About Obesity

Obesity is a chronic disease that requires long-term management. It’s generally defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more (find out your BMI here). Addressing obesity by maintaining weight loss can be a challenge, as you may have learned. This is partly because your body doesn’t make it easy for you—but help is available.

In this section, find out why it’s so hard to lose weight and see where you are in the weight loss cycle. Then ask your health care provider about developing a treatment plan that fits your needs.


 

Learn why it's so hard to lose weight

Why is it so hard to lose weight?

Learn about the science to obesity and the role hormones play in making your body work against you when you're trying to lose weight.

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Learn about the weight loss cycle

The weight loss cycle

Learn about the 6 phases of the weight loss cycle and see which one best describes you.

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