As many of you know the United States is becoming unitedly obese. Almost 37% of adults and 17% of children in this country fall into this label. WHAT!? More than 1 out of 3 adults! This doesn’t include the number that are over weight. In a country that is well into using plus size MRI machines, the smart thing to do would to go outside this country for answers.
In the spring of 2011 our college football team traveled to Italy for ten days. While walking around Venice there was an obvious misplacement of obese people, in large part due to their small portions. For lunch, we stopped at a pizza place. It was one of the most tasty pizzas I have ever had. But the size of this pizza still lingers in my head today. It was a quarter of the amount of food you would have had in America. Even the McDonald’s Big Mac is smaller there!!!
The first step to losing weight is an internal decision that you personally make. No matter how bad a loved one may want it for you, if you do not want it for yourself, it will not happen. Your destiny depends on YOUR decisions AND THEN discipline.
The next step I recommend is to cut your portions! I am not saying eliminate. Elimination would last for one, two, maybe three days but then lead to failure and hoplessness. Instead, for example, if you are someone who drinks 10 sodas per day, cut it down to 8. As time passes, cut it down to 6, 3, 2. Soon enough you might surprise yourself and find that you have one per month.
Finally, begin working out. When I say workout, just be more active. If you have not worked out since you were in high school ten years ago it is not a good idea to go for a two mile run. And if you have absolutely no desire to workout, start by picking a parking spot at the back of the parking lot so you have to walk farther. Every step you take counts. If you do head to the gym start slow. If you pound your body into submission and you are not mentally or phisically prepared for it you will regret it the next morning! When you wake up so sore you can’t sit on the John 🙂 it will again be ten years inbetween workouts.
These steps can be done in any order. And if you feel you need to switch it up for better results please do so.
You can also use correct supplementation to help with your weight loss process. By “supplement” I mean, “in addition to eating healthy.” You should never think just supplements alone are good for you!!! Click here to see more on supplementation.
Happy Friday! And be sure to look late Sunday night/early Monday morning for the new “Motivational Monday” segment.