It's no secret that Americans are fat. Two thirds of us are overweight and about 100 million Americans are obese. In a nation of fast food, caloric excess, massive sugar consumption, weird breakfast cereals, soda machines in schools, 600 empty calorie 'afternoon snacks', and a general culture that promotes excess (as we're seeing with the economy these days, it hasn't just been caloric excess we've been guilty of the past few decades), it's no wonder that we're looking for a quick fix and hang our hopes on Arena Pharmaceutical Inc.
In April, we'll spend time taking a different look at weight loss. I'll explain some of the vicious cycles that can promote further weight gain and what you can do about them.