Study Says Being Overweight Hurts Your Finances, Mental State

Scale overweight issues
Scale overweight issues

A new study has found that being overweight can take a huge toll on the finances and the emotional well-being of obese people.

The study, published by the Canadian Obesity Network, showed that, over the past year, people who spent money on weight loss initiatives forked out an average of:

  • $900 on commercial weight loss programs,

  • $766 on gym memberships,

  • $600 on prescription diet pills, and

  • $400 on special diets.

Tally it up, and that's $2,666 for the year, or $222 a month, spent directly on weight loss efforts.