Willpower or biology: Who is in the driver’s seat?
To lose weight you will need to eat less and move more. But many aspects of our eating choices and physical activity are determined by complex biological systems that lie beyond our willpower.
According to the World Health Organisation, over 650 million people live with obesity today.
Many of them have struggled with their weight for years, even decades. Speak with them, and you will learn that they have tried every possible means to lose weight, only to see it return time after time.
Many have been trapped in this endless weight cycle.
Living with obesity is challenging, but the hardest part is that society believes that people living with obesity have chosen this path. But this is not true.
There is a scientific community that recognizes obesity as a complex disease with strong genetic, environmental and neurobiological influences. This community believes that many people living with obesity have never received the proper care and support they deserve to manage their weight.
New knowledge about obesity brings hope that the weight cycle can be broken by adding to the scientific understanding of the disease, and what it takes to treat it. People living with obesity can and should be supported by healthcare providers in a non-discriminatory, knowledge-based, and unbiased manner.
If you are looking for answers to questions about the science behind obesity, its causes and proven treatment options, Truth About Weight is the right place to start.