There are a lot of overweight people in the world, and this is becoming a bigger and bigger problem, pardon the pun. There are many reasons why this is happening, and I think technology has a hand in it. We have so many machines and devices in our homes that do things for us, just to make room for other things. People don’t have to be as active as they used to be, and I know there are days when I don’t get the exercise that I need. The problem for those who want to lose weight is knowing who you should trust and what you should do.
For the most part, there are thousands of products out there that are aimed at those who want to lose weight. The problem is that many of these products and services can claim they can do things for you, but there is no proof to back up their words. This doesn’t seem to bother many people, but it bothers me. These products can be quite expensive, but those who want to lose weight will plop down large amounts of their hard earned money to try them, only to be disappointed.
There is little to no regulation in the diet industry. People repackage the same old things that have not worked in the past, put new package colors on the box, put a new spin on them, and then send them out to stores with new promises. Most of these promises are empty. If you were to go into the home of anyone who has tried to lose weight you will probably find stacks of opened but barely-used diet products in their cupboards. These companies target people who want to lose weight and make a fortune doing so, yet no one seems to be losing anything.
You can try supplements to control your appetite or to give you energy, but they aren’t going to do anything unless you get moving. Cutting calories will help, but it will only get you so far. You have to move, and you have to try to do it daily. You can involve your kids if you don’t think you have the time to do it alone. If you want to lose weight and want to involve your children, make sure you put a different spin on it. Talk about health and longevity, not about sizes and numbers on the scale. Make it something you all do together to have a better life without fixating on body size.