Obesity is a complex disease with many contributing factors. It’s not always as simple as ‘eat less, move more.’
Maintaining your weight is as great an accomplishment as losing weight when one is dealing with obesity. Recognizing this as an accomplishment is greatly important for mental and physical health.
Obesity is not a dirty word. It is a health issue like any other, requiring hard work, determination and a lot of help to overcome.
I was compensated by Med-IQ through an educational grant from Novo Nordisk to write about the realities of obesity as a chronic disease. All opinions are my own. As a person who is currently meeting the clinical criteria for obesity, I have seen my share of judgement and negative talk. In fact, much of that …