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Illinois is a state in the United States. As per 2010 census, Illinois has an an estimated total population of 12,830,632 of which adults age 18 and over comprise of 75.6%.

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Adult Overweight and Obesity Overweight and Obesity in Illinois

Dietary Behaviors

  • 32.4% of adults reported having consumed fruits at the recommended level of 2 or more times per day.
  • 23.3% of adults reported having consumed vegetables at the recommended level of 3 or more times per day.

Physical Activity

  • 45.4% of adults achieved at least 300 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 150 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (or an equivalent combination).
  • 23.6% of Illinois’s adults reported that during the past month, they had not participated in any physical activity.

Adolescent Overweight and Obesity Overweight and Obesity

  • 15.5% were overweight (≥ 85th and < 95th percentiles for BMI by age and sex, based on reference data).
  • 11.9% were obese (≥95th percentile BMI by age and sex, based on reference data).

Unhealthy Dietary Behaviors

  • Fruit consumption: 70.1% ate fruits or drank 100% fruit juice less than 2 times per day during the 7 days before the survey (100% fruit juice or fruit).
  • Vegetable consumption: 88.0% ate vegetables less than 3 times per day during the 7 days before the survey (green salad; potatoes, excluding French fries, fried potatoes, or potato chips; carrots; or other vegetables). * Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption: 31.1% drank a can, bottle, or glass of soda or pop (not including diet soda or diet pop) at least one time per day during the 7 days before the survey.

Physical Activity

'Achieved recommended level of activity’

  • Only 24.1% were physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day on each of the 7 days prior to the survey.
  • Participated in daily physical education: : 67.5% of adolescents attended daily physical education

classes in an average week (when they were in school).

  • No activity: 16.5% did not participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity on any day during the 7 days prior to the survey.
  • Television viewing time: 35.7% watched television 3 or more hours per day on an average school day.


What went wrong with our diet?

Instead of blaming the victim for obesity, or yourself for obesity, it is important to understand what drives the weight gain, such as insulin resistance that affects up to 71 percent of the entire population out of which 35 percent already have metabolic syndrome.

Confusing choices

With over 20,000 books written on this topic with so much misleading information, let a trained practicing weight loss physician, Dr Prab R. Tumpati,MD educate you on the true science and art of obesity medicine.

Why the food pyramid failed?

The now withdrawn and failed food guide pyramid was a disaster as it advocated a low fat, but glycemic diet that leads to increased risk of insulin resistance which in turn causes weight gain.

Metabolic starvation in the obese

Most people that gain weight are not on a mission to gain weight intentionally. It is the paradoxical metabolic starvation that happens in the obese due to insulin resistance with a compensatory increase in the anabolic hormone called insulin that drives weight gain, hunger and metabolic starvation leading to food cravings, and weight gain!

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County obesity statistics - Illinois

