Obesity is the biggest health crisis on the planet, and unfortunately New Zealand is leading the way. A million Kiwi adults are already obese, and another 1.25 million are significantly overweight, which means a staggering 64% of New Zealanders are now either obese or overweight.
So, how did this happen? How did we go from obesity rates of 9%, to 30% in less than a generation? Why Are We Fat? explores the reasons for our rapid weight gain and looks at what we can do about it.
Chef and presenter Simon Gault cuts through the myths around obesity and uncovers the facts in this three-part documentary series, talking to leading experts to learn what causes the ever-increasing epidemic. Also putting himself forward as a guinea pig, Simon uses the latest, most cutting-edge science to see exactly what health problems he’s facing. He gets nutritional advice and is put through some intense exercise to try and make a change and improve his health for good, and to help other Kiwis through this process.
Made with the support of NZ On Air.
Why Are We Fat? - tonight, 8.30, Prime. Captions available.