These days a lot of emphasis is going to the problems that modern society has with obese as well as very overweight people making up such a large proportion of the general population. This is not without foundation as there really is a genuine problem. But the problem is not necessarily that of any government or ruling body, but comes down to land fairly and squarely on the shoulders of the individual who allows themselves to let it happen in the first place.
Had the people who are overweight exercised some form of weight control, they would not be in the situation they are in now and would not be forming a part of some government statistic sheet. Instead, they would be healthier and feel and look a whole lot better than they do. Of course, you will always get the people who will state loudly that they are happy to be fat and if they are really happy then no one should interfere with the way they want to live. It is, after all still a free country!
But you will find that most people who are overweight would rather not be and many are frustrated because they can't seem to do anything that will reverse the trend and allow them to reduce their body weight. They don't need anyone's sympathy but they do need some help in learning how to help themselves and there are many really helpful weight loss tips available to be found online that can go a long way to providing some of that help.
Helping yourself when you are overweight is really the only way you are going to change anything and it means you have to take responsibility for your health. That means you are going to have to take a long and very honest look at what you are eating and drinking every day as well as how much exercise or activity you get on a day to day basis. If you think you are eating okay and getting enough exercise but you are still overweight, then the simple fact is that you are not looking hard or honestly enough.
The truth is often hard to take but there is really only one truth about being overweight and that is you got there by eating and/or drinking too much of the wrong things and you are not getting enough daily exercise to burn off the calories you are piling on. Even if you think you are, you are not. You are simply in denial and that has to change before you will change. It takes some personal soul searching and then some effort to pull yourself out of the hole you have dug for yourself, but you can do it as long as you believe you can do it.
So belief in yourself is the key to getting started and once you can really believe that you can lose weight, then you need to start working on getting determined about it. Determination comes with belief and motivation to want to do a thing and when the desire is there and it is strong enough, then the determination happens all by itself. Then all you need is your own guide to losing weight that will help you to achieve your desired weight.
Here is a Plan of Action:
- If you used to think that it was okay to only drink one can of soda a day, then change that and drink zero soda, replacing it with lost of plain water
- If you used to think that it was okay to eat just one cookie with your morning coffee, then change that and have zero cookies
- If you used to think that it was okay to skip breakfast and have a bigger lunch instead, then change that and eat a healthy breakfast every day
- If you used to think that it was okay to eat late at night, then change that and brush your teeth early and eat nothing for at least two hours before going to bed
- If you used to think that it was okay to only walk for twenty minutes per day, change that to increase that time to an hour or more and pick up your pace while you are about it
The list can go on and on, but I think you get the picture and can use this as a starting block to build up your own full blown plan of action that better fits in with your general day and how you live your life. You can change and you can exercise a more disciplined weight control system that really works for you personally and you will amaze yourself at just what it is possible for you to achieve simply by believing you can do it and putting that belief to work in a practical sense and actually doing it.