Last month, the American Medical Association generated headlines by defining obesity as a disease. It's a disease that millions of Americans are battling - the Centers for Disease Control estimates a whopping 69% of Americans are overweight or obese.
Their numbers include five Jacksonville men who are the subjects of a compelling new documentary project.
Filmmaker Nadia Ramoutar is following the men on camera for one year as they try to lose a minimum of 100 pounds each. The film, titled It's Huge, will wrap next year.
"I put together a team of professionals to help them," she says. "A nutritionist, doctor, fitness instructor, life coach, even a meditation coach to help them make this journey from obesity to freedom."
Ramoutar says some of the guys are losing plenty of weight, while others are struggling.
"But it's a long term journey so it's not a competition or race," she points out. "The idea is to show how difficult this is and hopefully provide support for the many going through this."
Learn more at http://www.itshugedoc.com.