Weight Loss Tips
We exercise, detox, fast, starve and pinch our bodies into what we think they should be, often to no avail; why do we still gain weight?
Weight loss is more complicated than you may think; sometimes it can be as difficult to lose five pounds as it is to lose 50. Poor eating habits, overly sedentary lifestyles, misguided ideas of nutrition and the way the human body works to conserve weight and mass all work against us, leading many people to quit before they even begin. On the bright side, there are always success stories; everyday thousands of people celebrate personal weight loss achievements. Their verdict? It was the best decision they ever made.
If you're reading this, you're interested in learning more about weight loss; how to achieve it, understand it, avoid pitfalls and how to maintain it. We cover all these topics and more; read on and remember you can do it.
According to the American Obesity Association (AOA), 127 million adult Americans are overweight, 60 million are obese and 9 million classify as severely obese. And it looks like us Brits are catching up at an alarming rate.
Being obese means shouldering a number of grim statistics:
According to the AOA, losing just 10% of your body fat can improve overall health and alleviate medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Of course, there's a right way and a wrong way to go about pursuing weight loss; fad diets and 'get slim quick' schemes really are the worst path to take. In truth, successful weight loss is about maintaining good health and feeling great about yourself. And once on the road to losing weight, there's a fine balance between self-discipline and rigid obsession; you should never give in to complete and utter abandon, but skipping one day at the gym or having a slice of chocolate cake for dessert shouldn't lead to feelings of shame. So here's to losing weight healthily (and happily) and making successful weight loss a part of your life.