Monday, March 18, 2013

Beating Obesity

Everybody wants to lose 25 pounds over night
It takes some time to make use of your body’s natural tendency to heal itself.  Your body has been operating in a certain way in a long time and now we have to gently change the message so that it can cooperate with what you would like it to do.  People want it to be easy, and it can be easier than one might think, yet, it’s not like getting a haircut.  The body doesn’t work that way.  What took several years to come on may take more than a few moments to come off.  In the meantime, you CAN feel better, have greater energy, feel less stress and learn how to congratulate your body for working with you.

People think they can lose weight by not eating
You’ll feel fine for four hours, but by dinner time you’ll be eating Ding Dongs because you won’t be able to keep your brain supplied with fuel.  You need healthy food to have a healthy body.  Most people end up binging when they starve themselves. If you’re young, you could develop dangerous habits.  In the end, it makes it a lot harder to lose weight than if you add healthier food choices regularly.  Doing so will change the way you look and feel quickly.

Some hope it can be done without exercising
It’s hard to burn calories when you have a Netflix membership.  People who are hanging around watching movies all day can’t be exercising enough.  The reality is fifteen minutes to a half hour a day doing exercise you enjoy can make a giant difference to how your body works.  Back in the old days we said you needed an hour a day, now it appears that less may very well be more when it comes to exercise.  That’s good news because you don’t have to give up an hour a day, you can do a light work out and still contribute to feeling and looking healthier.  It is important that whatever you do, that you enjoy doing it.

No one wants to give up sugar
Every time you eat sugar your body burns up a large amount of nutrients that you need to lose weight easily.  It doesn’t work to eat sugar and diet, at least not for most people.  More reasonable is to quit eating sugar and immediately begin to feel and look better.  If you encounter cravings for sugar, and you will, there are foods you can learn about that can help you satisfy the cravings so that you can live with a lot less sugar.  Instead of eating 120 pounds a year, which I believe the average American diet has in it, you can shift your eating habits and beat obesity.

Keys to Beat Obesity
Balance your blood sugar by eating regularly.  Always have breakfast within a half-hour of waking, even if it is a small meal.  Avoid sugar.  After dinner, don’t snack.  Make friends with fruits and vegetables.  Exercise 15 to 30 minutes a day doing some activity you love to do. 

1 comment:

  1. Siota,
    I enjoyed reading your post and look forward to seeing future ones. I think you might also be interested in checking out mine.

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