How can YOU achieve permanent weight loss?
It’s the burning question asked by millions.
I’ve learned that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to losing weight. If this is the case, and with the scans of diets available, how’s a person to know what’s the best way for him to lose weight as an individual?
If you’re like me, you’ve tried a multitude of diets. In years past (before I learned what worked best for me), I spent tons of money on fads, trends, diet pills, exercise equipment, gym and spa memberships, weight loss programs, etc., etc.
It wasn’t until I plowed through the diets over and over, and then gave up on them – that I finally learned the solution to permanent weight loss; what worked for me. I won’t bore you with the details…well maybe later.
If this all sounds familiar…stay with me. You may find just what you need on this website.
According to the Office of Health Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 64% of adults in the U.S. were overweight or obese in 1999-2000, an increase from 56 % in 1988-1994, the percentage keeps growing and is well documented in many studies.
Health-wise, overweight and obesity are associated with an increased number of deaths per year and also increase the risk for coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. It is alarming to realize that even the economy is affected by overweight and obesity.
Why are People Gaining Weight?
Poor diet, inactivity, and an imbalance between calories consumed and energy expended - are among the most important factors. People are sitting more (such as desk jobs, television) and for longer periods of time. We are also consuming more soft drinks and eating out more.
A major trend that adds to the problem is the increase in portion sizes – both at home and in restaurants.
Evidence Based Information and Expert Opinion
I’m big on evidence-based information…"research." Expert opinion influences me, too, but these days I tend to believe and rely on the actual evidence.
I use many references. Among them, one of my favorites is The Mayo Clinic. Another one at the top of my list is WebMD. Check them out at the links below. These two sites both offer great, reliable medical information on just about any condition/disease/disorder you can imagine, including permanent weight loss solutions.
I also love using several subscribed sites that offer evidence-based (researched) information that is available for a subscription fee.
By the way, I think it’s worth noting that Mayo Clinic was honored with the title of BEST HOSPITAL in the Nation 2014-2015 by US News and World Report Honor Roll. Wow!! Just one more reason for me to LOVE their website!
If you’re interested, please take a few minutes to read my “About the Author” page. You’ll probably find that I’m just like you – surrounded by tempting food everywhere, but trying to hold the number steady on the bathroom scales.
It’s because of my decades of personal experience that I have chosen to create this website.
My goal is to help others find their ‘fit’ and, therefore, avoid years of yo-yo dieting. Permanent weight loss, dieting, healthy eating, and lifestyles are my passions. They’re what I love to talk about most.
On this website, I will put the information out there and invite you to communicate with me - an interested party! How fun is that!
You, the Reader
I want to hear your stories, what has worked for you and what has not.
Please feel free to share your thoughts, inspire others; where
you’ve been, your plans, or whatever comes to mind in the way of weight loss (permanent or otherwise) or
weight management. See "Reader Question Form".
Here’s one idea to help you get started: WebMD offers a Dieter Assessment. Once you answer a few general questions; gender, age, etc., the site offers tips to help you overcome obstacles, motivation for taking the next step, and insights on facing food dilemmas. The site is jammed packed with great ideas for getting started.
Check it out at http://www.webmd.com.
Focus not only on Food, but also on Activity
The Mayo Clinic offers lots of basic principles for slimming down. For instance, they encourage dieters to avoid the fads, and remind readers that weight loss is the result of balancing calories- burned with physical activity. Ultimately, their claim is a familiar one…permanent weight loss iinvolves a commitment to lasting changes and exercise habits.
There’s lots of interesting reading on their website at http://www.mayoclinic.org.
Why This Interests Me
I’ve spent my adult life studying the eating habits of others. It fascinates me. And, I’ve learned that eating habits ALMOST ALWAYS influences body weight, as does time spent watching TV (surprised?), and working at a desk full-time.
My Goal is to Address the Needs of My Readers
It is my goal to address the needs and interests of my readers. In order to do that, I need to hear from you! Your questions or comments will be addressed and my evidence-based sources will be referenced.
It goes without saying that a weight loss plan should be one that serves your needs now and for the rest of your life.
So, the question remains, what is the solution to permanent weight loss?
For starters, the question can be answered by stating this - it’s an approach that is individualized to the needs of each person. Keep reading!!
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