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Study: Fewer Americans trying to lose weight as obesity becomes 'new normal'

Americans are increasingly seeing being overweight as "normal," according to a study. (Source: CNN) Americans are increasingly seeing being overweight as "normal," according to a study. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - Americans want to look good, but less of them are going on diets to actively lose weight.

While obesity rates in the U.S. keep going up, fewer Americans are on a diet. Researchers from Georgia Southern University said they believe it's because being overweight is see as the "new normal."

As more people become obese, people are having a harder time recognizing that they themselves are overweight.

This new trend can lead to a lack of motivation to ditch the extra pounds, researchers said.

If someone is concerned that they or a loved one might be at an unhealthy weight, they should take the first step and have the uncomfortable discussion with a doctor.

Making small daily changes in lifestyle can make a big difference.

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