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The obesity epidemic. It´s real!

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Even when there´s too much information and there are so many different weight loss programs, obesity and overweight are still a huge problem and it´s just getting bigger so this means that we´re doing something wrong. Most of the information you can find in the internet are lies and myth, experts share the fastest way to lose weight without considering the negative impact on your health and body, with everything you read you just end confused and overwhelmed, if we add to this how processed foods create an addiction and how they control your brain, and emotions it´s not a surprise that it gets really hard to get in shape when it´s actually simple.

The problem is that we´re taking the wrong approach to the obesity problem, we´re focusing and treating the symptom which is obesity and overweight this is why we can find so much information and debates about which is the best diet to lose weight and it´s also why we can find so many different weight loss programs, but none of them work long term.

Some industries created myths around obesity and different diets started to come out like low fat diets blaming fat for the obesity epidemic and health problems, they came out with the most common advice we all know “eat less – move more” but the problem just kept growing.

It´s not about finding the best diet to lose weight, it´s not about calories or points, it´s about macronutrients and micronutrients, it´s about health. If we focus on what matters which is understanding how things work, we can get in amazing shape and sustain it. We need to know what´s the job of each macronutrient and micronutrients and how our body responds to them, we need to understand about hormones and how they are triggered in a good or bad way by everything we do and don´t do.

Our lifestyle plays an important role and I believe that it´s the cause of obesity, portion sizes are bigger so we eat a lot more and to make things worse, this excess food comes from junk, processed and fast food which doesn´t have nutrients and are loaded with sugars and unhealthy oils, the lack of physical activity and spending most of our time sitting in front of a computer or tv; we don´t give sleep the importance it deserves, our levels of chronic stress are so high and we don´t know how to react and deal with it, we are surround by negativity almost all day long.

Making some changes to your lifestyle will make a huge difference if you´re struggling with your weight, if you focus on what matters which is developing healthy habits, you will have amazing results. We all need to have free access to information, and we all need to know the truth. There´s not a class about nutrition in schools which I consider is a highly important topic, learning about nutrition, fitness and health in general is what we need to do, if we focus on the root cause the results are sustainable in a simple and enjoyable way.

To focus on the root cause you only need to give nutrients to your body through food, eating real, fresh, healthy foods and avoid unhealthy foods like junk, processed and fast food; exercising at least 30 minutes a day focusing on resistance training and some cardio, getting enough high quality sleep every night around 7 to 8 hours, reducing stress or knowing how to manage it to make it work for you and getting the right mindset. Everything works together to make your results sustainable in an effortless way.

From what I´ve seen it´s simple to prevent diseases and stay in shape and it all comes down to lifestyle. I believe that many diseases can be prevented and there’s no reason to suffer or see someone suffering or in pain, but it all starts with us. We live in a time where we want instant results and satisfaction and we´re so use to technology but is causing a lot of problems. There are 2 steps you can take today to start changing your life:

– be more active throughout the day.- find ways to do some physical activity, if you work in an office, every hour get up and take a walk for a couple of minutes, when you´re talking on the phone walk instead of being sitting on the chair. Walking is a great exercise and it has so many benefits for overall health.

– Consume more whole, fresh, healthy foods high in healthy fats, proteins and fiber.

It´s not about limitations, it´s about working on the root of the problem and not only treating the symptoms but targeting the cause.

If you´ve been dealing with your weight and want to improve it let us know what we can do for you, how we can help. Leave a comment down below and on Twitter, we´ll be happy to help.

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Pam

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