Itâ€™s been nearly twenty years since the Center for Disease Control (CDC) started to measure and publish the rates of obesity in the United States. Indeed, at that time the word â€overweightâ€ was just then being replaced, in the public lexicon, with the word â€obesityâ€ since the simple word â€overweightâ€ was no longer sufficient to explain the body fat rates were beginning to occur on a regular basis. In fact, in 1987 about eighteen states didnâ€™t even measure obesity rates within their borders or, ostensibly, consider it a health issue. In that same year, sixteen states had obesity rates that were at 10% or below (today there are NO states that are at this low level) and sixteen states had obesity levels that were measured at between 10 to 14 %. NONE were shown to be above this level. Compared to today (twenty years later), those rates of obesity are only a pipe dream.