Despite a $66 billion industry full of offers and promises about weight lossover 2/3 of US residents are overweight or obese.

Still, despite the enormity of the problem, the numbers above don’t accurately total the real costs.

In fact, medical costs related to obesity cost us another $147 billion.

Human body fat and related illness is a growth industry!

Some of the approaches below are very helpful, and may even be prerequisites to effective weight loss and management. Unfortunately, none of them works sustainably on their own.

You need a coordinated, personalized, whole-life plan for health and fitness. Point solutions alone cannot overcome the inertia of the lifestyle that got you to your current weight and health status.

Friends and Family

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Count Calories

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Overeaters Anonymous (OA) and Food/Diet Addiction Recovery Programs

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Special/Faddish “Diets”

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Internet “Research”, Books, and Online Courses

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Over The Counter Supplements, Super Foods, Magic Pills and Elixirs

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Exercise Only

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Weight Watchers

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Counselors

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Coaches

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“Meal in a box” Programs Like Jenny Craig or “High Risk” Diet Plans

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Nutritionists and Dietitians

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“Fat Camps”, Spas, And Resorts

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Doctors

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Pharmaceuticals/Drugs

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Cons

Surgery

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Cons

Get Finally Thin Forever

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