Most people would say that they have some weight loss need. Whether it is only a few pounds or many pounds, most people today are over- weight. Our lifestyles make it difficult to eat a healthy diet and get the proper exercise. It is much easier to eat fast food than to prepare meals at home. Driving your car or mass transportation takes less effort than walking or riding a bike.
How often do you zip through the drive through on your way to work or some other activity? We are good at making excuses to justify our food choices and lack of moving. It takes time to shop at the grocery store, put the food away at home, and then have to cook it. It takes discipline to get outside and exercise every day. Sitting on the couch is so much easier.
Every other commercial on TV entices us to eat fast food. Even if you do shop, there are so many poor choices that entice us at the store. Healthy meal planning takes some work and changes to our lifestyle. Many don’t like to make changes. Not only does that require time and energy, but we would have to really take a good hard look at what we are doing on a daily basis. But, think of how much better you would look and feel if you did make the necessary changes to your diet and life, and lost those extra pounds. Not only would you be helping yourself, but think of the impact that a healthier you would make on your children and family. Kids live by example, good or bad. There are so many health issues and diseases that are based on obesity and food intake and lack of exercise.
How would it make you feel if you didn’t need to be on medications every day? Some health issues may be eradicated completely if you ate healthier and exercised daily. You would have more energy. Money would be saved on medical bills and prescriptions. Think of how much your self-esteem would go up if you were not carrying around that spare tire? How would your overweight children feel after they lost weight? No more teasing at school. They could tolerate running around outside. The impact of healthy eating is huge for our future generations. When I was a child, my parents never took us to McDonalds. There weren’t fast food places scattered all over town. Mom (or dad) went to the grocery store and actually cooked our meals. There was no obesity epidemic in the USA or around the world.
Today, obesity is not only an epidemic, but it is considered a disease. There are more people in the world today that die from obesity related health issues than famine. How crazy is that? We are so used to being overweight as a society, that we just accept the extra pounds as -normal- and go through life in total denial of how unhealthy we really are. These are some weight loss facts for you to think about and consider.