The easiest thing in the world is to gain weight; the hardest is to lose weight. Eating is surely one of the true pleasures in life and refraining from food has big physical and psychological implications that cannot be easily discarded. Nobody likes to have to give up a pleasure, which is why many people drift farther and farther into fat without doing anything to stop that process. However, recent data showed that the body does not respond to diets as doctors thought it should respond. The body needs some time to adapt to changes, and diets are seen as lean periods that should be offset by making fat harder to burn. While the body is certainly the most complex instrument we have in our lives, it cannot discern between actual lean times and diets.
There’s another problem for the body: it’s the widespread use of fast food, snacks and soft drinks today. Fast food is highly powered food that tricks the stomach into calling for more despite the fact that one big burger is the caloric equivalent of an entire meal. Pretty amazing, huh? This giant burger is usually not enough to fill the stomach of an adult person, so most people eat more than one and wash it down with soft drinks. Those soft drinks are little more than sugared water. This surely is an unfortunate way of eating, since the body gets way more than it needs from big burgers and those soft drinks. The sedentary lifestyles led by most urban residents mean that the excess calories will certainly be stored as fat.
Another big threat to healthy life is snacks. Why is that? Because snacks bring too much calories and because they are readily available when your hunger strikes. Much better option for in-between meals is to eat some fruit. I know what you’re going to say: “But that doesn’t taste the same as chips or so…” Well that is true, but at least bananas or apples are much healthier for you than chips and similar.
One thing you should know is that habits can easily be kicked just as they easily take root. If you ignore the temptation that chips gives you, you will eventually lose interest in chips and you will get used to fruit. Maybe you already like fruits, but you are just too busy eating chips? Once chips are no longer part of your diet, you’ll find yourself wondering what was so good about them anyway!