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Adult Obesity in the United States: The State of Obesity

According to the most recent data, rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), 22 states have rates above 30 percent, 45 states are above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent. The data show that 23 of 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest.

Read the full article at: stateofobesity.org

U.S adult obesity rates remained mostly steady — but high — this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah and remaining stable in the rest. Arkansas had the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado had the lowest at 21.3 percent. Obesity puts some 78 million Americans at an increased risk for a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. About 150 million Americans say that they are tracking their diet, of which 40 million people are using manual diet and nutrition apps. By facilitating food intake tracking through automation, DietSensor marks the beginning of the next generation of technological nutritional tools to empower and coach its user to regain control of their daily food intake. We all know that balanced nutrition becomes tedious with time, yet is the best tool for prevention. DietSensor uses the SCiO, the world’s first handled spectrometer, to emphasize the adoption of a healthy eating pattern that fits into a person’s lifestyle, rather than recommending specific amounts of different foods, such as vegetables or meats. These patterns can be tailored to an individual’s personal preferences, enabling Americans to choose the diet that is right for them. There’s also the Smart Diet Scale, which allows you to know the precise weight of the food being consumed. The groundbreaking of the diet scale is simple, fast and effective. However a first scale will be available this year, and the pocket size scale should come in 2017. For more info visit DietSensor.com or join our list dietsensor.com/wait-list/.  

 

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The World Is Getting Fatter and No One Knows How to Stop It

Humanity is putting on weight. Across the globe, in wealthy countries and developing nations, among children and adults, an increasing number of people are overweight or obese. Today, nearly 40 percent of the world’s adults fall into one of those categories, according to new estimates by a global network of researchers called the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration.  

Read the full article at: www.bloomberg.com

What has happened? Why have we gotten fatter? What should we be doing about it?

For decades the medical profession has recommended that we reduce our fat intake. We have. We lowered our fat intake from 40 percent to 30 percent of total calories. Why then have obesity, and the diabetes that often accompanies it, become so prevalent? It appears that the advice that doctors gave, and in most cases are still giving, was wrong.The main culprit is not fat, but excess sugar. We made the huge mistake of swapping sugar for fat. We doubled our fructose consumption and we have reaped a whirlwind.

The sad truth is that conventional ideas — eat less, run more — do not work long term. Counting calories, exercising for hours every day and trying to ignore your hunger? That’s needless suffering and it wastes your time and precious willpower.  However there’s a better way. There is no magic pills or potions involved. You’ll only need to eat delicious and healthy food. Meet the DietSensor app  — the best nutritional coaching app to help you eat healthily, control diabetes, manage obesity and fitness. DietSensor, makes food tracking so easy and accurate (that anybody will be able to know what and how much he or she is about to eat, everyday, without a huge effort). The DietSensor mobile application was developed to help users better manage their health, by providing accurate, easily nutritional information, especially for those who are suffering from being overweight or with chronicle diseases related to nutrition. The solution : a pocket portable molecular sensor and a mobile application – it’s that simple !

So what do you think? Can we get the stats moving in the opposite direction? What are your biggest barriers to healthy eating and weight control? Please share your thoughts on our Facebook page or tweet them to @DietSensor  ! You can pre-order dietsensor and the SciO scanner today and pay on delivery, in September 2016. https://dietsensor.com/dev/wait-list/