- When you get on the scale, do you feel like you should weigh less?
- Do you have excess belly fat or upper body weight?
- Are you wondering what is causing you to gain weight?
- Did you know up to 71% of the population are insulin resistant leading to weight gain, sugar cravings and overeating?
According to the latest data, overall, 38 percent of U.S. adults are obese and 17 percent of teenagers are the same. Obesity is medically defined as having a body mass index (BMI), a measure of height to weight, that’s more than 30. If the BMI is between 25-29.9, it is considered overweight. Taken together, over 2/3 of the entire adult population of the United States are either overweight of obese.
New York’s adult obesity rate is currently 25.0 percent, up from 17.1 percent in 2000 and from 9.3 percent in 1990. According to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in four states, 30 percent in 25 states and are above 20 percent in all states. Among the 5 boroughs of New York City, Bronx and Brooklyn lead the charts.
So, what is really causing the weight gain in NYC?
While there are many causes of weight gain, if you have weight in the middle or upper part of the body, you have the metabolic weight gain caused by insulin resistance!
What is insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance means that your body is not responding to a hormone that controls your blood sugar called insulin. As a compensation to insulin resistance, our body produces more insulin which in turn makes you gain weight.