No, fat is not contagious, but you are more likely to be overweight if your friends are. Many of us are also genetically predisposed to being overweight. Certainly in my family there are more family members who are overweight or obese that who are at a healthy slender weight. In my Slender For Life™ Seattle weight loss and Bainbridge Island weight loss offices one frequent question is “Am I destined to be overweight?” I am happy so report that for most of us, we do have a choice. Yes, I easily put on weight when I eat cinnamon rolls and ice cream and Snickers bars. But, thanks to hypnosis for weight loss, I do have a choice and I choose not to eat food that causes weight gain even if my friends and family do.
Obesity is Socially Contagious
The New England Journal of Medicine published a study funded by the National Institute on Aging showing that if you have friends or family members who are overweight, the chances are that you will be too. In fact, the study found that your chance of becoming obese went up 57% if a friend is obese, 40% if a sibling is and 37% if your spouse is. In the closest friendships, the chances almost tripled.
You can learn more about the very real effects of having overweight family and friends by reading Obesity is Socially Contagious.
Don’t use the excuse, my parents are fat, to keep you from living Slender For Life™. You do have a choice as to what you will eat and how much you will eat. That choice becomes easier with hypnosis for weight loss. Are you ready to step out of your social pact? If so, visit Seattle weight loss and Bainbridge Island weight loss.
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