Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and thought that if you could only lose weight you would physically look a little better if not a lot better than you do? If so you’re not alone in your thinking!
Our craving for fatty and sugary foods and lack of exercise is a growing concern all over the world, especially among North Americans. Statistics say our health is going down the tubes…..fast!
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Health problems associated with overweight
Being overweight can lead to a number of serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some types of cancer. According to a recent study “overweight and obese individuals have the potential to decrease life expectancy by up to eight years”.
There was a time when we could indulge more because we worked hard in our physically demanding jobs, particularly heavy labor, which meant calories would be burned throughout the course of the day as we exhausted ourselves from morning to night.
This is not the case now. With many people sitting at desks all day and watching TV all evening and with kids spending more and more time surfing endlessly on social networking groups instead of spending time outdoors, things are looking bad not only for the current generation but the generations to follow.
No such thing as instant weight loss results
Unfortunately at our expense, the weight-loss industry is booming with its mass-marketing of bogus, ineffective, instant-results, fat-loss products. People pour tens of millions of dollars into this industry thinking they will get the results advertised. But truth be told, there is no such thing as instant results nor do these diet fads truly work to help you lose weight in the long run.
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Only one thing really works and that is sticking to a healthy diet and lifestyle! But that’s not anywhere near as hard as you think. It’s a case of seeing through hype and forcing yourself to accept reality as it is and to then go forward with a positive attitude and make an effort.
A simple healthy, properly balanced diet and some exercise can get you unbelievable results! Most people tend to quit when they don’t see results right away but it takes time for results to happen as nothing is immediate.
This is where a certain amount of willpower is required, to help you stay on track. If you can stay focused on your goal to lose weight and get in shape, you will succeed.
This blog will be devoted to helping you succeed in your shed and shape weight loss efforts. Keep your eyes peeled for many more articles to come.