Every time you turn around you are hearing stories in the news on the increasing problem of obesity, and debates on how to combat obesity; you see television ads on new proven weight loss products that guarantee a certain amount of weight loss in a certain amount of time, read magazine articles on different diets and dieting fads promising you a movie star or model figure.
Trying to find a weight loss product that will work for you can often be overwhelming and confusing, and you finally give up your search out of frustration. Or, you find a product that you think will work for you, don’t lose any weight, and get so discouraged that you actually begin to gain weight rather than lose it. If you really want to know how to lose weight, here are three words that will help you; DIET AND EXERCISE.
We live in a technology based society with new gadgets that capture our attention, things such as computers, computer games, video games, and Playstation, Nintendo, and Wii games. Many of us have fairly sedentary jobs where we spend most of our work days sitting behind a desk. By the time we get home from work we don’t have any energy left and spend the evening sitting in front of the television or computer. On the weekends, we usually sleep in late and spend the day lounging around and relaxing before having to get back to work on Monday. Our meals usually consist of something from the drive through window of a fast food restaurant on our way home, or fixing something light and easy to prepare because we don’t have the energy to fix health conscious meals.
If you are really concerned about losing weight then shut off the computers, televisions, and game stations. Instead, go for a short walk around town, do some exercising, or play a game such as basketball or tennis. Pay attention to what you are putting into your mouth, not necessarily the food itself but rather the portion sizes of the food. Instead of eating chocolate or salty snacks, try eating raw fruits and vegetables. You might also want to consider eating several small meals rather than gorging yourself with a couple of big meals. Drink plenty of water as this helps detoxify your body as well as gives you the feeling that you are full and not very hungry, which will help you decrease your portion sizes.
Try a couple months of using a healthy diet and exercise to lose weight. If that doesn’t help then you can try a different method of weight loss.