It has been postulated for years that weight loss or weight gain is simply calories in and calories out. A surplus of calories will allow for weight gain and a deficit for weight loss.
The more research that is done on the obesity epidemic, the more we are beginning to realize that it is not this simple. As a clinician, I can personally attest to this. The stereotype that people with increased body weight spend too much time sitting, and in the drive thru line up still remains. In most cases this statement could not be farther from the truth. Of course there are those that don’t make the best lifestyle choices. However there are also a great amount of patients that I deal with day in and day out eat very clean and move a lot and still struggle to lose weight.