What does it take for people to see that their health routines are wrong? You often hear a person who is overweight complain about not being able to take off the extra weight. They claim they’re doing everything right: they go to the gym at 5AM four or five times a week; drink only diet soda – and lots of it. They don’t eat any fat whatsoever. So, what’s wrong?
We are all being bombarded with solutions to the problem in magazines and on TV, but one key factor is getting in the way. Most of us believe what we want to believe, whether the topic is health, politics or relationships. Ask yourself this: is what I am doing working?
When a person doesn’t get enough sleep, the body interprets what is going on as an emergency state. It then stores more food, like a squirrel getting ready for winter. Another critical event occurs – the body doesn’t produce enough of human growth hormone. It is needed to replenish each cell of your body to keep on rebuilding each cell of your body.
In 1850 the average American slept nine and one half hours. In 1900 he/she slept around nine hours, in 1950 it was about eight hours. Can you see where this is headed?’
You can’t go to bed at 11PM or 10PM and get up before 5AM and expect your body and brain to function properly. And don’t expect to shed pounds; it just doesn’t work! And you’re jeopardizing your health. So many Americans actually brag about sleeping very little each night.
This writer used to work seventy hours a week plus travel and still get almost eight hours of sleep each night. Check your priorities and facts; arrive at a valid syllogism.
Get more sleep! You’ll feel better and you’ll lose weight
There is a lot of evidence against diet sodas, but stop the pop, period! In order to process fat soluble vitamins, A and E, you need some fat in your diet.
Many non-fresh items have corn syrup in it. That is the biggest culprit!
This 77 year old writer weights 160 lbs, that’s 15 lbs more than what he weighed at age 20. Some people have a faster metabolism, you say? Bologna! Cut back on processed foods and get some sleep. Exercise is of course necessary, but it isn’t the total solution.