Quick Weight Loss: Why do so many put looks above health?
While browsing the Internet earlier today, I decided to take a look at Google Trends, a site that shows you the most popular searches currently taking place on the web. The number one search right now, as I type, is "Quick Weight Loss Center". Don't people know better by now?
I can definitely understand the desire for instant gratification. The lure of it is strong, which is why teenagers need parents. But once we become adults, especially as we age, we have to weigh instant gratification against potential risks such as anything that may make us less healthy. Quick Weight Loss not only never works in the long run but it can damage our health if done too often.
There is one sure-fire way of losing weight: eat healthy and exercise. It isn't easy, but it is simple. I was reading what Rush Limbaugh had to say about the diet he used to lose 58 pounds. He said that it is so complicated he can't even explain it. Anything that complicated is bound to be short-lived. And since repeated weight loss and gain are linked to slower metabolism, by using these quick diets that don't last, it becomes harder to lost weight in the long run.
I tried many of these diets when I was young. Luckily I wasn't very successful so I never had a big weight loss and gain. Being at an age now where health concerns are more on the mind than ever, I try to think of my health instead of my weight. While my weight is a part of how healthy I am, the ways that I try to control it are different when I look at it this way. Do you find that you are thinking of your health more as you get older? Were you always like that?
This is an original 50-Something Moms Blog post.