Welcome to Holistic Obesity, a popular science blog about how we can solve one of the greatest health challenges of the 21 century: obesity. As scientists we have failed miserably with both treating and preventing obesity for many decades now, and things need to change. It’s time to stop scratching the surface and delve deeper into the many psychological and emotional aspects of weight control, that we are only just starting to understand. We need a holistic approach to achieve lasting weight loss, or I believe we will continue to fail.
During the last 12-18 months, I have been fortunate to gain some insight into this fascinating new area of obesity research, and this is why I decided to start this blog. I want to share these new insights with the world, and with you. My hope is that this will not only improve quality of care for overweight individuals, but also help relieve some of the stigma, shame and discrimation. Welcome.
Dr Erik Hemmingsson, Obesity researcher, Stockholm, Sweden