isn't working for me (13%)
    • I was meant to be fat (12%)
    • I don't have time to lose weight (7%)
    • all of the above (68%)
  126. Best Diet Tips
    Rationalizations are lies we tell ourselves to justify unwanted behavior or actions. We all do it. When you start believing the lies are real, you have big problems. 100% of survey participants rationalized. 100%.
  127. Describe your overweight state of mind.
    • concerned (36%)
    • panicked (24%)
    • out of control (22%)
    • desperate (18%)
  128. Facts About Obesity
    The absolute best weight loss programs eliminate concern, panic, feeling out of control and desperation from the start. Once you accept results are 100% in your control and weight loss results are guaranteed by your behavior, choices and actions, emotional issues become manageable.
  129. Which do you think is more difficult?
    • reaching your ideal weight (43%)
    • maintaining ideal weight for a lifetime (57%)
  130. The majority of people who voted for "reaching ideal weight" have probably never experienced maintaining ideal weight. Maintaining ideal weight is much more difficult than reaching it. Many people reach their ideal weight, few stay there for a lifetime. And that's sad.

  131. How much water do you drink per day? (8 ounce glasses)
    • 0-1 (11%)
    • 2-3 (49%)
    • 4-5 (22%)
    • 6 or more (18%)
  132. Facts About Obesity
    Water is great for weight loss. Drink at least five, eight ounce glasses of water per day. The benefits are numerous. Drink a 12 ounce glass ten minutes before your meal and most people eat less.
  133. How many calories do you consume daily?
    • 1200-1800 (14%)
    • 1900-2500 (14%)
    • 2600-3200 or more (19%)
    • no idea (53%)
  134. Causes of Obesity Alert
    Most people have no idea how many calories they consume everyday. Let alone how many are burned. This lack of important information is one of the causes of obesity that can be cured by simply paying attention.
  135. Do you pay attention to your vitamin intake?
    • yes, always (2%)
    • no, never (61%)
    • sometimes, when I diet (6%)
    • I take a one-a-day multivitamin and forget about it (31%)
  136. Facts About Obesity
    Many overweight and obese people are vitamin deficient inviting all types of complications. Take a multi-vitamin.
  137. Are your children overweight?
    • yes (48%)
    • no (23%)
    • no children (29%)
  138. Causes of Obesity Alert
    When parents are overweight, children are three times more likely to be overweight than children of non-overweight parents. Learned behavior and sharing the same overweight diet are identifiable and specific causes of obesity in children.
  139. Is your spouse or partner overweight?
    • yes (39%)
    • no (22%)
    • no spouse/partner (39%)
  140. If your spouse or partner is overweight you are more likely to be overweight. Not my opinion, but facts about obesity revealed in this survey. 39% to 22%. Almost double.

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  141. Is one or both of your parents overweight?
    • yes (63%)
    • no (36%)
    • don't know (1%)
  142. Facts About Obesity
    Being overweight is not hereditary. But the likelihood of being overweight if you have overweight parents increases dramatically. Researchers believe this is due to learned behavior more than a fat gene or a pear or apple shaped body.
  143. How overweight are you?
    • 10-25 lbs. (16%)
    • 26-50 lbs. (37%)
    • 51-75 lbs. (29%)
    • 76 or more (18%)
  144. Best Diet Tips
    Determine what your ideal weight is with the BMI Chart in the 20 Facts On Obesity - Definition of Obesity section of this website. Once you determine your ideal weight you can set a logical, reachable goal, not just another weight loss wish.
  145. Are you male or female?
    • male (34%)
    • female (66%)
  146. Women comprise between 66 and 75% of my clients from clinics and seminars respectively. There would be no weight loss business without women. They are catered to and targeted by the weight loss industry.

  147. What's your age?
    • 16-24 (6%)
    • 25-36 (27%)
    • 37-54 (41%)
    • 55 and up (26%)
  148. Facts About Obesity
    A healthy diet plan must be flexible enough to change as you age. Calorie requirements and levels of physical activity change. The very best weight loss program isn't a diet but a combination of a flexible healthy diet plan and quality daily physical activity. Closest thing you will find to the proverbial elusive fountain of youth.
  149. How often do you eat fresh, raw nuts?
    • frequently (13%)
    • sometimes (28%)
    • rarely (38%)
    • never (21%)
  150. Facts About Obesity
    Many people are deficient in fiber intake and omega-3 fats. Raw nuts can be an important part of the solution to both these problems. For more diet tips see 110 Quick Weight Loss Tips on this site.
  151. To what degree of pain, misery, suffering and inconvenience does dieting cause you?
    • none (8%)
    • mild (11%)
    • moderate (26%)
    • extreme (55%)
  152. Facts About Obesity
    Emotional rebellion is experienced by 92% of the survey respondents when they dieted. If you experience emotional rebellion on a diet you're on the wrong diet. Take my advice -- exchange your temporary diet for a life long healthy diet plan.
  153. Does being overweight and dieting affect your…
    • family (9%)
    • job (5%)
    • social life (7%)
    • all of the above (77%)
    • none of the above (2%)

98% said being overweight affected other areas of their life. 77% said being overweight affected multiple areas of their life. The harsh facts about obesity and overweight are obvious. Dieting is one of the major causes of obesity.

Worse, it influences your state of mind. Forces you to make lifestyle concessions. Eat food you may not be familiar with or enjoy. It may cause stress, depression or other more severe emotional turmoil. Craving, hunger, deprivation, pain and suffering are not good prescriptions for lasting weight loss. I recommend using this site and if you need a little extra, get my book, Barb's Foolproof Weight Loss Solution. It is for sensible people who enjoy eating and hate dieting. And it works for every one when followed.

That's my best diet tip and Foolproof Weight Loss Solution is the best weight loss program if you ABSOLUTELY, UNAPOLOGETICALLY HATE DIETING!

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