Obesity – What Not to Do to Lose Weight

Life in today’s fast forwarded world is full of stress and anxiety. There is a never-ending struggle to succeed (or more commonly to exceed the next door) and owing to this, it’s not very uncommon to ignore our health and looks; and while this is certainly understandable to some extent considering the diabolical amount of workload our lifestyle is imposing on us, we have got to ask ourselves sooner or later “How long are we going to be able to continue this?” or perhaps “How long will my body allow me to continue living like this?”. Now let us just take the issue of obesity in USA. Now I don’t suppose you actually need me to tell you how serious the problem is; just take a look around. But perhaps there’s nothing like some statistical data on our hand to convince the omnipresent critics. So let’s have a look at the current trends in obesity in USA:

“Today, 64% of all Americans weigh too much and over 30% are obese; in 1988 through 1992, fewer than 56% were overweight and fewer than 23% of American adults were obese.”

Source: Exactly as written in “Calories Count – Report of the Working Group on Obesity” by the “U.S. Food and Drug Administration” and if that’s not enough, the statistics for children are even more shocking. Latest researches by the “U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” suggest that 15% of children and teenagers aged 6 to 19 are obese. This is more than double the obesity rates 2 decades ago. One thing is for certain though; as we Americans get heavier, our health suffers. Overweight and obesity increase the possibility of coronary heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and certain cancers to name a few. According to some unofficial sources, at least 400,000 deaths each year may be attributed to obesity!!

So we’ve got a lot of statistics. Now what? How do they affect us? What do they mean to us? One thing is obvious; we, as Americans are getting obese and this is bad. As for the problems; apart from the health and medical concerns, there are a lot of economical issues. There are some speculations that the growing obesity and thus the reducing productivity has been a significant, if not major contributor in the Today’s “Weak Market”.

And you know what the worst part is? We all know the solution to our problem. But we never do what we must to lose the fat. This is the thing that-for the lack of a better word-bothers me the most. And yeah of course all this hype about obesity has churned out some really ironic circumstances. Some years ago the problem was that the people were not concerned in the least bit about obesity; calling it another “hippies to the rescue” propaganda. But now with all the gyms and supposed magic pills which can reduce your weight at an unbelievable (and medically unhealthy) rate trying to wrangle out any cash they can from the customers, people are spending their hard earned money in the wrong direction to lose their weight. They get caught up in all these cheesy ads like “Hey, take this pill daily and lose xyz KGs of weight in abc days; While eating whatever you were eating already”. Now most people who buy these are not stupid enough to think that this would work the way the marketer says it. But they still buy it because the cost of the pill is nothing compared to the results that are promised. And they feel like they have nothing to lose even if the pills don’t work. This is the mentality that an internet marketer exploits. How do I know? I’ve been one myself for a long time. And trust me; buying “weight-reducing pills” is fine as long they don’t affect your health. But the problem starts creeping in when people get too dependent on these and stop doing what is obvious even to them to lose weight. They keep eating all the junk food at odd times and hope that the pills would work. Hah!!

Now let me give you this one piece of advice. You do not need any pills to lose weight. You do not need any heavy “gymming” to lose weight. Those are for hardcore body-builders. I’ll give you a simple three step method to lose all that flab. The first thing you need to do is get your eating habit on a schedule. Now as I said when I started this article, it is difficult with today’s lifestyle to do this, but it is still better than going spending an hour a day in the gym. After you get your eating habits on track, it’s time to stop eating garbage. We all know that all these fries and pizzas we eat are going to end up as fat in our hips, but we just can’t control ourselves. And I’m not going to waste any of our time trying to convince you to not eat it, because you’ve probably heard anything I have to say to you a lot of times. But you know you’ve got to do this sooner or later. So well, do it. The final step is….. Enjoy your slim body and never go back to that flab again. That’s all. Of course you can spice this up a little by adding a little exercise. But didn’t I tell you we all knew the answer all along.

So let me finish this off with this: Repeat after me: OBESITY is bad. I know how to lose my fat. I do NOT need some stupid pill offered by some cheesy guy on how to lose weight. I need to stop cramming my mouth with junk and I’m going to do this starting right now. Congratulations, you are on your way to what you dreamt of. But I’ll tell you one thing though; I’m not making any friends with the McDonald’s Joker Ronald after this.