Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Diet or Lifestyle?


"I am going to start a diet tomorrow". How many times have we said or heard these words? What do these words mean to you? For most of us it means a period of time in which we will subject ourselves to torture in order to lose a few pounds. Eventually we grow tired of this torture and go back to our old habits and gain those pounds back. I have known people who have been on this diet merry-go-round for years. One person comes to mind who actually uses the words: "I need to stop eating for a while"! This person thinks that the key to ideal weight and health is to not eat. He will skip breakfast and eat a pack of crackers for lunch and then a light dinner in the evening. He loses weight only to gain it back when he decides "to eat" again. This is an unhealthy practice which has been proven not to work on a long term basis.

On the other hand I have known people who have taken part in a weight loss program such as ediets.com or weight watchers and have radically transformed themselves. A person comes to mind that I know rather well. She would actually enjoy her well planned meals and she often talked of taking regular walking trips with her mother. She lost weight and has managed to keep it off.

The obvious difference between the two people I mention is that one is on a diet and the other has changed her lifestyle. Let's go deeper. Why is it that a program like ediets or weight watchers can help a person achieve a lifestyle change and so successfully reach their weight loss goals? I think the reasons are many but I want to focus on one which I feel is instrumental in helping someone achieve a lifestyle change. Education.

One thing I have noticed when talking with people about weight loss and exercise is that everyone thinks they know how it is done. Unfortunately the ways they know are not healthy nor are they long term answers to being overweight.

A lifestyle change comes from a transformation of thought which comes from learning something new or a powerful emotional incident. A perfect example would be of me learning about Cola's and the sugar they contain. Did you know that one can of Cola contains nearly 10 teaspoons of sugar or the entire daily recommended amount of calories from sugar? I certainly did not know this and was very startled when I learned it. Ponder on that for a while and it will certainly change your beverage consumption. Making a decision to change from cola to water is not very appealing. After studying the health consequences of cola and then studying the rewards of pure water?drinking water is now an enjoyable experience. When I go to take a sip of water my thoughts are on how cleansing it is to my body and how healthy it is to be well hydrated.

I know that the above example is an oversimplification but my point is that education is the key to lifestyle change and programs like weight watchers and ediets are perfect ways to get this education in a supporting atmosphere. I like the fact that some weight loss programs can be done online in the privacy of your own home. You can be united with other members and join them in chat rooms and discussions. You can share recipes, success stories, and emotions. Joining together with thousands of other members give you access to physicians, counselors, dieticians, and other motivated people at a fraction of the cost it would cost you if you tried to hire them one on one.

If you have read any of my other articles you will know that I am a firm believer in a healthy lifestyle, exercise, and supplementation. I also know how hard it is to break destructive habits with willpower alone. We all would like to believe that we can lose weight when we make up our mind. Trouble is, we never really make up our mind so we spend our time on the diet merry-go-round.

My wish for you is that you live a healthy lifestyle with plenty of energy to enjoy life to the fullest. Online weight loss programs can be a tool in your arsenal to help you achieve the lifestyle changes required for a lean, fit, life.

Yours in health,

Bill Herren

Bill Herren is the webmaster for weightloss-articles.com Everything weight loss related! Weight loss success stories, product reviews, exercise articles, weight loss recipes, and diet articles. All Free and all designed to help you lose weight!

http://www.weightloss-articles.com


MORE RESOURCES:

Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)

Real Weight Loss: Paul Mason
Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)
Real Weight Loss: Paul Mason. The former 'heaviest man in the world,' now living in Massachusetts, has already lost 600-pounds. By Jamie Ducharme | Hub Health | December 17, 2014 1:35 p.m. ...



Statewide weight loss competition organized
Daily Republic
Thompson, who is the owner of Complete Fitness in Wagner, is the organizer of the inaugural Statewide Weight Loss Challenge, which includes 16 fitness centers around the state trying to lose the most weight over 30 days. The winner will be decided by ...



HealthFix: Holiday Weight Loss Secrets Everyone Can Use
fox13now.com
Traditionally, the holiday season is full of rich, buttery comfort food shared with family and friends. Although everyone deserves a little break from his or her regular diets, it doesn't mean binging on holiday favorites is the best idea. Holiday ...



The Inquisitr

Rick Ross' Weight Loss: New 'Good Morning America' Video With Rick Ross ...
The Inquisitr
Rick Ross has talked about his weight loss journey in the past, as reported by the Inquisitr, dubbing his workouts “RossFit” instead of “CrossFit” – with Rick describing to the world how Ross has dropped approximately 85 pounds by changing the way he ...
Rick Ross Talks Stunning 85-Pound Weight LossEntertainment Tonight
Rick Ross Visits 'Good Morning America,' Talks 85-Pound Weight Loss with Sara ...Music Times
Rick Ross Talks 85-Pound Weight Loss on 'GMA'Rap-Up.com
BallerStatus.com -ABC News
all 11 news articles »


HCG Platinum Drops Weight Loss Supplement a Fraud Says the FTC
eMaxHealth
Have you considered trying the HCG Diet for losing weight? You might want to reconsider this after a recent news report about one HCG-related weight loss supplement that marketers were fined for by the FTC for using fraudulent sales tactics that were ...
Federal Trade Commission Settles False Advertising Claims Against Health ...Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

all 2 news articles »


Dr. Chlebowski on How Weight Loss Improves TNBC Survival
OncLive
As few as five pounds of weight loss can make a significant difference for patients with triple-negative breast cancer, says Rowan Chlebowski, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at the Harbor-UCLA Medical ...



"Survivor" contestants talk weight loss, workouts and recovery
CBS News
Spending six weeks living on an island, competing in grueling physical challenges without proper sleep or nutrition -- it all wreaks havoc on a "Survivor" contestant's body. CBS News caught up with some of the most recent "Survivor" castaways to hear ...

and more »


Weight loss group celebrates 50 years of health, friendship
Suburban Life Publications
DOWNERS GROVE – The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes visits from family and friends and, typically, a lot of eating. A local weight loss group that has survived 50 years of holiday eating may be just the ticket for more mindful munching ...

and more »


Medical News Today

Majority of weight loss occurs 'via breathing'
Medical News Today
Although it is often pushed to the side during the festive rush, during the post-Christmas fallout, weight loss will once more be at the top of many of our agendas. But where does excess weight go when we lose it? The answer provided by a new paper may ...
Fat Is Exhaled During Weight LossInternational Business Times AU
Can Weight Loss Really Contribute to Carbon Emissions?Nature World News
Weight Loss Happens Via BreathingGuardian Liberty Voice
Shape Magazine -News Every day -Uncover Michigan
all 199 news articles »


The 9 Best Desserts for Weight Loss — Seriously
Cosmopolitan.com (blog)
Set aside no more than 200 calories per day for dessert, and choose a treat that doubles as a weight loss weapon. It should be portion-controlled and include all of the most satisfying nutrients: high-fiber carbs, protein, and a little bit of fat ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.