Dieting where you do not need to starve yourself

Written by Stephen Hill

I am somebody who has had an ongoing battle with my weight for most of my life. I have to be very careful what I eat as I seem to gain weight very easily. I have tried many diets, however I wanted to find a way of losing weight without having to starve myself or drink horrible milkshakes etc.

I have known and worked with many people and have been amazed at how much they seem to be able to eat without getting fat. I am sure I eat half as much as these people but am still twice their size, it is not fair!

One day I decided I needed to find my own way of losing weight. It was time to have a reality check and to be honest with myself. I knew that in reality I do very little exercise, I like all ofrepparttar wrong types of food. I am a bit of a fast food junkie, this is only because of my busy lifestyle . One of my biggest problems though is that I like snack food, such as peanuts, chocolate and crisps.

I know that most people would advise me to stop eating all fatty type foods, especiallyrepparttar 149899 pizzas and chips. They would also no doubt, advise me to join a gym and to go jogging every morning. Get real! Those gyms are full of thin people, if I go jogging I might get mugged, and I am sorry but life would not be worth living without my weekly pizza!


Written by Judy Thompson

Copyright 2005 Judy Thompson

Throughout most of my life, I have heard that “You are what you eat!” Then later, as I became more knowledgeable about nutrition, it became “You are what you eat, digest, and absorb!”

Our world is changing daily. Overrepparttar yearsrepparttar 149875 quality of our food supplies has also changed. Your grandparents, and possibly even your parents, would purchase food fromrepparttar 149876 grocery store that was not so heavily-laden with chemicals as it is today. Or, perhaps, they grew much of their own food.

I spent several years growing my own vegetables and then either canning or freezing many of them. They were grown organically, chemical free, and were delicious. While at that time of my life, I just heard that “organic” was better for you, I didn’t know much about why “organic” was better for you. But I did know things tasted better.

Basically,repparttar 149877 same thing rings true with our meats. The cows that used to roam freely inrepparttar 149878 pasture, getting most of their nourishment fromrepparttar 149879 grass, went torepparttar 149880 locker plant mostly chemical free. Today they graze on grass that is heavily fertilized and had weed killers used on it. They are fed grains with chemicals added to help them put on weight faster.

So, even ifrepparttar 149881 consumer is trying to purchase purely healthy-type foods, there are some increased health risks because ofrepparttar 149882 added chemicals.

However, I believe thatrepparttar 149883 biggest health problems are brought about by what choices consumers make. When I go torepparttar 149884 super market, I see grocery carts stacked torepparttar 149885 brim with hot dogs, white breads, sweets, potato chips, soft drinks and other items that do nothing positive for a person’s health! In many cases,repparttar 149886 person pushing that shopping cart, is extremely overweight.

And thenrepparttar 149887 same people who stack their grocery carts with junk food wonder why they develop health problems. While genetics does play a certain role in people’s health, most diseases and illnesses are nutrition related.

Even people who have been careful with what they eat will be subjected to chemicals in their food and environmental pollutants. Do you ever paint, fertilize your grass, or use chlorine bleach in your home? If you don’t have a water filter on your shower head, you will be absorbing some chemicals each time you shower. Is your drinking water filtered? Thus, evenrepparttar 149888 people with good nutrition habits will findrepparttar 149889 need to detoxify and get rid ofrepparttar 149890 poisons that have accumulated in their bodies overrepparttar 149891 years.

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