Safest Way to Lose Weight
Most health experts agree the safest way to drop unwanted pounds and shed excess fat is by combining increased physical activity with the correct food choices. A piece of cake, right?
Actually, easier said than done; beginning a diet or healthy lifestyle isn't the difficult part; sticking with it long enough to reach goal, and then maintaining the results is where the true challenge lies. What makes the task compete with the difficulty of quitting smoking, or drinking, is we eat for varying reasons, whether from emotional or physical hunger. Finding a way to suppress appetites is one way to help cut down on the amount of food we eat. That is what the pills and surgeries often do, but at what risk? A better way to control appetites is through food.
Are you thinking, "But food is what got me here in the first place!"? Actually, food isn't what got you to the point of needing to lose weight. There are probably multiple reasons the weight started to creep up:
- Emotional eating
- Lack of exercise
- Injury or accident
- Life changes like divorce or raising children
- Eating on the run
- Too much junk food
Any or all of the above may have played a large part in your weight gain. So first of all, forgive yourself; you are human and this is life. It isn't a sin or a crime to be overweight, but it can be, and usually is, very unhealthy. The good news is, it's not a life sentence! Through changing your lifestyle, eating habits and dining choices plus sheer determination, you can turn your life, body and mind around.