Article Worth Sharing

Tuesday, July 08, 2008
I found a good article today that I thought was worth sharing. Since I've started weight watchers (did you know I was doing weight watchers?) I've lost about ten pounds. My neighbor and I are doing it together and I have been pleased with the results so far! One thing I think is important when you're doing something like this is to do it out in public - don't do it on the DL like you're hiding it. You need the support from family and friends and the accountability! This is actually one of eight steps listed in the excerpt below to take control of your weight.

Here is the link to the entire article as I cut out quite a bit for space!
Living Life Overweight: 10 Reasons Why You’re Not To Blame

Anyone who is overweight will testify that losing weight is not as easy as it seems. The people that are lean, or have gone from fat to skinny will say it’s just a matter of motivation and elbow grease.

If you’re overweight then you’ve probably experienced the sharp end of the ridicule stick from many people in your life. It can’t possibly feel good, and that type of attention isn’t helping your weight loss goals either.

The fact is that such negative reinforcement creates a real psychological depression, and the very real scientific way that your body deals with this is my craving more carbohydrates. This is all part of the vicious cycle and part of the reason why being overweight, especially in America, is not just a lack of motivation.

  1. Slowing Metabolism

  2. McDonald’s Policy

  3. Sedentary Jobs

  4. Household Chores

  5. Prepared Foods

  6. Portion Sizes

  7. Daily Workouts Not Enough

  8. Fad Diets- Harmful

  9. Fat Cells Multiply- Permanently

  10. Genetic factors

The information provided above shows that it’s not a matter of having a lack of motivation. Our environments have waged war on us. Their weapons are sedentary lives and trans fats of mass destruction. All is not lost though, we can stand strong and fight for what we believe in. We can fight for zen, simplicity, and health for all, and here’s how …

8 Steps To Take Control of Your Weight

  1. Substitute Water

  2. Chew Your Food

  3. Exercise daily

  4. Publicize your intentions

  5. Create a food scheduleDo not over eat

  6. Choose your snacks wisely

  7. Lifestyle