I reside in Malaysia where obesity is a big problem.
Based on the World Health Organization (WHO) classification, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults (18 years and above) were 30.0% and 17.7% respectively in 2015 (National Health & Morbidity Survey [NHMS] 2015).
This means that almost HALF OF ALL MALAYSIANS are overweight or obese!!
This same phenomenon is also happening in many developing countries, the USA, the UK and the list goes on and on.
In fact, when it comes to my public clients these days, almost 95% of the time, it has some connection to an underlying overweight issue.