A healthy weight loss program is rooted in common sense like every other project that we undertake. If somebody told us some way to earn a million sitting on our couch, most of us would be pretty skeptical. Then why don’t we question diets that tell us how to get a beach body in a week! Years of abuse cause our bodies to accumulate fat and hence only a long-term, in fact, lifetime commitment to our fitness can help us achieve healthy weight loss. So next time you try a diet plan, ask yourself if you can do that for the rest of your life; and more importantly, is it good for you? After years of leafing through healthy weight loss articles, I think we all know the basics. Control calorie input and increase calories burnt; yet we can’t do it. We try and lose a few pounds only to gain back some more. Almost all of us are caught in this cycle and don’t know how to break out of it. This article attempts to solve some of these mysteries.
Relationship With Food
My 2 year old son prefers playing to eating his food like most other toddlers his age. I on the other hand have food on my mind pretty much all the time. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are happy milestones that I work towards; Going out for me is usually centered on a lunch or dinner program and my happiest moments are accompanied by a food fest. Food has inadvertently become a large part of our lives. Not just plain food but the subtle flavors and nuances of designer food that often is rich in calories as well. This relationship becomes even more complex in times of happiness or unhappiness when we seek comfort from food overindulging far beyond what the body needs. So the first step to healthy weight loss in understanding the role of food to be a fuel to run our bodies – no more and no less. Food cannot be our source of entertainment, leave alone our purpose to get through the day.
Processed Food And Restaurant Industry
Going back to the toddler example, you will find that most of them will respond very differently to a bar of chocolate compared to a plate of broccoli. In fact, kids that are obese have only their parents to blame for wrong food choices. Nobody grew fat on a healthy simple diet. It is the colas and the chips that are making us fat. This brings me to the second point. Evolution of sensitive taste buds as we grow older (and not necessarily wiser) makes us crave foods for taste and not their nutrient value. The food industry has joined hands with the media to remind us that good food is synonymous with good life. Candle light dinners, cakes for birthdays, a bar of chocolate for a high are all insidious ways of giving processed food more importance that it deserves making healthy weight loss much more difficult than it really is.