Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Best Weight Loss Method Is Slow And Steady by George Hutton

More and more people today are struggling with weight issues. It seems that as time goes on, more and more people are simply getting fatter and fatter. If you want to lose a few pounds, you are in good company. Recent surveys indicate that up to sixty percent of people are overweight, or clinically obese. And it doesn't seem like this problem is going to go away by itself.

The question is why are so many of us so fat? It's not like there is a big mystery behind gaining weight. You don't wake up one morning to suddenly find you've gained a hundred pounds. You don't go to your doctor and find you've contracted some horrible disease called fatness that is completely out of your control. Most of us, if we are honest with ourselves, know that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand why we are so fat. We eat too much, and exercise too little.

If you go to your local bookstore, there's plenty of books on different diet plans, filled with low fat, healthy recipes on what to cook and how to eat. You won't have any trouble finding books at your local bookstore that will give you information on exercise. If you decided to join a gym, it would be easy enough to find one, and sign up for personal training. Lack of information is not our problem.

Our problem, it seems, is sheer lack of willpower. But is that really the case? Sure, if you suddenly change your diet and lifestyle, you would probably lose quite a bit of weight. Of course, if you ate only boneless skinless chicken breasts and broccoli, and worked out for three hours a day, then this wouldn't be an issue. However, is it really in your best interests to do this?

I think it isn't. I believe the best way to lose weight, is the same way you gained it. Slow and steady. It took a while to gain all that weight, and it's going to take a while to lose it. So maybe you shouldn't try for so much so soon. It' just not possible. If you try for something beyond what is natural, of course you are going to run into problems. Only when you take a slow and steady approach do you have a chance of success.

So what is the best slow and steady approach to weight loss? Walking. One foot in front of the other, again and again. It may not seem glamorous, or sexy, but walking will surely get you out and active if you've been sedentary for too long. And once you start a habit of going for a walk every single day, you'll slowly start to pick up other habits as well. Give it a whirl, you may find your life drastically improved as a result.