According to a new study, 42 percent of American adults will be obese by the year 2030. All this week, The Takeaway looks at this prediction with a wide range of specialists — from city planners to coffin makers to mathematicians to science writer Michael Moyer.
Today, the conversation continues with you, our listeners. Throughout the week, you’ve been sharing your own stories of weight loss and body image. John Manrique is a Takeaway listener who lost over 70 pounds three years ago and has kept it off. He wrote a book about his journey called “Hey Fat Ass: A Guy’s Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Right.”
Steven Velazquez is a Takeaway listener who considers himself “fat and fit,” or, depending on the day, “pleasantly plump and fit.” He works out regularly and he thinks our society fixates way too much on the numbers on the scale.