Food is our main source of energy. The energy we need to live our lives every day comes from the food we eat. Our body weight increases when our energy (food) intake is not equal to the amount of energy we use. This is referred to as our "energy balance", and is influenced by factors or how they interact both the inside and outside of the body.
The power of the 'community thinking' is that we can actually understand we are not alone. There are others like us who experience what we are experiencing, who are afraid of what we are afraid of and who are fighting the wars we are fighting.
Bjarne Lynderup, Disease Experience Expert living with obesity, shares his view on the power of the obesity community.