Being overweight can really make you unhappy, it is estimated that up to 60% of the US population is considered to be in the obese category. So if being overweight makes people so unhappy why do so many people fall into this category. Well the main reason is their lifestyle and the way that they live their lives. Living on a diet of fast food such as chips, burgers, pizzas and doughnuts will undoubtedly make you fat. Throw into it that these people are getting no physical exercise then there is your answer.
Being overweight is a vicious circle, people eat junk food because it gives them pleasure, even though it will only last whilst they are eating the food. If you want to lose weight you need to start making small lifestyles changes. For example do you use the car to travel to your local errands, if you do why not start walking to get to these small journeys. Not only will you start losing weight, but you will help to do your bit to save the planet and save cash by using less gas.
Even by making small lifestyle changes such as this you will start seeing results. There are so many different diets out there to lose weight, such as the juice diet. But for most people this diet just isn't practical because not only does it leave you feeling hungry. But it makes you quickly want to return to junk food, because your cravings for the food is amplified whilst on these low tasting diets.
To lose weight you will definitely need to change your ways, but there are lots of other healthy foods that not only taste delicious but are low in calories. So it will be wise to start a diet plan that contains foods that taste good, by doing this it will reduce your cravings. A good way to reduce your cravings is to allow yourself one or two treats every week. But remember when eating these treats eat them in moderation. If your favorite treat is Chinese food, don't go to a Chinese buffet and eat as much as you can. This is definitely not going to help with your weight loss. Eat a small amount of your favorite food, just to control your cravings and stop you from returning to your old habit of eating lots and lots of high calorie junk.
Making small lifestyle changes that you can easily live with, will allow you to accept these changes more easily if you were to make big changes straightaway. And as you are losing weight keep making changes that will slowly allow you to lose the excess weight and reach your target. Look at losing weight as steps on a ladder, as you make each small lifestyle change you move up one step which allows you to be one step closer to the top of the ladder, which is your targeted weight loss goal.
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