Do You Have “Creeping Obesity?”

Do You Have “Creeping Obesity”“Creeping obesity” describes the common pattern of adults gaining small amounts of weight over time. What factors contribute to “creeping obesity?”

  • jobs that are less physically-demanding
  • hours spend in car commuting
  • increased availability of inexpensive convenience food and one-stop shopping
  • “addiction” to carbohydrate and/or fat
  • increased consumption of food-away-from-home
  • home appliances and equipment that make lives simpler and easier (but results in the user burning fewer calories)
  • rising tobacco prices resulting in fewer smokers but contributing to increased food intake
  • consumer lack of awareness of calories in alcohol
  • lack of or no interest in nutrition education
  • disinterest or unwillingness to cook

How many of these factors describe you?  If several of these factors characterize you, it is time to “stop the creep” by making some habit changes.

Fran Matteson, MS, RD

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