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December 18, 2009

Are Americans comfortable with Obesity going into 2010?

For quite a while I have been wondering if Americans have just gotten comfortable with being obese. Obesity affects all of us. If you are not obese then I'm sure that someone you love is. It could be your child, parent or maybe a sibling or a dear friend. The news, health reports, other countries and even our country, the United States have said that American Obesity is growing at an alarming rate. Whats bad is that Americans seem to just ignore these facts as if they don't even exist. The truth is we are seeing generation after generation of obesity in our families. While some people who are not obese continue to make fun of those who are instead of helping them by offering advice.
If simply being overweight was the only problem with obesity, then we would just have to lose weight. But the problem with obesity is that it causes so many other health issues. Your blood pressure is affected, breathing, metabolism and the amount of medication taken to help with other issues. These are just a few things that are determined with your weight for treatment.
Have you ever been some where and people are starring at you or making fun of you because of your weight? I would like to apologize to you for all of the people that were rude to you. Eventhough I am not obese, I have loved ones who are or were. This is why I have devoted so much time to writing about obesity. You see it's not a weight issue. It's a health issue. When you focus on being healthy the weight automatically will come off.
You have the power to lose weight, no matter what anyone says about family genetics or anything else. Just because there are overweight people in your family doesn't mean that you are destined to be overweight. Everyone has someone in their family that is overweight. And the way I look at heredity is that it has to start somewhere. Our mindset determines how view living a healthier lifestyle. Below I have put together a short list that has helped my family and friends live healthier. These tips can help anyone live healthier, you don't have to be overweight or obese.

Know that you can do whatever you set your mind to do.
  1. Never make fun of others
  2. Spend time working on yourself
  3. Get proper exercise daily
  4. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  5. Do not associate with negativity
  6. Cook meals instead of eating out
  7. Do not lay down right after eating
  8. Drink plenty of water
  • The warnings on obesity, whats inside your stomach, and other helpful resources are on this page. Please feel free to take a look at them. We can all do our part to help stop obesity.

December 3, 2009

Letting Go Blog (POP)

Letting go of something we love can be very difficult. Especially when it taste so good. Sometimes, we must let go of things due to our health. Pop is one of the factors contributing to poor health. Not only does most brands contain caffeine, but pop is loaded with sugar. Pop is hard to let go of, because its contents are addicting.

Once you let go of pop, you will be amazed at how much weight you let go also. For people who only drink pop, don't think letting go of it is the end of the world, because there are some really good beverages to replace pop. Here is a list (just to name a few)
  1. Fresh lemonade
  2. Tomato Juice
  3. Tea (iced or hot)
  4. 100% fruit juice (natural sweeteners)
And old faithful (water)

  • I hope these suggestions help you with letting go. Click on the smoothies link, and try something good, healthy and fun to make!

November 21, 2009

Limit fried foods!

Though fried foods can be tempting, it is best for us to stay away from them. Fried foods are full of fat and cholesterol. We can substitute fried food with baked food or grilled food. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. Children seem to like the crispiness of fried food, so if you're cooking for them bake meats until they are brown and crunchy. You can eat fruits and vegetables all day without having to worry too much about calories. Be sure and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and keep your body flushed. Fried foods can lead to many other health issues such as:

  • Thyroid issues
  • Clogged arteries
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
Another tip to follow is to replace hamburger with turkey burger. This way you are still getting protein, just without a lot of fat. If you have picky eaters you can cook the turkey burger without them seeing you take it out of the package. Most people don't notice the difference in the taste of the meat.

November 10, 2009

Stop Obesity Today!

Losing weight is a problem all around the world. Obesity has been linked to many other health issues. There is so much pressure put on people to lose weight, that most of us feel like, why bother? I am here to tell you that losing weight can be EASY, FAST and FUN!

  • Easy- Because food is something that we must have to survive, we have to manage our intake of food. Prepare food instead of eating out. Baked meat has less calories than fried meat. Make sure fruits and vegetables are included in your daily diet. Fruit is a good snack food, because it is sweet, it taste good and you dont have to worry about calories. Always make sure you are getting plenty of water.Water is refreshing and it also helps in flushing out the body.
  • Fast- If you follow the easy eating habits above you you will be surprised at how much better your body will feel. Not only will you feel better, but the weight will start to come off. Keep a scale close, and begin weighing yourself as often as you choose. Frequent weighing should motivate you and encourage you to lose weight.(You can do it)!
Fun- Losing weight can also be very fun. By being creative while preparing meals, you can incorporate laughter,which is good for the soul. This is also where quality time with family especially children is spent. Or you can make a game of it by disguising food for picky eaters.

Points of Advice

1. Only eat fruit and drink water 2 hours before lying down for bed

2. Eat 5 small meals per day, instead of 3 big meals per day.

3. Give your body a chance to metabolize the food you have eaten.

4. Get plenty of daily exercise.

5. Give your body rest.

October 24, 2009

Everyone wants to live longer. The secret to living longer is living healthy. Physical health, is only a portion of our total health. Being healthy includes our mind, body and soul. The mind, body and soul are all designed to work together. Obesity is a problem that occurs when these three are not working together. Obesity is also the root to many other health issues.
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Renewing your mind is essential to living healthy. Before trying to lose weight or new task in your life make sure that you are in the right frame of mind first. We have been conditioned to believe that losing weight is so hard to do, most of us don't realize that what is in our food is keeping us obese. Is there poison in your food? For more information.
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