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America’s ever-expanding waistline: We see it, we hear about it, and we worry about it! But can anything be done about it? Who or what is to blame?
We know all the usual suspects: red meat, dairy, white flour, refined sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, a lack of exercise, too much television, and the list goes on, and on, and on….
Simple! Right?...Not so fast. There’s a lot more going on below the surface when it comes to what America is eating for dinner (and breakfast and lunch and... MORE
The obesity epidemic in America has been a long time in the making and has been nourished by many different sources. The solution to America’s obesity epidemic will not come from quick-fix diets or a new national obsession with working out. The problem for our nation and for each of us as individuals is far more complex.
The answer will only come from learning more about why we seek and consume food, how we are designed to conserve energy whenever possible, and how the world around us compels us to eat more than we should and move far less. Once you know that, you can use that information to lose weight and keep it off.
The Weight of the Nation provides you with all the tools you need—and gives you the power—to think clearly, to better understand your relationships with food and physical activity, and to change the way you eat and move for the rest of your life.
JOHN HOFFMAN is Executive Producer of HBO’s The Weight of the Nation. He has won Emmy® awards for the documentary series The Alzheimer’s Project and Addiction, among others.
JUDITH SALERNO, MD, MS is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. She is a nationally recognized leader in health policy.
ALEXANDRA MOSS is Co-Producer of HBO’s The Weight of the Nation.