A 2011 study revealed that people who eat candy weigh less than those who don’t. The study was sponsored by the “National Confectioners Association”.
The average American woman of today weighs the same as the average American man of the 1960s.
Since 1960, the average turkey has gained 11 pounds. The average American has gained 28 pounds.
Dubai has a weight-loss contest called ‘Your Child in Gold’ where individual participants win one gram of gold for every one kilogram (~2.2lbs) lost, and double reward for families. The contest is aimed at combating early obesity and raise awareness on the disease.
A fitness trainer intentionally gained over 70 pounds to better understand the plight of his overweight clients. Then lost it all again six months later.
A 27-year-old male patient fasted under supervision for 382 days and went from 456 to 180 lbs.
You burn 650 calories donating one pint of blood.
There is a drug, called DNP, which causes the human body to effectively burn body fat at an extremely fast rate. The downside? Most of the energy stored in the fat is released as heat when it is metabolized. Take too much DNP and you will literally cook yourself to death.
A 1965 Barbie came complete with a book titled “How To Lose Weight” that instructed “Don’t Eat!” It also came with a scale permanently set to 110lbs.
Tom Hanks in Castaway allowed himself to gain weight to fit the role of a middle-aged man. Production was then halted for a year so he could lose 50 pounds and grow out his hair for his time spent on the island. During the hiatus, Robert Zemeckis used the same crew for What Lies Beneath.