Too often, we are reactive to our bathroom scales.
We see the number creeping up and up, and eventually we decide that enough is enough. It may remind you of the boiling frog metaphor… If you throw a frog in boiling water, it will immediately jump out. If you throw that same frog in cool water and slowly bring it to a boil, the frog will stay put. Eventually, the frog succumbs to the boiling water without moving a muscle.
…While you’re certainly no frog, there are some parallels.
Obesity kills and according to the CDC 2 in 3 American adults (age 20+) are either overweight or obese. Most people would attribute their weight gain to years of poor eating habits and lack of exercise, which leads to dieting. Over 23% of Americans (2009) are on a diet at any given time and spend roughly $60 billion dollars a year on weight loss related products, according to the market research & analysis firm Market Data Enterprises. Unfortunately, most diets fail which leads to a lot of wasted time, money and disappointed dieters.
What’s the take away?
Dieting is expensive and difficult, unreliable and not something you would wish upon your worst enemy. Right? So, why put your self in a position where you have to go on a diet? Instead of being reactionary be proactive with your weight management. Use portion control to keep from overeating and gaining weight that you will eventually want to lose.
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