Obesity rate in Texas climbs to 33%

Obesity rate in Texas climbs to 33%


The number of obese Texans has gone up 23% since 1990. It's just five percent less than the most obese state in the country (West Virginia). Gary White, the owner of Powerhouse Nutrition, says there are common misconceptions when it comes to what people think will help them lose weight. 

"The worst thing that people can do is that they eat one big meal per day and they think they're going to lose weight that way. That's wrong and it shuts down the metabolism of your body," White said. 

John Culberson, a professor at Texas Tech, says overeating isn't the only cause of obesity. 

"Most people that end up having trouble with their weight are not burning enough calories to take care of their calorie intake," Culberson said. 

He recommends to look at it as a lifestyle change and advises people to accept that big changes won't happen overnight. 

"Sometimes, especially with the activity, people tend to overdo it because they want quick results. We're a society of rapid change and behavior and this is a lifelong challenge."

When you start exercising to shed the pounds, White suggests activities like water aerobics to get your body adjusted and help prevent injury. 

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