Wish You Were Skinnier?

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!


Do you wish you were skinnier? If so, how much weight do you want to lose?
Weight Loss Statistics

Fun Facts:

#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.