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Lose weight faster by going green

Junk food pollutes the environmnt and makes you gain weight.
Junk food pollutes the environmnt and makes you gain weight.
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Is it possible to lose weight faster, while going green? Absolutely. There are many green habits that promote healthy weight loss while saving the earth. If you really want to make a difference and shed pounds at the same time, there are plenty of things you can do. You can start by taking a walk in the fresh air.


Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for those looking to lose weight fast. It's also a very green activity. By walking to the store instead of driving, you keep harmful pollution at bay. You also get a lot of exercise, carrying those heavy bags back from the store. Remember, I didn't say it would be easy. I just said you can lose weight faster by going green.

Eliminate junk food waste

One of the best ways to lose weight faster is by eliminating junk food from our diets. Coincidentally, this is also a great way to go green. Why? By eliminating junk food from our diets, we also eliminate junk food waste from the environment. Our environment is designed to clean itself to some extent. Unfortunately, mother nature never figured in the massive waste that comes from all the junk food consumed on a daily basis.

Grow it yourself

One way to go green and lose weight faster is to grow our own food. By growing and eating organic produce, we up the nutritional content of our food and save the environment as well. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides used in mass production of food are killing the environment and the people who call it home. Plus, there's the exercise. Eating close to nature is one of the best ways to lose weight faster.

Make it yourself

Convenience foods like frozen, boxed or otherwise packaged meals cause a lot of landfill waste. Why not learn to cook your favorite foods without the prepackaged convenience foods? Cooking meals yourself allows you to control the ingredients to lose weight faster. It also uses more energy, for even more weight loss.

Old fashioned chores

Food is not the only thing that's far too convenient these days. Electric appliances and harsh chemicals have made all our chores just a little easier. Unfortunately, these little conveniences use a lot of resources and cause a lot of pollution. How about doing chores the old fashioned way at least several times a week? This can add up to a lot of energy savings. Going green with chores also gives muscles a work out for faster weight loss. Go green to save the earth and lose weight faster in the process.

Portions of this article were previously published on a now closed Yahoo! property.

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