Fat butts, thunder thighs and rolls of stomach fat, it’s insane. Whether it’s sweet, salty or fatty, people just can’t get enough of it. For one thing, it’s everywhere. Everywhere you turn there are TV ads, the grocery store is full of it and don’t get me started on fast food joints.
Check out these Nutrition Facts:
* Burger King Whopper – 680 (calories) 360 (fat calories) 40 (grams of fat)
* McDonalds Deluxe Breakfast – 1,070 (calories) 490 (fat calories) 55 (grams of fat)
Do I really need to show you more? I hope not. We live in a fast paced world which caters to unhealthy eating. The result: tight clothes, oily skin, weight gain, and health issues. It also goes beyond the cosmetic because high fat diets are linked to cancer and heart disease while high carbohydrate and sugar diets can and do lead to diabetes. This is not new information, So why is it so hard to give up the junk food?
But I don’t have time! I am so sick of this excuse. Guess what make time! We are talking about the health of you and your family. Get up 15 minutes earlier to eat a healthy breakfast, Take your lunch instead of eating fast food. Plan out your meals for the week ahead of time. Here are some obesity statistics that we must begin to reverse through proper eating habits, healthy food intake choices and daily physical exercise:
*Over 58 million Americans are overweight;
*Over 40 million Americans are obese;
*Over 3 million Americans are morbidly obese;
*More than 80% of Americans do not engage in adequate physical activity;
*More than one quarter of all Americans are considered to be “completely sedentary”;
*In adults between 30 and 40 years old, there has been greater than 78% increase in Type II diabetes cases since 1990;
So if you are living the junk food lifestyle what are you doing to your children. If you don’t care about your health what about them? Take this in. Read it and then reread it.
*Only 4 percent of children were considered obese in 1982. Now, more than 30% are.
*More than one quarter of all obese children are showing symptoms of the development of Type 2 diabetes *Of those children developing Type II diabetes, more than 60 percent of them are also showing one or more signs of cardiovascular disease;
*Our children are taught how and what to eat by us – their parents and advisors;
Do I really need to say more.
When you wake up every day and rush for work, you end up forgetting the most important meal: breakfast. Consuming a good breakfast is a must because there’s no way you could pass up all sorts of temptations if you’re starving. You’ll be energized throughout the day and the chances of binging become less.
A Breakfast example:
– A bowl of oatmeal- boil some low fat milk, add oats, cook for 1 to 2 minutes it’s ready.
– 1-2 slices whole grain toast
– 1 piece of fruit
What will that take you maybe 5 minutes prep!
Another good strategy portion control. This sounds like a too simple approach, but it works because it gives you control. Stay from reduced-fat products as well because, in actuality, they have the same calorie content as its regular counterpart.
Exercise is also another way in which you can curb your appetite. Do some form of exercise daily. There is an old saying in fitness circles “You Can’t Out Train A Lousy Diet” Muscle building, fat loss whatever your goal remember this your success is based on 70% nutrition and 30% training.