Over 44,000 scholarly articles on obesity and diabetes were penned in 2013, yet the number of people suffering from these and other weight-related illnesses continues to climb. What gives?
Gary Taubes, co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative, suggests that because scientists have failed to isolate clear reasons for the "environmental triggers" of diabetes and obesity, there has been too wide a range of opinion to provide the public with clarity on how to best deal with these conditions.
Until we have more answers, we recommend working with a doctor to develop an individualized weight loss plan (a great way to avoid diabetes and obesity) — and stick with it. Journaling, goal setting and self-motivation are all majorly helpful components to success, so get to it and make 2014 your year!