It’s the fear that overtakes you as you settle into a bag of popcorn, or your second bowl of ice cream: Will this make me fat? While the popcorn or ice cream may not make you fat, an alarming new report released in the Journal of the American Medical Association from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that waistlines in America have been steadily increasing, with the average widening by nearly an inch in the last decade. With the new number hovering around 39 inches, America is in grave danger of obesity.

The CDC defines obesity as a waist circumference above 40.2 inches in men and above 34.6 inches in women. In 2011-2012, women’s average waist size was reported as 37.8 inches—well over the obesity marker. The CDC’s report also emphasizes the risk that comes along with excess belly fat, including heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, and high cholesterol. While researchers don’t know why waistlines are increasing so steadily, they do know that the effects of obesity are universally detrimental and that weight loss solutions are sorely needed.

Those who are dieting and exercising smarter—with the help of personal health tools like Nike’s FitBit, Apple’s Health app, and ph360—know that the only way to lasting weight loss is to break through the one-size-fits-all approach. Each person’s unique physical and epigenetic needs must to be addressed in order to trigger weight loss that works.

ph360 was founded upon the principle that the only path to lasting health is one that is personalized. This, of course, extends to our weight loss protocol, which is based upon discovering the foods and exercises that work—not for everyone, but specifically for the individual.

We’ve been thrilled to watch the success stories unfold as ph360 users discover the power of a truly personalized health plan. While results vary according to specific body needs, ph360 users shown staggering weight loss results in just weeks. Gina, a woman whose body mass index (BMI) was nearing danger of obesity, lost 20 pounds in just one month.

She says, “I was shocked at the list of foods the program gave me that are specifically for me, just by inputting my measurements. But once I got over the initial shock and implemented those foods that I knew, I was amazed. Utilizing the information that it gave me, I lost weight quickly.”

While a personalized weight loss solution might seem like a revolution, it’s simply a matter of fact in the scientific community. Due to genetic variations and distinct epigenetic needs determined by our lifestyles and environments, it’s impossible to  prescribe a weight loss solution universally.

It’s time to change not just our perspective on obesity, but the way we think about weight loss. The personalized health revolution has arrived, and it’s in our very DNA. Learn more about your individualized weight loss prescription at!

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