The Obesity Myth

Season 1, 3 episodes (last aired Monday 18 September — SBS VICELAND)

Twenty five per cent of Australian adults are estimated to be obese. As practitioners we often are educating our clients about losing weight if they fall into the overweight category. Our perception of why they are overweight, or obese, often is that they eat too much or are inactive. This program will challenge your beliefs.

This three-part documentary follows the struggle of obese patients and their families as they go through a weight loss program at Melbourne’s Austin Health. Backed by recent science the doctors at Austin Health believe that obesity isn’t caused by greed or laziness bit it’s in the genes.

Watch Season 1