According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 1.6 billion adults worldwide are either overweight or obese. They project that in just three years, this number will increase to approximately 2.3 billion adults.
The WHO further reports that, “44 percent of diabetes, 23 percent of ischemic heart disease and 7 to 41 percent of certain cancers are attributable to overweight and obesity.”
Fortunately, just a modest decrease in weight can help alleviate the increased health risks associated with being overweight or obese. Here are a few simple strategies to kick start your weight loss plan.