Did you know that 64% of the U.S. population is overweight or obese? Isn’t it time to do something about it?
When we are controlling our weight, we are on a journey for life! Many of us have tried a million different diets or whatever the new fad weight loss scheme has hit the market. And where has it led us? We have a major epidemic in our country of overweight Americans who would love to lose weight and feel good about themselves, but are on the continual struggle. Are you finding yourself part of this group? Are you frustrated and don’t know where to turn?
Don’t lose hope! You are not alone! Remember, 64% of your peers are in the same position. You CAN find success!
So where do we start?
Make small changes in your lifestyle first. How about having a goal of taking a walk after dinner? How about taking the stairs instead of the elevator? Every small change makes a difference! Get creative!
Debunking weight loss methods: dieting is not a better method for losing weight than increasing physical activity.
A recent study found groups that focused on increasing physical activity lose more weight than those who focused on dieting.
So what does this mean for you?
Both physical activity and dieting are important for weight loss. What I find to be best is to get a pedometer and see if you can walk 10,000 steps a day. If you do, congratulations! You are reaching a level of daily physical activity that is healthy!
Next, make healthier food decisions by increasing whole wheat, fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and decreasing enriched bread/pasta, processed and packaged foods, and red or processed meats. The best cooking methods are baking and grilling. They use the least amount of fat and are the healthiest form of cooking your food. You are on your way to healthy eating!
Remember there are so many ways to be healthy. The possibilities are endless. This is your time to get creative, have fun, and you will see the weight drop off!
Make small changes to your health.
Make 4 or 5 small goals about healthy eating and activity that you will do at one time. Anything more than that will overwhelm you and set you up for failure.
Beat boredom by changing it up! Get creative with what foods and activities you try! You may find something that you actually like!
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