A new survey found that the more expensive your grocery store, the less likely you are to be obese. Nine percent of those who shopped at expensive stores were obese while over a quarter of shoppers at discount stores were obese. And this wasn’t a reflection on the neighborhood or socio-economic status of the area — most shoppers did not shop at the nearest grocery store, regardless of price.
Recent research has experts recommending web-based weight loss programs. “Internet-based weight loss programs could help address the obesity epidemic, as they can be widely shared and used with low costs,” one researcher said. “Existing Internet-based weight-loss strategies have largely promoted weight-loss strategies designed by health professionals, including goal-setting and features to promote social interaction.”
Your doc’s weight may affect your health, a recent study found. Analysis showed that doctors who are a healthy weight are more comfortable prescribing weight loss for their patients who need it. Overweight docs are too uncomfortable to tell patients to lose weight when they themselves are overweight. If you’re concerned your weight could be harmful to your health, be direct with your doctor and ask them if they have any concerns.