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A survey was done recently to try and determine if any commercial diet program could prove long-term success. Not a single program could do so. So rampant has so-called diet industry become with new products and false claims that FDA has now stepped in and started clamping down.
Being seriously overweight and particularly obesity can develop into a number of diseases and serious health problems, and it is now a known fact that when caloric intake is excessive, some of excess frequently is saturated fat.
The myth is that people get heavy by eating too many calories. Calories are a consideration it's true, but overall they are not cause of obesity in America today. Americans actually take in fewer calories each day than they did at beginning of century. If calories alone were reason we become overweight, we should all be thin. But we are not. Collectively, we are heavier than ever. Partly, it is because we are more sedentary now. But equally, as important is fact that fat content of American diet has changed dramatically.
People who diet without exercising often get fatter with time. Although your weight may initially drop while dieting, such weight loss consists mostly of water and muscle. When weight returns, it comes back as fat. To avoid getting fatter over time, increase your metabolism by exercising regularly.
Select an exercise routine that you are comfortable with and remember that walking is one of best and easiest exercises for strengthening your bones, controlling your weight and toning your muscles.
Article by Jay Harris of IMI Concepts. Visit his website http://www.home-job-alert.com