Great Job, Internet!: Why it’s harder to lose weight now than it was 20 years ago

Here’s something you can add to the growing list of “How millennials are getting the shaft.” They’re not only faced with an overpriced housing market, massive college debt, and an ecologically devastated planet: It’s even harder for them to lose weight than it was for baby boomers and Gen Xers. The Atlantic reports today on a new study in Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, stating that millennials have to eat less and exercise more just to maintain the same weight levels that their parents did 20 or 30 years ago:

A given person, in 2006, eating the same amount of calories, taking in the same quantities of macronutrients like protein and fat, and exercising the same amount as a person of the same age did in 1988 would have a BMI that was about 2.3 points higher. In other words, people today are about 10 percent …

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