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Weight Loss and Weight Control

Weight loss is such a hot topic around the world, but not as hot as it in the United States. 42.4% of the United States population is obese. The link of obesity and chronic health diseases are on the rise. So, what does this mean to society. People are spending billions of dollars a year on fad weight loss programs.

How do you know what weight loss and weight control program is right for you? The first step is to stop all the fad diets and paraphernalia and get yourself into the grove of eating healthy and starting a workout routine. Start off with a positive attitude because gaining weight did not happen over night. Changing your attitude about taking back control of your weight. What tactics to avoid:

Weight loss without exercising ~you have to exercise to lose body fat. You can’t just restrict what your eating to have control over your weight. You have to change your habits.

Fasting~ Is definitely a sign that the program has no idea what they are talking about. You can properly cleanse your body without fasting. Fasting has been proven to slow down your metabolism and will lead to you gaining weight back rapidly.

Improper Food Plans~ A proper food plan will incorporate the proper amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Any food plan that restricts your carbohydrates and depletes your energy can be dangerous. Your body will actually excrete excess water that is stored and cause the weight loss. This is not weight control or having any type of control over your weight. The average American eats approximately 50-60% of their intake in carbohydrates. It is ok to cut back, but not eliminate from your food plan.

Does not check body fat~ If you are in a program that only determines your progress by your weight on a scale. Realistic and healthy weight loss is between 1 to 2 pounds of body fat a week. Most plans that use just the scale can’t distinguish the difference between weight loss and body fat loss. You want to be on a plan that you don’t lose much lean tissue. Lean tissue requires calories to survive. The more lean tissue or lean mass you have the more calories you can burn.

Team up with a qualified personal trainer to get on a good, healthy fitness plan that will help you gain control over your weight.

Remember all good fitness plans or solutions take time and they don’t happen overnight. It took time for a person to lose control over his or her weight and it will take time to take control again. Staying focused, positive, and making the behavioral changes needed to make this lifestyle change is essential. Having a solid support system such as family, friends, and even a qualified personal trainer makes reaching your fitness goals obtainable.

Please feel free to reach out and ask questions, discuss goals, and find out what your best individualized fitness solution would be for you. My website is


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