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Let’s talk about weight- why are we so fat?

Worldwide there is an obesity problem; they call it the “globesity epidemic”. In South Africa 70% of women are overweight and 40% obese (BMI over 30). A third of South African men are overweight. Despite what the “Fat and Proud”  counter-revolution and our defence mechanisms tell us, it’s not okay to be fat. Obesity results in numerous health problems. In the States, it’s the number 1 cause of preventable deaths. For generations, each generation has died older than the last. This trend is now being reversed because of obesity-related illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, certain cancers and stroke. When…