Two out of every three adults are technically obese or overweight. Obesity is usually quantified as having a weight that is 10%-20% more than what’s considered “normal,” or having a body mass index of 25 to 30. Obesity can cause any number of health issues; sleep apnea, asthma, cardiovascular disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, or acid reflux), and even depression are all common side effects of obesity.
Anybody who has suffered from depression has heard the question “well, have you tried not being depressed?” or some variation thereof. A similar pseudo-solution often gets applied to obesity and being overweight. “If you just worked out a little more or ate a little better, you wouldn’t be overweight!” Just like with depression, that kind of mentality just shows a lack of knowled