If you ask ten of your friends, family members or colleagues, how many do you think will say yes to the question if they would like to lose some weight? It depends of course, but normally we should not be surprised if half or more of the people wish they could lose some weight.
There is a tranche of the population that is very fit or athletic, people who love a sport or activity like karate or squash, or just running. Most of these people do not need to lose weight as they are fit already and quite happy with their body, but how many people are like that? 10% of the people is a rough guess, it could be a bit more, but not over 20%. Basically we are left with 80% or more of adults that are not particularly in good shape.
For the most part these people are not very enthusiastic about practicing a sport, or they are too busy with their work and personal schedule to find the time to really get into it, except maybe 1 or 2 hours per week at the gym doing some cardio, but this is not going to be enough to make you look gracious. These people wish they had a better looking body, but it is not at the top of their priorities to make it happen.
The other important component of this equation is nutrition, and things have changed a lot in the past hundred years. Nowadays we are all constantly bombarded with commercials about various delicious food temptations here and there. The emphasis is not if such food products promoted by the big food companies are healthy or how healthy they are. No, what is sold is great tasting, juicy, sweet, crunchy pleasures to the tongue. And as we all know there is an epidemic of obesity in this country as a consequence.
In short the way modern life is structured for the majority is that it leads to a lack of exercise combined with an imbalanced diet with too much sugar content. This was not so in the past as physical activity was always a part of life and processed food did not exist. On average people were not that fat in previous centuries, but now they are. And they are not happy about it! It is not their choice to be so obese and so unhealthy, it just happened.
When they realize one day how much weight they have gained since they were younger and fitter, they look all over the Internet to find a quick remedy. But is there such a thing? Or is it a matter of lifestyle change? This is what we will discuss on this blog, so keep posted.