Do any of you watch the Biggest Loser? I watched this year’s entire season on line. I found it inspiring to say the least.
But realistically, is it healthy? I am happy for the participants. But drastic amounts of weight loss in a short period of time seems grossly unhealthy to me.
I know most of us who are overweight, wake up and go “OMG! I weigh 200+ pounds! This must have happened over night. I HAVE to lose this over night!”
Well, it DID NOT happen over night. It happened gradually, due to the choices we make in our lives. I know some of us work full time and can’t seem to find the time to do what we need to do to be healthy. It is so much easier to grab that bag of chips and candy bar out of the snack machine for lunch, than to actually get something healthy to eat.
So changes in our lifestyle should be gradual too. Pack a healthy lunch for work. Avoid the snack machine. Take a 10 minute walk around your place of employment. Increase your exercise gradually over several weeks, not days.
Add your healthy choices gradually. If done gradually, they will be easier to stick to. Don’t go “gung ho” and try to do an hour of cardio your first day out. You will become discouraged when you find you can’t do it.
We can all become more healthy and fit by taking it slow and easy. We will get there and we will be able to maintain.
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