A group of physicians came together and moved on to challenge the misconception that diet and exercise are enough to treat obesity. The doctors say that roughly 79 million adults have been following the more exercise less diet formula but the results showed that this notion is a failure.
The comments of the physicians were published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal. There were around four weight loss experts that set out to correct the notion as they find that there’s a widespread misconception that obese people can turn to dieting and exercising that that they can return to their normal weight.
Christopher N. Ochner, a weight management physician at Mt. Sinai Hospital said that only a few people ever truly recover from obesity and those who do, still have what is referred to as ‘obesity in remission’.
Still according to Ochner, the sad fact that an average adult with sustained obesity only have less than 1% chance of returning to his normal weight and maintaining a healthy body without getting into surgery.