The increase in the number of fast food joints and the use of saturated fats in our cooking has led to an epidemic of obesity in our country. This problem with obesity will only get worst as the world continues to advance technologically, and physical activity becomes less a priority for many. We see less fiber in the food and more sugar and other processed materials in our foods all which continue to spread the epidemic of fatness.
There are many other factors contributing to this such as genetics, overeating and lack of active lifestyles. As we age our metabolism slows down as well but more often than not out diet does not change to reflect this. Weight loss depends a lot on the condition of the person including their weight, their age, their overall health and the amount of stress in their life. Rapid weight loss is not healthy for you as it can put new stressor on your body and it can leave you with large amounts of extra skin that can only be removed with surgery. There is not quick or overnight solution to weight loss. You did not gain the weight overnight and you will not get rid of it overnight. The best way to lose the weight and keep it off is to develop a ow calorie diet and an exercise program to lose weight steadily over time. If you reduce your caloric intake and increase your activity level you can begin to lose the weight in a steady healthy way. You do not need to be overly drastic in the program you choose.
Start by reducing your caloric intake by changing from all those sweet desserts to fruit
. Get rid of the soft drinks with loads of sugar and use sugar free drinks. You can increase your activity level by taking a couple of short walks each day. As you get stronger you can always increase the walks or progress to jogging. You did not put the weight on overnight and you will not get rid of it overnight. Start today by looking at what you are eating and how you spend you free time. Do you sit on the couch or do you get in a short walk? Burning the fat from your body is not always an easy task and calls for some changes in your lifestyle but it is well worth it when you have that slim sexy body you are seeking.
Low calorie diets don’t work.
Low calorie diets don’t work, so don’t starve yourself. You may lose weight at first but you will gain it back over time. This is all too common, you lose weight at the beginning and then gain it back and possibly more. When you decide you’ll only eat 1200 or even 900 calories a day, your body slows its metabolism way down. It does this because it reacts to what it sees as starvation. The result is that your body stops burning fat which will have the exact opposite effect that you want. Instead of losing fat you’ll be reducing muscle and your metabolism will slow down to stop what the body perceives as starvation.
The result of low calorie diets is that you won’t look better even if you temporarily lose some weight. This is all about looking good, being and feeling healthy and keeping weight off long term. Your diet needs to consist of healthy foods that are known to burn fat so that you can avoid obesity. You can eat as much or more than you do now. It just has to be the right foods that will fill you up and put your metabolism in turbo drive. You don’t need to be a bodybuilder to know that eating the right foods combined with exercise is the key to finally having the lean, healthy body that you dream about. This isn’t about a “diet”. This is about a lifestyle change that becomes part of you! Most of us don’t really want to put out the effort to become a bodybuilder. It isn’t necessary. But we can eat 5 or 6 times a day like they do. You can exercise so that you burn fat and at the same time speed up your metabolism so that you’re burning fat even while we sleep.
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