State County Obesity percent (men) Age-adjusted obesity percent (men) Percent obesity (women) Age-adjusted percent (women)
Illinois Adams County Obesity 32.9 32.7 27.8 27.3
Illinois Alexander County Obesity 33.2 32.9 32.2 31.8
Illinois Bond County Obesity 31.2 30.9 26.3 25.7
Illinois Boone County Obesity 32.9 32.4 28.3 27.7
Illinois Brown County Obesity 31.7 31.5 26.6 26
Illinois Bureau County Obesity 33.7 33.4 28.4 27.9
Illinois Calhoun County Obesity 32.3 32 26.7 25.9
Illinois Carroll County Obesity 32.9 32.7 28.2 27.4
Illinois Cass County Obesity 32.7 32.4 27.9 27.4
Illinois Champaign County Obesity 28.6 28.7 26.3 26.4
Illinois Christian County Obesity 34.8 34.6 29.4 28.9
Illinois Clark County Obesity 34.1 33.7 28.2 27.7
Illinois Clay County Obesity 32.3 31.8 27.2 26.6
Illinois Clinton County Obesity 30.5 29.9 25.3 24.5
Illinois Coles County Obesity 32.2 32.1 26.9 27
Illinois Cook County Obesity 25.9 25.7 26.5 26.2
Illinois Crawford County Obesity 35 34.6 30.1 29.4
Illinois Cumberland County Obesity 31.6 31.2 25.9 25.3
Illinois DeKalb County Obesity 32.6 32.5 27.7 27.8
Illinois De Witt County Obesity 33 32.5 27.8 27.1
Illinois Douglas County Obesity 33 32.6 27.6 27
Illinois DuPage County Obesity 28 27.5 21.9 21.4
Illinois Edgar County Obesity 35.4 35.2 29.8 29.3
Illinois Edwards County Obesity 30.1 29.5 24.6 23.8
Illinois Effingham County Obesity 30 29.4 24.3 23.5
Illinois Fayette County Obesity 34.5 34.2 29.7 29
Illinois Ford County Obesity 33.7 33.3 28 27.4
Illinois Franklin County Obesity 32.4 32.2 27.3 26.7
Illinois Fulton County Obesity 33 32.8 27.5 26.8
Illinois Gallatin County Obesity 32.6 32.5 27.4 26.6
Illinois Greene County Obesity 33 32.6 27.9 27.2
Illinois Grundy County Obesity 37.5 36.9 31 30.6
Illinois Hamilton County Obesity 31.8 31.6 26.7 26.1
Illinois Hancock County Obesity 31 30.6 25.4 24.6
Illinois Hardin County Obesity 33.4 33.3 28.9 27.7
Illinois Henderson County Obesity 33.6 33.3 28.7 27.7
Illinois Henry County Obesity 31.2 30.6 26.1 25.2
Illinois Iroquois County Obesity 35 34.8 30 29.4
Illinois Jackson County Obesity 29.2 29.3 26.6 26.8
Illinois Jasper County Obesity 32.8 32.4 27.2 26.4
Illinois Jefferson County Obesity 34.9 34.6 31 30.4
Illinois Jersey County Obesity 31 30.5 26 25.2
Illinois Jo Daviess County Obesity 29.3 28.9 24.5 23.5
Illinois Johnson County Obesity 30.9 30.7 26.3 25.4
Illinois Kane County Obesity 29.3 28.7 24.6 24.3
Illinois Kankakee County Obesity 34.5 34.2 31.1 30.7
Illinois Kendall County Obesity 30.6 30.2 25.7 25.6
Illinois Knox County Obesity 34.9 34.8 30 29.6
Illinois Lake County Obesity 27.4 26.9 23 22.3
Illinois LaSalle County Obesity 32.5 31.9 26.3 25.6
Illinois Lawrence County Obesity 33.1 32.9 27.9 27.2
Illinois Lee County Obesity 29 28.5 23.7 22.8
Illinois Livingston County Obesity 33.3 32.9 28.3 27.8
Illinois Logan County Obesity 34.7 34.4 30.2 29.8
Illinois McDonough County Obesity 31.9 32.1 26.9 27.2
Illinois McHenry County Obesity 29.6 28.8 24.1 23.3
Illinois McLean County Obesity 33.9 33.6 29.4 29.3
Illinois Macon County Obesity 34.3 34 30.1 29.6
Illinois Macoupin County Obesity 32.1 31.7 27.9 27.1
Illinois Madison County Obesity 33.6 33.1 30.5 30
Illinois Marion County Obesity 35.2 35 30.4 29.7
Illinois Marshall County Obesity 32.5 32.2 27.3 26.3
Illinois Mason County Obesity 34 33.8 29.3 28.6
Illinois Massac County Obesity 36.3 36 31.6 31.1
Illinois Menard County Obesity 31.7 31 26.4 25.4
Illinois Mercer County Obesity 35.1 34.6 29.7 28.9
Illinois Monroe County Obesity 31.9 31.1 26.9 26
Illinois Montgomery County Obesity 27.3 26.9 22.2 21.4
Illinois Morgan County Obesity 32.5 32.1 27.3 26.7
Illinois Moultrie County Obesity 32.4 32.3 27.2 26.6
Illinois Ogle County Obesity 30.5 30 24.8 24
Illinois Peoria County Obesity 28.4 28.1 25.7 25.4
Illinois Perry County Obesity 30.7 30.5 25.7 25
Illinois Piatt County Obesity 32.8 32.3 27.6 26.7
Illinois Pike County Obesity 31.7 31.5 26.3 25.6
Illinois Pope County Obesity 32.6 32.8 28.5 27.5
Illinois Pulaski County Obesity 33.8 33.5 32.8 32.1
Illinois Putnam County Obesity 31.3 30.7 26.3 25.2
Illinois Randolph County Obesity 33.5 33.1 28 27.5
Illinois Richland County Obesity 32.9 32.8 27.6 26.9
Illinois Rock Island County Obesity 29.3 29 25.4 24.9
Illinois St. Clair County Obesity 31 30.5 28.6 28.1
Illinois Saline County Obesity 33 32.9 28.1 27.5
Illinois Sangamon County Obesity 32.3 31.7 29 28.5
Illinois Schuyler County Obesity 31.4 31.1 26.4 25.7
Illinois Scott County Obesity 32.1 31.7 26.5 25.8
Illinois Shelby County Obesity 32.4 32.3 27.4 26.5
Illinois Stark County Obesity 34.2 34.1 29.5 28.8
Illinois Stephenson County Obesity 29.9 29.6 25.6 24.9
Illinois Tazewell County Obesity 29.7 29.3 24 23.5
Illinois Union County Obesity 33.3 33.1 28.8 28.1
Illinois Vermilion County Obesity 31.5 31.3 27.9 27.3
Illinois Wabash County Obesity 32.4 32 27.6 26.9
Illinois Warren County Obesity 32.9 32.7 28.1 27.5
Illinois Washington County Obesity 34.5 34 29.4 28.7
Illinois Wayne County Obesity 31.7 31.5 26.4 25.9
Illinois White County Obesity 33.3 33.1 28.1 27.4
Illinois Whiteside County Obesity 30.8 30.4 25.8 25.1
Illinois Will County Obesity 34.9 34.2 31.1 30.7
Illinois Williamson County Obesity 33 32.7 27.5 27
Illinois Winnebago County Obesity 30.9 30.6 27.5 27.2
Illinois Woodford County Obesity 33 32.6 27.8 26.9

