Poor diet and physical inactivity account for more than 400,000 premature deaths each year in the United States, second only to deaths related to smoking, says the CDC. People who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallbladder disease, and joint pain caused by excess uric acid (gout).
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Weight Loss Program
Take the first step to solving your portion problems by beginning with a smaller space for your food. Next, eat your food like you eat your ice cream - a little at a time. Enjoy it by making it last.
With so many fad diets and gimmicks available on the TV and in the media today, it's hard to sort out fact from fiction. You can choose a diet geared toward weight loss that is simple and easy to follow, and you don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on supplements to do it. \n
One of the most important and effective ways to lose weight and get healthier is to avoid two groups of foods. Try to get as many "whole" foods into your diet. Add more fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats and avoid processed, prepared and fast foods as much as possible.
Eating smaller portions of the same food you've always been eating may be the best "baby step" to take in order to lose weight.
When I was a youngster my family owned a restaurant for a period of time. That's when I first learned about portion control. Portion control is important in the restaurant business to maintain product consistency and costs.
That's as true today as it was back then. But today it seems that everyone feels that bigger is better. There's a mega-biggy everything, especially at the fast food places.
And when did the all you can eat buffet start? They didn't exist way back when. You just got to pig out at the buffet so you get your moneys worth.
It seems everyone is looking for that rapid weight loss secret that will instantly shed excess weight and turn you into a supermodel.
The fact is, there are healthy, effective and simple techniques you can use to achieve weight loss and keep it off over the long term. There soon may be another rapid and quick weight loss option as the research is trying to find ways to fight obesity. Read how anti-fat hormones may fight obesity by controling appetite.