Here's an interesting fact. If you are an obese woman, your obesity is costing you about $4,879 per year. If you are an obese man, your obesity is costing you $2,646 per year. What if you spent that money on a personal trainer and eating better food (high quality meats and vegetables rather than breads and pastas)? You'd feel better, you'd eat better, you'd live longer too. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
Here's some striking data from the site Top Nursing Programs on the costs of obesity.
I think that if people understood how much being overweight costs them, it might be the extra motivation needed to get healthy and stay healthy. Think of it as an investment! Not just figuratively, but literally. Being healthy can save you money. Being obese costs a lot.