Causes of weight gain in Illinois

What’s causing your weight gain?

  • Up to 70 percent of the population in the United States deals with being overweight or obese
  • 35 percent of all adults, according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are prediabetic and have significant insulin resistance while another 36 percent have some signs of insulin resistance
  • Diabetes has increased by over 500 percent in the last 50 years or so and now affects 8 percent of the population.

Could insulin resistance explain your weight gain?

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The top causes of weight gain in Illinois include the following:

  • Insulin resistance - use this free w8md medical weight loss centers of America's tool to check if you might be insulin resistant that causes your weight gain, especially in the tummy!
  • Sleep disorders and weight gain are bidirectionally related where sleep problems lead to weight gain and weight gain in turn leads to sleep problems.
  • Nutritional deficiencies are an important cause of weight gain in Illinois.

Weight loss options in Illinois

In order to lose weightt, understand the proven options to lose weight in Illinois including the following.

  • Physical activity for weight loss which only works in combination with diet as exercise on its own is shown to be pretty useless for weight loss since exercise stimulates appetite and builds heavier muscle tissue thereby negating any weight loss with calories burned. However, a combination of low calorie diet and exercise, or diet alone would work for weight loss but not exercise alone.
  • Surgical options for weight loss such as the gastric bypass surgery can be an option for some to lose weight in Illinois although most might regain the weight even after surgery and a behavior weight loss program is still needed for long term weight loss success in Illinois.

Illinois weight loss doctor

Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, is a board certified physician with experience and training in the field of obesity medicine in addition to training in sleep medicine and internal medicine. As the founder of WikiMD, and W8MD medical weight loss centers of America, Dr. Tumpati is familiar with the concepts, science, and art of weight loss medicine. Physicians practicing in Illinois interested in adding a W8MD medical weight loss program are welcome. Using telemedicine for weight loss for remote areas to provide obesity counseling and dietary, and weight loss coaching is a true miracle for many struggling to lose weight.

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Diet for weight loss in Illinois

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Exercises for weight loss in Illinois

Although exercise and physical activity is important for losing weight fast in Illinois, it is important to understand it only works if used in combination with a reduced calorie diet for weight loss. Research shows that for weight loss, exercise alone is not a very useful tool for weight loss as exercise has a stimulating effect on weight loss, and it builds heavier muscle thereby compensating for any weight loss with burning of calories with exercise. Understand the role of exercise for weight loss in this youtube video from 52 weeks of weight loss and wellness video series.

Weight loss medications

In 2012, the FDA approved two new weight loss medications Qsymia and Belviq after years of rejecting many other weight loss medications. There are other traditional and time tested weight loss medications such as Phentermine, Phendimetrazine etc.

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2.Very low calorie diets

3. Exercise for weight loss

4. Correction of metabolic causes of weight gain

5. Bariatric surgery for weight loss

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