For those who want to loose weight, the number of ways to do it has increased heavily the last few years, making it the most common subject even for many serious newspapers. The reasons for this are many, but without doubt money plays a major part.
But, even though many people make a great deal of money talking, writing or teaching people about how to loose weight, it is a far more serious matter. Overweight has become one of the deadliest health issues in the west, with the US in center of it all. Today, the problem with overweight and obesity has outnumbered the problem with starvation – Perhaps we will soon see images of crying fat kids asking others to help them steer towards a skinnier life – This instead of the images of starving children in Africa and Asia.
The main difference between these two problems is, of course, the means of setting things right. Where fat, western people could easily join a fat-camp, a gym or just eat less – the starving peoples of poor countries have little or no way of getting food without the help of richer countries. But, even more now than ever, the habitants of these rich countries are too busy filling their pie holes with fast food and snacks. If they instead would eat less, and be forced to run 2 miles for water, the problem with obesity and overweight would be but a memory – Although this solution may have some unforeseen side effects.
A more reasonable solution to overweight would be the amazing way of the workout. What people seem to forget is that what you eat should be roughly the same amount of energy as you spend. Eating more than you burn will surprisingly enough lead to overweight. There are two simple ways to go; eat less or move more, it’s as simple as that.
If you do not want to eat less or exercise more, you could try to switch your diet from McDonalds, KFC and other fatty fast foods to a more healthy diet. You don’t have to eat only salad to loose weight; today there are plenty of diets different enough to please even the McGeneration of today. The only problem you are facing is getting started; the rest will (almost) go by itself.
A different approach might be finding ways in your everyday life to make you move a little. This could be anything from the obvious “leave your car and walk” to mowing your lawn more often or getting a dog to walk three times a day. No matter how you do it, your body will thank you – Besides loosing weight, exercise will bring a bunch of healthy side effects.
For the truly lazy, there are ways of loosing weight without leaving your computer. There are a bunch of online weight loss programs, designed to match anyone’s needs – If you have the time, join one and see if it works. If it doesn’t – Try another program or a few.
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