We have become a lazy, sedentary society. We exercise less today and eat more than 20 years ago, resulting in a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. Frighteningly, obesity in our children and adolescents has increased by 69%. 
Walking strengthens your body, reduces stress and promotes weight loss.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Rise Above Health Blog) - We order the extra large "combo" in the drive-through, and eat while
driving, not even realizing the massive quantity of food and calories we
Our drinks are sugary and huge. For example a large, 32 ounce "Coke" at McDonald's has 310 calories, and contains 86 grams of sugar. One teaspoon of sugar has 4.20 grams. That means that there are 20.5 teaspoons of sugar in one large coke at McDonald's, and in all other large size sugary sodas. [4,6,7]
I am not here to bash McDonald's, or any other fast food restaurant; I am here to help motivate you to loose weight. Simple lifestyle choices are the key.
If you have tried all of the fad diets and failed to maintain a healthy weight, you are not the exception, you are the rule. Fad diets just don't work in the long run.
Here are three main keys to losing weight and keeping it off.
1. Be aware of the calories you are eating.
When you eat more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. And if you eat fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight. This principle is simple, straight forward, and it is the only thing that works.
Cut 500 calories from your daily intake, and you will loose about one pound a week, regardless of your exercise level. One pound of fat is 3,500 calories. Cutting out 500 calories a day for 7 days equals one pound of fat. A one to two pound weight loss per week is not only desirable, it is a healthy way to lose and keep the weight off.
2. Exercise on a regular basis.
Regular exercise will accelerate your weight loss and make you look and feel better. By regular exercise, I mean the kind of exercise that you can maintain doing.
Choose activities that you like. This is a very important step. You are more likely to continue doing something you like, rather something you don't like. Choose activities such as walking, swimming, gardening, dancing, yoga, cycling or any other activity that gets you moving.
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