Little Known Facts About Changes In Our Diet

Written by Timothy Robinson


To say that Americans are obsessed with dieting is an understatement! Pick up any magazine, tune-in or turn-on any source of advertising and you're bombarded withrepparttar latest diet schemes and food fads. More often than not, they are endorsed by some familiar Hollywood celebrity, or promoted using some other cleaver technique.

It's no mystery thatrepparttar 142856 weight-loss industry has built a thriving empire. In America, for example, we spend about 35 billion dollars every year on an assortment of weight loss products and plans. In addition, we spend another 79 billion dollars for medication, hospitalization, and doctors to treat obesity-related problems. Even with this,repparttar 142857 obesity epidemic continues to spread. Sadly, we have becomerepparttar 142858 heaviest generation in our Nation's history.

The National Center for Health Statistics reports that we have some very good reasons to be concerned about our weight-gain. Americans, for example are packing-onrepparttar 142859 pounds faster than ever before and weight-related medical problems are taking center stage. Diseases like heart disease, diabetes and yes...even certain forms of cancer have all been linked to obesity.

Here are a few ofrepparttar 142860 surprising statistics about our weight:

- A whopping 64 percent of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese. That's up approximately 8 percent from overweight estimates obtained in a 1988 report.

- The percent of children who are overweight is also continuing to increase. Among children and teens ages 6-19, 15 percent or almost 9 million are overweight. That's triple whatrepparttar 142861 rate was in 1980!

- Nearly one-third of all adults are now classified as obese. At present, 31 percent of adults 20 years of age and over or nearly 59 million people have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater, compared with 23 percent in 1994.

(The BMI is a number that shows body weight adjusted for height. For adults, a BMI of 18.5 - 24.9 is considered normal. A BMI of 25.0 - 29.9 is overweight and 30.0 or above, is considered obese.)

Modern life both at home and at work has come to revolve around moving from one "seated" position to another: whether it's television, computers, remote controls, or automobiles, we seem to be broadeningrepparttar 142862 scope of our inactive endeavors.

At times, life seems to have gotten almost too easy! For entertainment, we can now just sit-down, dial-up our favorite TV program or DVD movie and enjoy hours of uninterrupted entertainment...

And all those simple calorie burning activities that were once a normal part of our daily routine not so long ago? Long gone! You knowrepparttar 142863 ones I'm talking about...activities like climbing stairs instead of using escalators and elevators. Or, pushing a lawn mower instead of riding around on a garden tractor. And what about that daily walk to school? Now, our kids complain whenrepparttar 142864 school bus happens to be a few minutes late getting torepparttar 142865 bus stop!

Along withrepparttar 142866 convenience of our affluent lifestyle and reduction in energy expenditure, have come changes in our diet. We are now consuming more calorie rich and nutrient deficient foods than ever before.

Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #5

Written by Tami Close


Close Kept Secrets to Weight Loss Lesson #5

Wow! You must be on fire by now burning and churning up those calories on your way to your ideal weight. I know that taking steps to better your life is not always easy. It takes courage to do this. Sometimes itís easier just to keep inrepparttar mind set of surviving and do what youíve always done. When you do what youíve always done, youíll get what youíve always gotten. Is this what you desire? Or do you want something different, something that is absolutely amazing?

You know what I believe? I believe youíre ready to burst out of your shell and manifest everything that is yours by Divine right. You are so ready to soar aboverepparttar 142655 clouds that nothing can stop you from achieving success. God has these plans for you, and he wants you thriving, not surviving. Youíre now recognizing what you need to do in order to obey His commands. To thrive means paying attention to yourself so that you can be all that God intends for you. If sometimes you feel that youíre not living Godís plan, He forgives you even when youíre not connected to Him. Now, if God can forgive you, then letís work on forgiving yourself.

I want you to take out a mirror and look into it while readingrepparttar 142656 following statements. If you donít have a hand-held one, then go stand by a mirror.

________________ (Fill in your name), I forgive you for _____________________ (fill inrepparttar 142657 blank with whatever it is you need to forgive yourself for). I know that you were doingrepparttar 142658 best you could.

________________ , I forgive you for _________________________.

________________ , I forgive you for _________________________.

________________ , I forgive you for _________________________.

There might be several things you want to forgive yourself for or you might just have a few things. The important thing is to focus on forgiving so you can release it.

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