Weight is the measurement of heaviness of a body.† The average weight of an American has been increasing annually for many years.† Since carrying extra weight increases our risk of disease and increases our risk of dying at a younger age, itís important.
Your body is made up of water, bones, sinew, muscle and fat.† The problem is that if you have been adding weight without adding muscle, then all of that weight is fat.
Why are more of us getting heavier than ever before?
Todayís lifestyle is different from what it was in the past, and itís designed to put on extra pounds of fat.† Let us count the ways.† See if any of these fit for you.
- There are less manufacturing jobs today where we work hard, exerting a lot of energy.
- More of us get around in cars. Public transportation may be sparse. No more horses and buggies.
- Whenever we buy gas for our cars the filling station will also have food for you with plenty of junk-food choices.† Itís just plain convenient.
- We donít get outdoors that much because we have indoor entertainment such as TVís, computers and electronic games.
- We donít get outdoors because many neighborhoods just arenít safe.
- Food manufacturers have learned how to hit our ďsweet spots when it comes to eating more with a combination of fat, sugar and salt.
- The number of fast-food restaurants has grown to where finding one nearby is easy to do.† Fast food is often full of fat and sugar calories plus salt.
- High fructose corn syrup as an added sweetener has now been added to many foods and soft drinks.
Why is yo-yo dieting so frequent?
Yo-yo dieting means you go on a ďdietĒ and lose weight, then you put the pounds back on and they you go on a diet and then you put the pounds on ad-infinitum.† It seems that once we have packed on the pounds, it is really hard to keep them off permanently.
What can you do?
That‘s what this topic is all about.† Some people have succeeded and you can too if you follow our recommendations.
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