Most have gotten so used to overeating that they will not eat at places that serve normal servings. Normal serving are suppose to be a little smaller than the size of you fist. Instead most have chosen to eat at only "all u can eat places" an do just thateat all you can.
Overeating is a trend that is growing. More and more people are becoming not just overweight, but morbidly obese which means that they have a BMI (body mass index) of 40 or more. As we age, our metabolisms do slow down somewhat making it easier to hold onto our weight. Coupled with that is the fact that many people simply don't do as much physically as they once did and these factors combined can really make the pounds add up.
As people get older, particularly in their 40's, they often are told that it's ok to slow down, they are made to think that they are old and therefore don't need to push themselves physically. Unfortunately, that's simply not true. If you don't have underlying health issues and take care of yourself, you should be able to stay active well into your 70's and beyond. Don't let your age become your excuse.
Most people are only too familiar with the side effects of overeating. We can't hardly turn on the t.v. without hearing some report or another telling us about the latest study on what harmful effects being overweight can cause. What we don't tend to hear quite as much about are the psychological effects of obesity. Women who are overweight will very often have self esteem issues, they are more prone to stay in bad or abusive relationships, and to be passed over for promotions or generally be treated poorly in the workplace.
All of these factors, both the physical and emotional, are good reasons why it's important to lose weight and get in better, healthier, shape. Of course, it's not that easy. It will require a commitment from you to make changes and it's not about a temporary 'diet' or a 6 week cardio class. It's about committing to making lifelong lifestyle changes so not only can you get in good shape, you can stay that way for the rest of your life.
While it might take some work, don't make it harder than it has to be. One very common pitfall that you have to be careful to avoid is buying into some product that claims you can lose weight quickly and easily without making changes. While there are some great eating plans, exercise plans and maybe even a supplement or two that can help, every one of them will depend on you making the needed changes to your life.
No pill in the world can help you magically shed pounds if you're sitting on your butt in front of the t.v. eating all night long, but what it can do is allow you to get overly excited about something that is doomed to failure and eventually cause you to get discouraged and give up. To make sure you can have long term success keep your expectations realistic. You will be doing yourself a favor. Sorry to be so blunt but the sooner you face up to reality and stop looking for a quick fix that doesn't really exist anyway and instead focus on making real changes, than you'll have amazing results and success.
These tips can help anyone get in better shape, not just morbidly obese women. Just get started today so you can have a lot more tomorrows.
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