This healthy weight loss plan will help you achieve real, sustainable weight loss results
Obesity is literally one of the biggest problems facing our society today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of Americans are now obese.
If being obese was just an aesthetic problem, it wouldn’t be much of an issue. But, unfortunately, even a few excess pounds can increase your risk of many diseases, including:
- Sleep difficulties
- Heart disease (particularly high blood pressure)
Why Diet Plans Fail
While losing weight is of paramount importance for many people, you will never see me recommending diets.
Virtually all diet plans tend to be short-term and short-sighted. They may produce the desired short-term results, but they aren’t sustainable over the long run. In fact, the number-one stumbling block facing people who want to lose weight is that they confuse a diet with their diet.
Going on a diet implies that one cuts calories for a while, then, after the goal is achieved, goes back to the old routine—and eventually, gains back all the weight (and then some in all likelihood). Statistics show that among people who lose any substantial amount of weight on diets, only about 3 to 5 percent are able to keep it off for at least a year.
The reason the overwhelming majority of us gain weight back is because low-calorie weight loss diets go against your body’s natural instincts. Calorie-restriction tricks your body into losing weight initially, but this can only go on for so long before your body’s natural survival instincts kick in.
A Healthy Plan for Weight Loss
A much better approach to weight loss—and ultimately a more successful one—combines healthy, sensible eating; simple, straightforward exercises; weight loss–enhancing nutrients; and stress reduction techniques. This type of plan leads to healthy weight loss that is both achievable and sustainable.