Whenever there is a talk on the weight loss issue stress is the first topic that comes to the table for discussion. More than half the cases of excessive weight loss, obesity occur due to the overload of stress and lack of time for personal caretaking. It is a known fact that there have been several articles and blogs addressing the subject and pointing out to new methods of breaking the extra pounds and getting rid of them. The first issue to the address in case of obesity is the thought process; keep your mind focused and expose yourself to the effective methodologies of shedding the extra weight. The industry today has gone way beyond plan exercises as technology is utilized for better understanding and awareness. Especially in the developed countries like the US; the industry is flourishing beyond expectations. It has touched annual revenue of $20 billion.
The industry presently can be classified into three categories: diet books, diet drugs and weight loss surgeries. Let’s now glance through some important figures related to the industry; these would provide an idea of the futuristic trends of the sector.
108 million-is the average number of people dieting in the US per year. Such dieters try out their dieting plans for at least 4 to 5 times in a year.
85% of customers consuming weight loss products or going for their related services in the US are women. This is an indication for the interest women have towards the weight loss industry and their contribution.
220,000 is the number of people with morbid obesity who had bariatric surgery in the US in 2009. Bariatric surgery is a process of reducing the size of the stomach.
$11,500 to $ 26,000 is the average cost of the surgery.
1 Hour is the duration spent by people for workout each day; who have successfully kept off 30 pounds of excess weight for a period of 5 years.
$500,000 to $3 million is the average endorsement fee paid to celebrities in the US for promotion of weight loss programs, products and services.