Obesity refers to the physical state of excessive body fat. You have Probably experienced the frustrations of dieting at least once in your life, unfortunately the majority of people have (weighing in at over 66% of people being overweight, yes pun intended). Close to a hundred million Americans go on a weight loss diet in any given year and up to ninety-five percent of them regain the weight they lose within five years. Worse, a third will gain back more weight than they lost, in danger of “yo-yoing” from one popular diet to another. The conventional approach to weight problems, focusing on fad weight loss diets or weight loss drugs (??? who ever though this was a good idea?), may leave you with just as much weight and the additional burden of ill health.
Currently approximately sixty-six percent of all American adults are overweight, or even worse, obese. Our culture keeps growing fatter and fatter, even though we obsess about being thin, but this is not just about appearances. Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, gallbladder disease, and osteoarthritis, are all known to be precursored by obesity. Obesity contributes to as many as 375,000 deaths every year, and each year the number grows. Ever more, it is staggering what the public health costs are for obesity. Obesity is a factor in 19% of all cases of heart disease with annual health costs estimated at 30 billion dollars, according to researchers at Harvard University. Staggering… it is also a factor in 57% of diabetes cases… costing… $9 billion per year. Yes, that is with a B
Set Realistic Goals:
No doubt you have fallen for one or more of the weight loss diet schemes over the years, promising quick and painless weight loss (one of the first clues that it’s a fad). Many of these quick weight loss diet programs undermine your health, cause physical discomfort, flatulence, and ultimately lead to disappointment when you start regaining weight, shortly after losing it. Fad or quick weight loss diet programs generally overstress one type of food. They contravene the fundamental principle of good nutrition – to remain healthy one must consume a balanced diet, which includes a variety of foods. Safe, healthy, and permanent weight reduction is whatís truly lost among the thousands of popular diet schemes.
Some of the weight loss diet schemes reign supreme briefly, only to fade out. While some wane from popularity due to being unproductive or unsafe, some simply lose the public’s curiosity. Examples of such fad diets include the South Beach Diet, Atkins diet, the Grapefruit diet, Cabbage Soup diet, the Rotation diet, Beverly Hills diet, Breatharian, Ornish Plan ñ the list goes on and on. These fad diets advocate a specific technique (such as eliminating a certain food, or eating only certain combinations of foods) in conjunction with the basic idea that the body makes up the difference in energy by breaking down and utilizing some part of itself, essentially converting matter into energy. This self-cannibalism, or catabolism as it is referred, typically starts with breakdown of stored body fat.
That is why Beachbody’s 3 step approach works so incredibly.
Exercising every day, working towards your goals (notice the word working), eating right, a combination of all sorts of good foods, and the support of peers to help you through the programs.
Beachbody’s programs, like P90X, Insanity, and more, may be popular, but they are anything but fads. They are based on sound science and driven by results.