A Diet That Works...
Some of us need to lose more than others, but I think most of you would agree we all could stand to lose a few pounds. You may also realize the older we get the harder it is to lose weight, One reason for that could be we are not as active as we use to be, I am sure there are other reasons, but being less active in my opinion would have a big role in gaining weight as we grow older.
Did you know 68% of Americans are overweight? Its true and its not getting any better. As you might have guessed I am one of those in that 68%, but I am also one of those trying to get out of the 68%. I have had some success, but the problem is this is not something you do in one week or even one month. The biggest problem I have is the fast food, as a matter of fact I had a sausage egg and cheese biscuit from a fast food restaurant this morning, saying to myself, well I will cut back on my next meal or even skip the next meal. Will I be able to skip the next meal, don't know, haven't got there yet. I don't want you to think I am not trying, because I am, but you work so hard at losing the weight, you just feel like you need to reward yourself every now and then. The problem seems to be you start rewarding yourself more now than of the then. Have you ever done that?
I think we all understand being overweight is detrimental to our health, being overweight is linked to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stoke, heart disease and many other health problems. Our health is a good reason to want to lose weight, but there is another reason, we all want to look our best and in my case that extra weight is not helping. That's right the extra weight hanging over my belt is not helping my looks one bit, but guess what, I have lost 8 pounds, but my stomach is still there. I have lost weight in my face and fingers and maybe a few other places, but the stomach is still there. Have you been there yet? That is why it takes longer to lose the weight than we anticipate, the part we are want to lose is the last to go.
I'm going to tell you what I did to lose the 8 pounds, but just because it worked for me doesn't mean it will work for you. The first thing I did was cut out the fast food, except for maybe once a week. I started drinking nothing but water, I no longer do that, now that I found a soft drink that I like with no calories (coca cola zero). I would eat the same meals I always did, but I did cut out mashed potatoes and ate not bread at meal time. My wife found some butter with no calories and we used that (I can't believe its not butter) I also used splenda instead of sugar when I had cereal. That is how I lost the 8 pounds in a month. There may be people reading this that may have different problems than I do so it is always best to ask your doctor if you should start any kind of weight loss program.
I spend a lot of time on the Internet and as I was surfing I ran into a diet that I found interesting. They use something called the shifting calories theory. They also talk about losing 9 pounds in 11 days, much better than my 8 pounds in 30 days. If you would like to get more information on this plan you will find a link in my bio at the bottom of this article. I wish you the best, I know its not easy, but its something we all need and want to do.
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