30 Habits of Overweight People

30 Habits of Overweight People

Did you know that 69.2% of all adults over 20 years old are overweight in America?

How did we get this bad?

While most experts try to focus on one factor, its more of a holistic problem of poor diet, exercise and lifestyle choices. Over the years, we have found some distinct trends in both the lean and overweight population, and today we will share some with you.

So here are 30 Habits of Overweight People (Self Destructing habits that you want to avoid):

1) Overweight people are chronically tired because they don’t get quality sleep.

2) Because they are tired, its hard to get them motivated to exercise.

3) Because they are unmotivated they aren’t consistent with their workouts and giving quality effort because they are tired (see 1).

4) Overweight people eat WAY too many carbs and don’t like vegetables.

5) Overweight people don’t eat NEAR enough protein.

6) Overweight people think all fat is created equal or avoid it like the plague.

7) For exercise, weight and calories burned is the only thing that matters. They don’t care if exercise they creates postural problems or joint problems that will lead to a lifetime of pain. THEY NEED TO LOSE THIS WEIGHT!

8) Overweight people get stressed out easily and usually don’t live a vibrant, happy life.

9) Overweight people skip meals and don’t eat solid protein 4 + times a day.

10) Overweight people spend too much time and energy on negative things instead of thinking what they could do to improve.

11) Overweight people are always looking for the perfect solution, and when they find it, they make excuses on why they can’t make it work. Ex:They are always looking for the right diet “that works for them.”

12) Overweight people usually don’t make much money. In fact, poverty is the #1 indicator of being overweight.

13) Overweight people eat out way too much.

14) Overweight people don’t plan and cook their meals for the week.

15) Overweight people have a defeated attitude when facing new challenges.

16) Overweight people say they want variety, but could eat a sandwich everyday.

17) Overweight people don’t know how to use spices or use enough variety in meats and seafood to maintain a Paleo diet for life.

18) Overweight people don’t use critical thinking skills to apply the knowledge we give them in different situations.

19) Overweight people want everything to be done for them.

20) If they get a personal trainer, they expect that paying the bill every month makes it look like they are trying.

21) Overweight people don’t keep a food log.

22) Overweight people don’t do intervals, but might do cardio.

23) Overweight people drink too much and use sugary mixers when they do.

24) Overweight people don’t realize that consistency is the ONLY factor in making a lifestyle change.

25) Overweight people justify their unhealthy choices by using the phrase, “It’s better than…”

26) Overweight people either don’t supplement with diet and exercise or think that supplements alone will do the trick.

27) Overweight people don’t realize that every time they eat they are making a choice to have a healthy body (optimal neurotransmitters and hormone levels as 2 examples) or feel like crap (the opposite effect), which will lead to increased likelihood that they will continue to slide.

28) Often, they are victims, which are people who always make excuses and don’t take ownership for everything in their life.

29) Overweight people are unhappy with themselves, yet they aren’t willing to take action and invest their energy, time and money to have a life changing experience starting today.

30) Overweight people don’t realize that identifying where they are, and making small, incremental steps will accumulate to anything they could ever want. If you expect to lose 20 lbs in a month, you’re doomed to fail. If you say, “I’m going to commit to this and just take a picture every month to track my progress,” you’ll succeed.


Now ask yourself, how many of these habits do I have? These are the types of habits that get you fat and keep you overweight and unhappy for life.

But its not too late! With a couple small improvements each week you can make serious change starting today.

Next week we will show you 30 Habits of Lean People that will give you a strategy of what you SHOULD be doing day in and day out.

Until then…


Stronger Everyday,

Marshall Ray – CSCS, CES, FMS, Biosignature

About the Author: Marshall Ray

Marshall Ray is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Level 2 Poliquin International Certified Strength Coach (PICP), Biosignature Practitioner and a certified Precision Nutrition Coach (Pn1). He is the founder of Faster Fitness and co-founder of Femme Fit. He's passionate about building a community of people who love fitness and taking control of their health.