(how to get fit fast) September 11, 2001 marked the tenth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack, on American soil, in our history. I think it’s safe to say that officials, all over the country, but particularly in New Work were on high alert – fearful of another attack. So what does this have to […]
(how to get fit fast)
September 11, 2001 marked the tenth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack, on American soil, in our history. I think it’s safe to say that officials, all over the country, but particularly in New Work were on high alert – fearful of another attack. So what does this have to do with “How to Get Fit”?
Well, at the risk of seeming crass I would suggest that, far from a terrorist attack, we have much more to fear from a cheeseburger.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nearly 34% of Adults and, more alarming, between 16 and 33% of adolescents are obese. The unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths per year – no, that’s not a misprint – 300,000!
So what do we do? Clearly we have to be more conscientious and proactive about the issue. With that, I offer this – 3 tips on how to get fit fast. In the interest of time and brevity (I know you’re busy) I’ll only cover Tip # 1 in this posting and follow up with the others in subsequent articles.
How To Get Fit Fast – TIP # 1
Don’t diet. I’m sure you’ve heard by now that diets don’t work… but why? Well there are a couple of reasons. For one; they can have an adverse effect on your metabolism – slowing it to a crawl.
And number two; we have a psychological aversion to them. As soon as we restrict ourselves of foods we love, we have a tendency to crave them all the more.
So I suggest…
If you want to learn how to get fit fast you have to learn to manage your eating habits. Instead of eating two slices of pizza only eat one. Instead of drinking sugar-laden soft drinks, opt for water or a diet beverage.
- User smaller plates; we have been conditioned to “finish our food”. Which usually means, no matter how much is there, we eat it. You’ll usually find that if there’s less food, on the plate, you’ll eat less. Wait at least 20 minutes before you dive into “seconds”. You’ll usually find that if you just wait, you won’t want the second helping after all.
- Make wise substitutions without, necessarily sacrificing flavor.
For example I love buttered popcorn. So instead of giving it up – I switched to mini-bags – less than half the calories but all the flavor.