I went to Amsterdam in 2004 and I swear to God, there is not a single fat person in that country. At least Mrs. Pants and I never saw one the week we were on our honeymoon. Deb went to France earlier this year. When she returned, I asked her "did you see any fat people?" Deb was initially was a bit taken aback, thought and replied "No. I did not see any fat people." It doesn't seem to be getting any better.

A new study found 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese. In fact, the new study shows more Americans are obese than overweight. Click here to see the study.

Being fat is the easiest way to identify a North American. It's a deadly combination that has blown our health care costs into another stratosphere. We are paying for being fat in more ways than one.

There are a million diets but changing the way you eat could make the most difference. I dropped soda about a month ago and saw my weight drop 10 pounds in 2 weeks. No exercise or master diet plan, I just stopped drinking so much pop and started to feel considerably better. My knees didn't hurt so much and my headaches were greatly reduced.

The biggest loser diet is based on calorie intake. To lose weight in this program, you take your weight multiplied by 7. If I am 210 pounds, 1470 would be my calorie count for the day. So, in order to lose weight, I need to stay around 1470 calories per day until my weight drops. A few years ago I tried this and went from 220 to 175 pounds with hardcore workouts. If you stay dedicated, you will lose the weight.

Making better decisions now WILL have an effect on your quality of life down the road. 30 minutes of cardio per day will greatly reduce your risk of Alzheimer's later. Exercising CAN HELP PREVENT MEMORY LOSS! Click here to see that story.

The most upsetting fact for me is, there is big money being made off misery. There is always more money in treating the disease than the cure.

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