What difference would it make if I just vanished?
I couldn’t find the motivation to care or the strength to try when my doctor told me that I had to urgently lose a lot of weight.
I was struggling to survive divorce, estrangement, depression, and job loss.
Have you ever felt invisible, hopeless and desperate, cut out from the portrait of your own life?
Losing weight, getting fit, a brighter future, all seemed impossible.
Who Else Wants to Eat and Still Lose Weight?
Is food your friend or your enemy?
You eat, but you get fatter and fatter with the years.
Epidemiologists have observed that the average person typically puts on 1 to 2 pounds a year from early adulthood through middle age.1)https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/29/the-age-when-you-gain-the-most-weight/?utm_term=.617dd6b57e18
The average American will gain about one pound of additional weight each year from age 25, or 35 additional pounds by the age of 60; because we typically also lose about a half pound of bone and muscle mass each year — unless we’re physically active, of course — then our body fat is increasing by 1.5 pounds each year …2)https://www.sharecare.com/health/weight-loss/how-much-weight-person-gain-lifetime
Before you ditch this article, do the following thought experiment: take your current weight, and add two pounds for every year until you hit age 50 – 60.
The average American will gain 35 pounds by the age of 60.
3/4 of the adult population over 20 is either overweight or obese.
But, you do not have to be part of that statistic.
You need to learn how to eat without gaining weight.
Think about your typical week day.
You rush off to work.
You have to give a presentation or go to a meeting.
And you have a 30 minute to one hour or more commute to the office.
Where you will sit most of the day.
While you are walking to your job, you stop off at a food cart and get a bagel and butter.
Add an orange juice and/or coffee with a muffin.
Sometimes, more often than not, you do not have time for breakfast.
Or even lunch.
Then you come home famished at the end of the day.
Does this sound familiar to you?
Did You Ever Consider Real Food?
Food like vegetables, whole grains, oatmeal, berries, eggs, legumes, fish, water, tea, nuts, fruits?
You likely have no time for real food.
If you have a slice of tomato on your bagels and lox, you think you had your vegetables for the day.
What is more convenient than processed food?
You grab a donut, a brownie, a slice of pizza, a hamburger, an egg mccMuffin.
Industrial facilities manufacture processed food.
Your average supermarket is overflowing with processed food.
You are lucky if you can find watercress, bok choy or okra in your supermarket.
Vegetables do not take center stage.
Frozen dinners, ice cream, snickers, chips, pretzels, licorice, refined grains, high sugar and/or fat processed foods get the center aisles.
A New Study Proves Fast Food Is The Problem
A new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while concentrating on eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods — without worrying about counting calories or limiting portion sizes — lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year.
The research lends strong support to the notion that diet quality, not quantity, is what helps people lose and manage their weight most easily in the long run.
It also suggests that health authorities should shift away from telling the public to obsess over calories and instead encourage Americans to avoid processed foods that are made with refined starches and added sugar, like bagels, white bread, refined flour and sugary snacks and beverages, said Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
The new study stands apart from many previous weight-loss trials because it did not set extremely restrictive carbohydrate, fat or caloric limits on people and emphasized that they focus on eating whole or “real” foods — as much as they needed to avoid feeling hungry.3)https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/well/eat/counting-calories-weight-loss-diet-dieting-low-carb-low-fat.html
Fast food, junk food, processed food, leads off the 3 common bad habits of the overweight man or woman.
If on the other hand you focus on eating real food, you will lose your excess weight, faster than you ever thought possible.
Here is a Quick Way to Lose Weight Without Thinking
Do you eat on the run?
In the car, on the subway, walking on the sidewalk.
Is it true that sometimes you have no time for meals during the day?
The only time you get to eat is when you gets home?
Have you ever said “I did not eat all day, I was so busy at work!”?
And feel a tinge of heroism for being such a hard worker.
Not realizing that your fat and flab is your body’s revenge.
Because you starved your innocent body the entire day!
So dinner will go on for hours and hours.
Endless snacking and eating while sitting and watching TV.
The only time you gets to relax.
Let’s get this straight.
During the day when your body needs food and energy to function, you starves your body.
But at night, when it is time to rest, that is when you overfeeds your hungry body!
All you have to do starting today is to make sure that you have 3 meals and 1 snack every day.
Breakfast at 9 am
Lunch at 12 pm
Snack at 3 pm
Dinner at 7pm
Your train your body to expect fuel at those times.
And now your body can start releasing stored up fat.
Because you are no longer in a famine!
The number 2 bad habit of the overweight man or woman is having no set meal pattern.
How to Build a Body You Can Be Proud Of
That is easy, just sit most of the day!
But hold on, you know that sitting will not build the body you want!
But do you do the following?
Sit in your car, on the bus or train to commute?
Then you sit in your office, at your desk or at meetings the rest of the day.
And then you sit once more in the car, bus or train on the way home.
Once home, you takes your seat at the dinner table.
And on the lazy boy or couch for another 3 to 5 hours.
An entire day of sitting.
All you have to do starting today is to start moving.
At least 30 minutes a day.
Either walk to or from the bus or train for 30 minutes before your commute.
Or take a 30 minute walk break during your lunch time.
You have to start moving.
Walking alone is enough to start losing weight, you do not have to go pump iron for 2 hours.
Therefore, the third bad habit of the overweight man is Sitting. Too. Much.
3 Bad Habits That Make You Fat
All you have to do is ditch the trilogy of fat habits, these 3 bad habits:
- Fast food
- Skipping meals
- Sitting too much
Who Is The Overweight Man?
I know the story of one overweight man who ditched these 3 common bad habits.
In 2012 I was over 250 pounds with close to a 50 inch waist.
- I ate fast food the majority of the time.
- Skipped meals regularly.
- Rarely moved much.
I decided to:
- Eat real food and cut out the processed food.
- Stop skipping meals and have at least 3 meals and one snack every day.
- Start walking at least 30 minutes a day. After a few months I added pushups, squats and deadlifts a few times a week.
In 6 months, I lost 75 pounds and a total of 100 pounds in the course of a year.
I ditched 3 common habits and lost 75 pounds in 6 months.
Ditching these 3 common habits can help rebuild your health and fitness.
Miraculously, my body responded at the age of 55 and I lost 75 pounds in 6 months.
And close to a hundred pounds in a year, getting leaner and stronger than I ever thought possible.
I am not special.
Your body will respond in the same way.
When you start getting healthier, you will find the motivation to care and strength to train harder.
Your doctor will no longer tell you it is urgent to lose weight.
In fact, your doctor might ask you how did you lose weight?
So he/she can share it with other overweight patients.
You will become stronger in mind and body so you can survive the rat race.
Or even worse, divorce, estrangement, depression, and job loss.
You will be visible again.
Hope, confidence and a brighter future are now the portrait of your life.
A new life that you are creating by rebuilding your health and fitness.
Start ditiching these 3 bad habits.
Let the magic begin today.
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