Obesity Statistics – WOW!

Okay, so this weight loss company “Strip The Fat” put together these obesity statistics and I thought I would  share…shocking, I might add…but not surprising.
  • 64 percent of people in the US are overweight
  • 48% of people in Europe are overweight
  • 27% of Americans are classified as obese
  • Obesity is responsible for 325,000 deaths every year
  • Obesity cost an estimated $75 billion in 2003 because of it’s long and expensive treatment
  • 300 million people worldwide are obese
  • 750 million people worldwide are overweight
  • Weight loss market forecast to hit $61 billion by 2008
  • Spending on Hoodia Gordonii expected to surpass $750 million in sales
  • 400,000 deaths each year may be attributed to obesity

Thought you might enjoy these statistics. I love looking at them and comparing them. I am trying to get my hands on more. Let me know if you find more as well.


Having six children in six years and a husband that supports me in all I do, has given me much to live for. However, the reason why I live is because of Jesus. I can’t imagine going a day without the hope He gives and the freedom for which my soul and spirit can thrive. After receiving my bachelors from ORU in O/I COM, I decided to get more training to hone my skills. I am a certified personal trainer, multi-certified fitness instructor, wellness and life coach. Most of us know a rock solid workout and nutrition plan isn’t going to make us healthy – there is way more to the equation. I’m here to help sift it out and challenge you to find your peace, calling, desires, and purpose in life through every avenue of your being; physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, and social all through a Godly perspective. If you have an inward desire to totally transform your inner health along side the physical, grab your sneakers and tighten up your laces because you are about to embark on a journey like nothing you’ve experienced – if you allow it to happen.

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