Melaina Rosa-Montes: Solutions to Obesity in the World of 21st Century
Melaina Rosa-Montes, a single mom of 6 from Southern California is a true fighter with an inspiring story. She shares not only her weight loss journey, but also her quest to learning about self love. It is every mother’s dream to share fond memories with their children. And a lot of mothers struggle to take care of themselves when a lot rests on their shoulders. Join us as we uncover the reasons for her weight gain, and how depression played a role in her unhealthy habits.
“It’s okay to be weak, it’s okay to feel sad, it’s okay to be down, but you can’t stay in those moments. You have to constantly move and go forward and that’s been my biggest thing in my journey.”
Obesity is one of the biggest health issues of the 21st century. With numbers growing rapidly by the minute, affecting both developed and developing nations around the world, one needs to ask “what must be done to stop this?” According to WHO, in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 MILLION were obese. 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2016. We have yet to see what these statistics will be in the future. With the current trend of sedentary lifestyles together with an increased intake of energy and fat dense foods, as well as emotional and mental health issues that encourage negative coping behaviour such as binge eating, it is estimated that 9 out of 10 adults will be overweight or obese by 2050.
There are hundreds of weight management techniques flooding the internet, new diet trends popping up left and right, we have digital resources on self help, stress management and nutrition right at our fingertips but many of us still struggle with our weight. Now the question is, what exactly does it take for an individual to effectively control his or her weight? More importantly, what will it take to create a massive change in obesity prevalence around the world?
In our documentary “Solution to Obesity in the World of the 21st Century” we feature real stories from real people who have gradually won their battle against obesity. We look forward to sharing with you what these brave people have gone through physically, emotionally and mentally in order to achieve their weight management goals. The truth is, there is more to the story than the number on the weighing scale. There’s a great amount of lessons to be learned and an even greater amount of inspiration to be gained from these amazing people. We hope that this document series will help you in your journey to fitness, health and happiness.