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Weight Loss or Time Wasting?

By Charles Hopkins Published 09/20/2007 | Fitness
Getting thin is the desire of eight among ten women. Maybe its second only to having a credit card with unlimited credit...

But jokes aside, obesity has become an epidemic disease in modern times, due to our lifestyle and lack of time.

Some years ago, we had a life that allowed walking, resting and playing sports, and enough safety to jog in a park.

Today we have more workload, student responsibilities and family affairs, all competing for our time. This produces an entire generation that doesnt have time to exercise or eat properly and "suddenly" notice we became FAT.

Now, theres a difficult one.

Losing weight is a process that demands time, determination and planning, and the change of habits is the most important - and difficult - to achieve.

To reduce weight, one has to THINK differently.

-Stop eating automatically and plan your meal. If you cannot plan, observe and pay attention to choose foods that help in your goals, not prevent them.

-Have five or six meals a day, in small portions, even if you have little time. If you really want, you will MAKE time.

-Learn about healthy foods and get the right portions. Yes, some self-service restaurants have dishes the size of a tray! Dont fall into this plot!

As always, its easier said than done. You know what to do but at the very moment of execution, you procrastinate to next Monday.

Its important to first find the MOTIVATION and then the RIGHT ORIENTATION to start an effective weight loss program.

Motivation comes first because it gives you the strength to say NO to some pernicious habits that hinders your diet program.

Orientation will be the difference between another failed diet and a permanent weight loss. You have to find a good doctor and nutritionist.

Motivation can be internal or external.

Internal motivation is your perception of a heavier body, increased chances to have metabolic and heart diseases, and the desire of wearing a bikini without feeling uneasy. This is the most difficult but the most powerful one. Look around yourself and notice: Everybody that loses weights (and kept it off afterwards) HAD to find internal motivation. They HAD TO FIND this strength inside them. If you hear something different, about some miracle remedy, ITīS A LIE.

External motivation is also well known. All the humiliation and prejudice that obese people suffer, from getting a job to finding a significant other, is reflected in todays society. Everybody seems to think that overweight people are lazy and self-indulgent. They have increased chances of diseases and may be a problem in the future, if hired.

Unfortunately, the same society that produces obesity, demands you to be HEALTHY AND THIN.

Its up to you, to start a healthy diet program or keep "trying" all the fad diets on the Internet.