Do you feel like you have a little extra weight to lose? Take our poll and see how everyone else feels about their weight as well!
#1: Did you know that skipping breakfast can cause your metabolism to slow down and therefore make it harder to lose weight?
#2: Did you know that drinking caffeine can speed up metabolism and weight loss?
You CAN lose it and keep it off – There is a general perception that almost no one succeeds in long-term maintenance of weight loss. However, research has shown that 20% of overweight individuals are successful at long-term weight loss when defined as losing at least 10% of initial body weight and maintaining the loss for at least 1 year.
Americans Spend A LOT on Weight Loss – According to data by Marketdata Enterprises, a market research firm that specializes in tracking niche industries, Americans spend north of $60 billion annually to try to lose pounds, on everything from paying for gym memberships and joining weight-loss programs to drinking diet soda.
An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and Americans spend $33 billion each year on weight loss products. Yet, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.
How Much is Spent on Weight Loss and Fitness in the US? 2014 revenue of $24.2 billion was also a sharp 7.4% increase over $22.4 billion in 2013. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these fitness and recreational sports centers employed 533,200 people in 2014, and jobs are expected to grow 8% by 2024.