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Your race can determine your perceptions about your weight, according to a new survey. The majority of White women surveyed considered 25 pounds overweight as being obese; African American women felt it was more than 50 pounds.
Obesity Among Women Varies by Race
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Dr. Diet weighs in:
This study gets to the heart of my belief about helping people lose weight.
Each person is an individual with has his or her weight gain story to tell and his or her cultural background, likes and dislikes and family influences.
The key to helping each person lose weight and keep it off is being able to really understand what are the individual's core values and perceptions of health, what will keep their motivation high, what are their cultural food and exercise traditions, what type of support do they receive from friends and family and how can we help them shape their lifestyle to one that's healthier and sustainable.