As I was surfing the net, I came across this article that validated what I had already knew and shocked me at the same time, so I thought I would put my spin on it and bring it to you. The article posed the question, Should You Eat Less Or Move More? Honestly, If you could only do one, eat less or exercise, which one would you pick for weight loss??? Your answer should be Eat Less and most generally will be that answer because when you are carrying extra LBS, who wants to move more.
Remember, you cannot out walk, jog, run, sprint, or out weight-lift a bad diet. But you can counter inactivity with eating less. Of course, moving more and eating less is the optimal way to lose weight. But if you had to choose only one, eating less is the way to go. BUT, Is it really that easy, it is!
Being that I am over 40, this is for all you 30 and over folks. You know when you get together with friends and somehow the subject of weight loss always comes up and then one of you say “Wasn’t it so much easier in your teens and twenties to stay thin?” as they sit there and devour their sixth chicken wing slathered in creamy high calorie sauce. Well was it really easier to stay thin in your youth? Things are not what they used to be.
Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 18% of 6-11 year olds in the U.S. are obese, not overweight, but obese.... WOW!! And 18.4% of 12-19 year olds are obese, again, not overweight, but obese.... AGAIN, WOW!!! So what happened to our theory that when someone is younger it is so much easier to keep the weight off? Is it that 20+ years ago, we ate differently and this was not as big of an issue? What is happening to 1/5 of our youth that they can’t keep the weight off? My thoughts are that I don’t think it’s that our youth can’t keep the weight off as much as that as the years pass, they develop unhealthy habits as they eat more and more, and gain weight.
When you look back and remember a thinner you, you are probably remembering someone who ate less food, drank less sugar, and was more active. However, you were also in the process of gaining weight and didn’t necessarily notice it because weight gain is gradual process. Trust me, No one wakes up one day and is like “Holy Crap, I gained 50 pounds overnight!” It might feel like you gain weight overnight, but you don’t.
How about this fact, 69% of people 20 and over in the U.S. are overweight... 69%, that's HUGE, no pun intended! That’s almost 7 out of 10! And no matter how you slice that pie, our nation is gaining weight in all demographics. Little by little, the good old days of younger people being thin are disappearing. Why is this happening? Because as Americans, we eat more and more everyday and we do this mostly on the go. People aren’t very accurate/honest when it comes to food consumption, it is difficult to calculate how much more we are eating as a society now. Some estimates have the calorie increase as low as 500 per day now than back in the 1970′s, and other estimates have us consuming as much as 1,000 additional calories per person, per day, now than back in 1970's. Who knows what the truth is, but what we do know is that collectively we do eat more and this has become a widespread problem.
I recently posted on my FB Page, Sugar is 8 times as addictive as cocaine. FACT! What’s your reaction to that news?
Di you realize we are consuming almost 40 pounds of added sugar from sugar drinks per year, per person. You might as well be snorting it. If you are trying to lose weight and want to lose weight, P-u-t T-h-e S-u-g-a-r D-r-i-n-k-s D-o-w-n. If you’re thin, not diabetic or pre-diabetic, then you can probably enjoy your Coke with a smile. And for those of you who are thinking “Sugar drinks are fine, they won’t affect my health”, think again. Check this out.
SHOCKING... I think most of us know this but at the same time, most of us are already addicted to sugars.
Remember earlier in the article I said It really is that easy, well the amazing thing is our ZXT Bee Pollen Products help you lose weight with all natural ingredients. They work by ridding your body of those harmful toxins from years of unhealthy eating and addictive sugars, while balancing out your body to the point that your metabolism is in a normal working condition. You are then able to focus on your eating habits in a way that your appetite is decreased and so your portions are reduced. You definitely have to replace sugar drinks with water, which we require you to drink half your weight in ounces of water daily to flush the toxins, so before you know it you are putting down those sugary drinks. www.BeeFitBeeYou.com
If you’re having a hard time putting the sugar drinks down, ask yourself the following question “What is more important, my health and weight loss or drinking sugar?” Your answer to that question will let you know how serious you are about your weight loss. And how serious you are about your weight loss will determine how much weight you lose. Man up, or woman up, and just admit that you like sugar so much that at times your rather have a soda than drink water. Be accountable for your health. You are in control of your body.
Last thing. Ladies...... If you eat and drink like a man, you will weigh what a man weighs. www.BeeFitBeeYou.com
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