Most of us are familiar with the health problems associated with obesity – there is high blood pressure, diabetes and/or joint problems just to name a few.
Five to ten percent doesn’t sound like much, right? For a person that weighs 200 pounds this percentage translates into ten to twenty pounds. However, this seemingly small decrease in weight makes a tremendous difference when talking about weight loss and your health.
Sugar goes by many names, which makes it difficult to find on ingredient lists. However, this sneaky added sugar is a big culprit in expanding your waistline. While some sugar is ok within a healthy diet, such as lactose in dairy products, the vast majority of us are ingesting way too much.
Being creatures of habit can be both a positive and a negative. Sleep, and the lack of sleep, are habits that impact many aspects of your life including your food intake and weight. Knowing what a big impact your habits can have on your health is the first step to creating a sound routine.
The typical American diet is full of processed foods that contain high amounts of sugar, fat and salt. This diet contributes to the growing number of people that are either overweight or obese. Processed foods such as cookies, chips, candy and sugar-sweetened beverages are considered empty calories that add up quickly.
Sometime, hopefully many times, in your life you have praised someone for a job well done, but when was the last time that you told yourself that you did a great job? Your own self encouragement is just as important, and one could argue more important, than anyone else’s. So, try to treat yourself like …
A greater number of women over age 40 are overweight or obese than women under 40. There are several reasons for that, including that this is the time that most women enter into menopause.