Do Hurricanes Affect Weight Loss? Weathering the storm!Written by Greg Ryan
Do you know this year Florida will go through a surge in baby births? Think about it! More time spent inside last year. Thatís what it boils down to with more babies this year. Fear motivation makes people bond in order to weather storm. Sometimes, Mother Nature in her on little way brings people together.
Can hurricanes affect your weight loss goals? You bet it can! The obvious answer is, you are inside more, so temptation to over eat is greater. The other way hurricanes affect losing weight is from an emotional level.
Storms can make us feel out of control, overwhelmed, and darn right scared. In search of security and control we turn to food for stability, comfort, and trust. Only to realize later all is well which ends well. Can we overcome such temptations is much larger question? Sure we can. It will take some pre-planning, decision making and transfer of emotions.
Pre-planning: When you go out and get what you need to strengthen your home from winds and rain. Get what you need at grocery store to strengthen your body. You know that more time inside is going to increase your appetite. In anticipation of that, get more foods than normal in better- for- you category. At least if you are going eat more in calories, calories will be better for you. Or in very least lower in fat.
Where Diets Go WrongWritten by Jay Harris
When we discover that we are heavier than we want to be, we have a natural invlination to eat less food. We may skip lunch or eat only a tiny amount of our dinner in hope that if we eat less our body will burn off some of its fat. But that is not necessarily true. Eating less actually makes it more difficult to lose weight.
Keep in mind that human body took shape millions of years ago, and at that time there were diets. The only low-calorie event in people's lives was starvation. Those who could cope with a temporary lack of food were ones who survived. Our bodies, therefore, ahve developed this built-in mechanism to help us survive in face of low food intake.
When researchers compare overweight and thin people, they find that they ear roughly same number of calories. What makes overweight people different is amount of fat that they eat. Thin people tend to eat less fat and more complex carbohydrates.
Losing weight is not something one can do overnight. A carefully planned weight loss program requires common sense and certain guidelines. Unfortunately, there's a lot of misinformantion floating around and lots of desperate people are easily duped and ripped off.
Every day one can open a magazine or newspaper and see advertisements touting some new product, pill or patch that will take excess weight off quickly. Everyone seems to be looking for that "magic" weight loss pill. Millions of Americans are trying to lose weight, spending billions of dollars every year on diet programs and products. Often they do lose some weight. But, if you check with same people five years later, you will find that nearly all have regained whatever weight they lost.