Weight Loss Made Easy . . .

It’s January 31. You decided not to make a resolution you knew you’d break. Or maybe you made the weight-loss resolution and here it is January 31 and you haven’t met with much success.  So, here you are searching for an easy way to lose weight. Well, you’ve found it!

You want easy, you want permanent, you certainly want a healthy way to lose weight, correct? It’s a matter of a few changes, and losing a pound a week. That’s 4 pounds a month. (Sound slow?) That’s 48 pounds in a year! Or just the 10-30 pounds to achieve your ideal weight. Sound unbelievable? It’s very doable, even for you.

Currently, I am teaching two weight loss classes; one in Crossville, TN at  Mountain Air Natural Foods and the other right here in Deer Lodge. It’s supposed to be going on right now but we were snowed out, so here I am telling you all about how it’s done rather than teaching the class!

First of all, let’s start with a few startling stats about obesity, its prevalence, its personal health risk and some of the financial costs involved.

America is dangerously overweight!  There are  3.8 million people in the U.S. who weigh over 300 pounds, and 400,000 (mostly men) weighing over 400 pounds!  Statistics show that the average weight of an American adult female is now an unprecedented 163 pounds!  A whopping 63% of Americans are overweight and almost one-third of the population is clinically obese.

Obesity Increases Risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol (2x higher)
  • Hypertension (6x higher)
  • Diabetes (3x higher)
  • Cancers
  • Gout
  • Kidney and gall bladder disease
  • Abdominal hernias
  • Respiratory problems
  • Varicose veins
  • Accidents
  • Pregnancy and childbirth complications
  • Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems

What about the price tag?

  • 300,000 deaths each year in America are linked to obesity
  • $70 Billion each year are spent by the US Health System for weight related problems
  • Americans spend $1 billion to 2 billion per year on weight-loss programs

What are some reasons for our overweight population?

  • Appetite masters people, thus no control of appetite
  • High-fat, low-fiber fast foods
  • No regular meal times
  • Snacking
  • Drinking calorie-rich beverages
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Social pressure
  • Advertising
  • Lack of correct information       
  • More people eating out
  • Less time spent in the kitchen
  • Poor childhood eating habits linger in adulthood

Special thanks to Wellness Secrets for sharing some of this information. http://www.wellnesssecrets4u.com/

See tomorrow’s post: 10 Simple Steps for Permanent Weight Loss  www.totalvegetarian.com


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