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“I feel like a lot of people would say: Well, you ate chocolate and you got fat. But it is not that simple”
”It has been estimated that about 40% to 70% of a person’s likelihood of developing obesity is due to genes.”
“I was ashamed of who I was until I shifted my mindset. Until I fully embraced the fact that obesity is a chronic disease.”
“Contemporary obesity management is based on asking, listening and understanding the person’s experience first.”
Obesity is far from simple
Obesity is a chronic disease, not a life choice. From genetics to environment, many factors play a role in developing obesity, as well whether you loose and gain weight. And the experiences of people living with obesity are just as varied and complex.