Statistics, posted by the American Government, stated that approximately 60% of all Americans were overweight. I personally think that the percentage is much higher than that. 60% is a rather significant figure, that is why, this article will focus on how to reduce weight, so that you are not part of that 60% group.
There are two ways to reduce weight, the first is to burn fat and the second is to drop water weight. There is a third method, which consists of a combination of the two (burn fat and drop water weight at the same time), I will not be discussing this method. Nor will I be discussing to method to drop water weight, as that is only a temporary fix, the results of which will go away soon.
If you want to reduce weight, there is one thing that you need to do, only one. That is, you must start watching the foods that you eat, more importantly, you must start making wiser food choices. Often, I do not recommend people start a diet – this is because diets are usually short term solutions and do not work in the long term. For example, a yo-yo dieter – would start a diet, stop a diet etc..
Instead, I would recommend that you make smarter food choices. Such as, avoid all junk food (i.e. fast food) – as we all know, fast food is the devil’s work. There are two reasons why you should avoid it, the first is that it is just plain unhealthy. The second reason is that, you do not know the ingredients that were used to create the food, so you cannot make an educated decision about whether to eat it.
The second tip – don’t eat sugar. Sugar offers nothing for you, except empty calories, instead you should try an artificial sweetener. Don’t add sugar to your coffee or anything else that you eat or drink. If you are buying snack foods for work, don’t. Instead, you should pack an apple or some other piece of fruit.
The final tip is something that anybody can do: eat raw vegetables. You may be thinking, yuck! If you want to lose weight and keep it off, then you need to make sacrifices. There are many reasons why you should start eating raw vegetables, however, the one that I recommend the most is that the vegetables retain a large amount of nutrients and fibre. This means, that you get a really healthy meal and it keeps you fuller for longer.
In short, if you want to lose weight, then you should avoid starting a diet. Instead, I would recommend that you start making wiser food decisions, as this can be done every day. Start a diet is a huge commitment, one that may cause you to lose motivation and not lose weight.