If you’re like most of us, you’re probably searching for an effective way of losing a few pounds and keeping them off. It’s a common issue in modern life, especially in industrialized nations like the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia and most of Europe.
Poor diets, ineffective exercise, stressful work schedules and the pressures of daily life continue to push the obesity rate higher and higher… they continue to expose more of us to cancer, diabetes, heart disease, digestive disorders, joint pain, premature aging and even mental illnesses like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
And yet with all of this, the fitness and weight loss industry continues to thrive. We spend over $270,000,000,000 annually across the globe on diets, fitness programs and more. In the U.S. alone, over 120 million people purchase at least one weight loss product every year and sometimes more than one!
So why are we all still getting fatter, sicker and older before our time?
Because it’s good for business, that’s why!
There is so much misinformation out there when it comes to weight loss. Things that we’ve all been conditioned to think are necessary and that in some cases not only don’t work but actually harm your body.
We’ve all heard this one. Get out and run until you drop! The fact is that no matter how fast you run, you’re only burning 100 calories per mile. Also, continuous hard running is bad for the joints and even builds up scar tissue on your heart and can lead to heart attack! And the sad fact is that as soon as you stop running, your metabolism drops back to normal too.
This one is pretty awful because it seems to make intuitive sense. Stop eating as much and you’ll lose weight. Less calories in means less calories stored, right?
The problem is that our bodies are designed to preserve themselves. When you starve a body, your body goes into famine mode and converts more and more of the food you are eating into fat deposits. On top of that, it begins to break down dense muscle tissue for energy in the meantime. Not eating is one of the worst things you can do to yourself.
Yes, this one is BS too. Your body needs carbohydrates for energy. Of course, you certainly should cut down on potato chips, ice cream and corn muffins. Yet if you work in harmony with your body and are getting the right kind of exercise, even starchy carbs like rice, pasta and potatoes are actually good for your body and will help you lose weight!
So don’t let the people trying to sell you expensive gizmos and put you on long-term high-cost diets fool you. There is a simple, easy, safe and highly effective way to lose weight and look and feel great. You don’t have to run until you drop, spend 2 hours every day in the gym, starve yourself or eat bacon 5 times a day!
P.S. Here’s another related article on the subject: More Addictive than Cocaine, More Fattening than Bacon… and It’s in Everything You Eat