People who are obese face a number of challenges beyond health issues. Weight bias is a very real problem and is a part of day-to-day living for many overweight individuals in several settings, including work, home, and even health care environments.
Fear is another common stumbling block. Both fear of discrimination and fear of failure may discourage employees from attempting a weight loss program. Many who are overweight have attempted weight management following numerous plans and methods, only to regain the weight again and again.