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Weight Loss & Maintenance
Why more problems with weight now?
The “obesity epidemic” has occurred over the past two to three decades. Genetics have not changed, nor has individual responsibility waned that much over this relatively short period of time. So what has caused it? Consider the changes that have occurred during the past 30 years:
- Increasingly easy access to an abundance of food. Fast food eateries and restaurants, many with 24-hour service, have greatly increased in number over the past 3 decades, in order to cater to the fast-paced lifestyles that have evolved. Vending machines are ubiquitous, offering high-calorie snacks that can be accessed at the touch of a button.
- Consumption influencers flourish! We are constantly bombarded by cues to eat, whether it be marketing campaigns, social events, stress or emotional eating.
- Decrease of physical activity. Most jobs today require little physical activity. Screen time has increased due to computer and mobile gaming devices, and an endless variety of television shows via satellite service. Also, communities are built for automobile travel instead of walking. They have no sidewalks, crosswalks, stop lights/signs, and far-away malls have replaced local stores.
But you can lose weight and keep it off!
Yes, there are thousands of ways to lose weight. The trick is to keep it off and be healthy. It can be done. You don’t have to sacrifice your favorite foods. You don’t have to limit the types of foods you eat, or practice eating habits that you would never want to continue for the rest of your life.
Use current, science-based practices to successfully accomplish your weight-loss goals.
If you would like to lose weight and keep it off, contact David Rath Nutrition. A registered dietitian will work with you to incorporate an eating plan that takes into account your individual circumstances, including current eating habits, working hours, support systems and other life conditions that are unique to you. Losing weight and keeping it off is a journey. Prepare for it by acquiring the knowledge, skills, tools and support you need to successfully complete it. YOU CAN DO IT!