In case you missed it, this week the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the national obesity map. (See link). It confirms what we already knew, that more and more adults are becoming both more overweight and more obese. At a time when health care costs are a national election topic, obesity is not just a driver of health problems, it is its own health problem. If the map the CDC put out was of say, the swine flu, we would be in a state of national lockdown due to an epidemic putting everyone at risk. This is no different, except what we see is Soda-paloosa: 32 ounces for 59 cents, or the Baconator. So how surprised should we be by the map? There is no where to hide, the thing we must do is take control of our own lives with information and effective action steps. We are here to help.