weight loss

How many diets have you tried?

How do oyu feel about your weight?

According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2013–20142,3,4,5
• More than 1 in 3 adults were considered to be overweight.
• More than 2 in 3 adults were considered to be overweight or have obesity.
• More than 1 in 3 adults were considered to have obesity.
• About 1 in 13 adults were considered to have extreme obesity.
• About 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 were considered to have obesity.

That doesn’t sound like we too healthy – does it?

Now it’s not always our fault – you should always see your doctor to make sure you have nothing medical going on.

But when we have weight to lose, what do we do? We diet. Diets work in the short term, but long term the weight comes back?

That’s because diets do not work. To get weight off and keep it off, you must change your lifestyle. And let me tell you, changing a lifestyle isn’t easy. When you change everything up – your brain is like “oh hell no” and convinces you to go back the way it was.

That’s why you take it one change at a time.

So, for your 60 second motivational minute for today…

If you’re trying to lose weight and it’s okay with your doctor, remove one unhealthy food or habit for your life for 30 days. Sugar, carbs, streaming Netflix. And replace it with something healthy: walking, vegetables, lean meats. Once the unhealthy is out of your life for 30 days, you don’t really miss it – and the weight starts to come off for good.

Footnotes

[2] Flegal KM, Kruszon-Moran D, Carroll MD, Fryar CD, Ogden CL. Trends in obesity among adults in the United States, 2005 to 2014. The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2016;315(21):2284–2291. Available at http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2526639 or https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27272580 .
[3] Ogden C, Carroll MD, Lawman, HG, Fryar CD, Kruszon-Moran D, et al. Trends in obesity among children and adolescents in the United States, 1988- 1994 through 2013- 2014. The Journal of the American Medical Association. 2016;315(21):2292–2299. Available at http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2526638 or https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27272581 .
[4] Fryar CD, Carroll MD, Ogden CL. Prevalence of overweight, obesity, and extreme obesity among adults aged 20 and over: United States, 1960–1962 through 2011–2014. National Center for Health Statistics Data, Health E-Stats, July 2016. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_adult_13_14/obesity_adult_13_14.htm . Accessed July 25, 2017.
[5] Fryar CD, Carroll MD, Ogden CL. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents aged 2–19 years: United States, 1963–1965 through 2013–2014. National Center for Health Statistics Data, Health E-Stats, July 2016. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_child_13_14/obesity_child_13_14.htm . Accessed July 25, 2017.

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