While you may have shed a few pounds by successfully -- and bravely -- cutting back on ordering pizza to just twice a week, an alarming new report from federal officials finds that Americans keep getting fatter and fatter, not skinnier.
A report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) finds that despite widespread efforts to lower the obesity rate in recent years, the rate among American adults has actually increased to 38%, up from 35% three years ago and 32% a decade ago, according to a report from the Associated Press. Additionally, the findings suggest that the obesity rate among women has overtaken that among men, at 38% and 34%, respectively.
The new report is particularly troubling because some experts had believed that America's terrifying obesity rate -- one of the nation's top health problems -- had finally leveled off in recent years, according to the AP. Somewhere, Michelle Obama is shaking her head in disappointment.