This is a silent discrimination because it doesn't quite have a label yet. Statistics show that people who are overweight earn some $6,500 less than their slim colleagues.
The answer to this dilemma may be found in the wellness industry.
The wellness industry is emerging as the next trillion dollar business because people are getting smarter and are taking responsibility for their own health. The baby boomers are now 37-55 years old and want to feel and look younger.
People are tired of hearing about being overweight and understand that they have to seek out answers for themselves because what they have tried in the past does not work.
The answer requires a revolution in our thinking about health.
Health is a discipline that must be practiced every day and requires making a lifestyle change.
Many people claim they don't have the time or the information on how to eat in order to lose weight. Some even say they can't afford to eat right.
Affordable healthy fast food for adults and children will help solve this problem. This healthy fast food comes in the form of a meal replacement plan. These programs are available locally and people have lost anywhere from 10 to 400 pounds permanently.
The programs are scientifically and technologically designed to be the perfect replacement for a meal.
All of the nutrients that the body needs are provided in an easy-to-prepare drink that is low in calories, thereby helping the body to lose weight quickly and naturally.
Many families around the world have made the lifestyle change for better health and well-being and so can you.
Sheila Reed is a nutrition and weight loss specialist. She lives in Ellenwood.