The U.S. Weight Loss Market: 2014 Status Report & Forecast
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When is weight loss too much, too fast?
The 24-year-old went from 260 pounds to 105 pounds in seven and half months, losing nearly 60 percent of her body weight and dropping to a body mass index (BMI) of 17.5, which the National Institutes of Health considers “underweight” for her 5-foot, 5-inch height. Amid discussions of Frederickson’s physical and mental states, the age-old questions about weight loss were asked once again: “What is a healthy weight?” and “How does a person safely get to it?” Dr. Deborah Bade Horn , medical director of the Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School , explained that specialists in the field now know that determining an individual’s healthy weight requires more information than just height. “We look more at body composition: lean to muscle fat and where that fat is on the body.
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weight loss market has entered a new phase of flat to low growth, constrained mainly by a weak economy and a shift to do-it-yourself plans by consumers. Yet, some competitors are doing well, and many untapped niches exist. Individual Status Reports for the 10 major weight loss market http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/13/idUSnHUGdsQR+73+ONE20140113 segments (2013 performance/dollar value, 2014 forecasts) diet soft drinks, artificial sweeteners, health clubs, commercial weight loss chains, OTC meal replacements and diet pills, diet websites & apps, medical programs (weight loss surgery, MDs, hospitals/clinic programs, Rx diet drugs, bariatrician plans, VLCD programs), low-calorie dinner entrees, diet books, garcinia cambogia exercise DVDs. Request for sample pages: http://www.bharatbook.com/RequestSample.asp?pid=467678 Table of Contents Summary & Performance of the U.S.
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