The 2 Main Reasons That Stop You From Losing Weight
Our life has become worryingly complex, especially when you have to live in big cities. Obesity has also become a serious issue to deal with. While it can be a variety of reasons that is causing it, the following 2 reasons are mainly the ones to blame:
1) Dependence on artificial foods and drinks: the term “artificial” refers to something produced to imitate nature. Only in the United States, there are more than 3, 000 substances added to foods for the purpose of preservation, coloring, texture, increasing flavor and more. Today in the supermarkets you find much more artificially generated foods and drinks than natural ones;and this is because of two reasons:cheaper cost and long shelf life. They are usually packed with many different types of preservatives(E432, E567, etc… ), colourings, artificial sugars and sweeteners, artificial sodium. They all have a strong taste in order to keep you wanting more;who can resist to chips, cakes, cookies, double cheeseburgers, soft drinks?But except the potential weight gain, there is also the health risk:many of these substances are linked to many forms of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.
So what do you have to do to avoid that? Start avoiding pre packaged meals as much as possible as they are the ones with the most artificial ingredients and instead go for simple, natural food sources like cheese, meat, fish, legumes, eggs, nuts, fruits and vegetables. The best you can do is buying organic products as they are quality guaranteed and do not contain any of the substances I mentioned above. Organic products might cost you a bit more but they are much healthier than the normal ones and might save you money from future hospital visits!!Substituting all soft drinks and sodas for natural or sparkling water is the next best choice;after all the closer you get to natural ways the better your body responds.
2) Lack of exercise:while nutrition plays an extremely important role in weight loss and health exercise can be equally important. The typical excuse about lack of exercise is ” i don’t have enough time”. While this for some extreme cases might be right, for the rest of the world is just not good enough as an excuse. So for me it is just a decision that needs to be made and what other motivation you need but by looking yourself in the mirror!!There are many ways to add exercise in your life and not necessarily in the gym or stadium. Brisk walking like when you are in a hurry for something, cycling, running, rope jumping are some cheap and effective ways of exercising. Then there are other alternative ways to exercise like using the stairs and not the elevator, getting off the bus one or two stops before, parking your car 250m to 500m further than your original destination. As a rule try to keep elevated your heart rate over the comfortable level (depending the age) for at least 20 minutes. As you will be gaining more fitness you will start to see the world with different eyes, and except from becoming leaner (more muscle, less fat) you will become healthier too(stronger bones, strong immune system)!