The State of Obesity 2021

Oklahoma tied for 9th

Nationally, 16 states now have adult obesity rates at or above 35 percent.  Reaching the 35 percent or higher level this year were Delaware, Iowa, Ohio, and Texas. The twelve states that continue to have adult rates above 35 percent are: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.  (See rates chart for data on all 50 states and the District of Columbia).

State of Obesity 2021: Better Policies for a Healthier America — https://www.tfah.org/report-details/state-of-obesity-2021/

In 2012, no state had an adult obesity rate above 35 percent.

In 2000, no state had an adult obesity rate above 25 percent.

The full report can be downloaded from the link above. My post on the 2020 report is here: The State of Obesity 2020

As a former 370 pound human my experience and knowledge can help those struggling with their weight.

Meanwhile work continues on my Future Best Seller.

6 thoughts on “The State of Obesity 2021

  1. I would be interested to look at the political leanings of the states with the highest obesity rates. And I wonder if the smoking rates correlate.

    It’s wonderful that you share your experience as a formerly obese person. You are living proof that it’s possible to lose and maintain.

    So what is the new best seller about?

    • I haven’t read the full report yet to see if the authors researched political and/or tobacco use correlations. Right now I share my experience for free and joke about my “future best seller”. If it ever gets finished and published the book is a memoir/journey about fat to thin, thin to fat, and back again. I am retaining movie rights!

      • I hadn’t realized you had a fat to thin, thin to fat, and back again. I had thought you were fat to thin and stayed thin. My phone auto corrected that to fat to sin. Lol

      • At my highest point 370 then down to 163. Got lazy and went back up to 200-205 and stayed there for a long time. SARS-COV-2 hit the US and no restaurant meals plus healthier at home meals took off 25 pounds during year one of the pandemic. Now I bounce between 169 and 171.

      • 2 pounds is not much of a bounce! I weigh myself, along with my dog and cat every week. The cat has a 1 pound bounce, the dog a 5 pound bounce, and me a 10 pound bounce. With me, I think a lot of it has to do with the time of the day and what I have eaten the night before. I also lost, but unintentionally during Covid. I am now back to pre-Covid. Much healthier weight. 119 pounds at 5 feet 8 inches.

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