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The real reasons diets fail - Part 2.2 - Keep Them Confused with Conflicting Information

The real reasons diets fail - Part 2.2 - Keep Them Confused with Conflicting Information

Confusion ingrained in our society is another example of how this nation is built to fail when it comes to dieting and living healthy.

Too much information makes some people feel empowered but realistically discourages most others when they become confused.  The definition of living healthy seems to be subjective making confusion inevitable.  That is why it is hard to keep on a diet or to live a healthy lifestyle. Either the food, science or philosophy of a diet will come into question discouraging people to continue it or keep them rolling into spending on different solutions to feed the greed machine.

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I'm Doing Another Challenge!

I'm Doing Another Challenge!

As some of you might have read, I'm doing another challenge. But this challenge is all about getting the steps in so it won't be any extra work. I already do 10,000 steps a day, so why not do a competition for something I'm already doing?

The United Healthcare Walk-A-Thon begins September 16 and runs for eight weeks. I was in last year's challenge and logged over 1,000,000 steps. I don't expect to get as many this time as last year, the challenge ran for 10 weeks... two extra weeks of steps. This year, each business competes with at least five people per team. My team consists of eight co-workers.

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Another Update... Maybe I'll Try P90X Instead

Another Update... Maybe I'll Try P90X Instead

After talking about the Lipo-Light procedure with a few friends, I decided to hold off and see if better strength training exercises will help. One option is the P90X exercise program by trainer Tony Horton. I know some people had good results with that program.

I'd rather not rush into something so expensive like Lipo-Light when I could get better results from training. I'm also thinking of getting a personal trainer.

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Update: Loose Skin After Weightloss

Update: Loose Skin After Weightloss

As I indicated in a previous post, I went to see a doctor about the loose skin after my weight loss. Just to remind you, after the weight loss, I was still left with a lot of skin in my belly area.

The doctor confirmed what I already thought... that I didn't need to lose any more weight. My body fat percentage is around 19 (it fluctuates up and down but it's around there) and my BMI is a little over 25. He thought this was perfect for my height. The subcutaneous fat that is still in my stomach won't go away with exercise or strength training. He recommended a process called Lipo-Light, a process where wavelengths trigger the body's own ability to break down fat. The body then releases fatty acids that are used by the body during exercise.

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Interview: Weight Loss Success Story! This crazy guy lost 180 pounds!

Here is an example of an outstanding weight loss success story. This individual went through many challenges in his life including many negative life choices which lead to his obesity, run-ins with the authorities and an unhealthy career choice. However through it all he overcame adversity and found a way to lose the weight! Watch the video to see his brief but touching interview which brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye!

Even after overcoming obesity, he still experiences the same problem that Rich Hubbard is dealing with... Loose Skin After Weight Loss.  Either way... If this guy can do it... SO CAN YOU!

All kidding aside... Stay tuned!  My next post in my series The real reasons why diets fail will be out sometime tomorrow!
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Recent Comments
Rich H.
Thank God my loose skin isn't like that guy! HAHA! I only have to deal with a bulge in the stomach! ... Read More
Monday, 26 August 2013 21:55
Scott Sulkazi
Very true! This guys is so bad it looks like a wing suit.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:52