This piece was co-authored with Dr. Holly R. Wyatt.
While across the country America battles an obesity epidemic, one state manages to stay surprisingly slim: In Colorado, the obesity rate is the lowest in the nation, at just above 20 percent. (In some states, more than 35 percent of residents are now obese.)
As weight loss experts and Denver residents, we decided to write our book, State of Slim, to uncover how Coloradans manage to maintain their health. Here, we're sharing the six key factors we learned. So even if you don't call Colorado home, you can achieve your own State of Slim wherever you live: