Monday June 1, 2009 - Why can't I lose weight?

This is a question I've heard too many times to count. People hope for a simple straightforward answer, but the fact is there is not one. For each person the answer is different. As much as we try to simplify things, there is no getting around the fact that each person is different and requires a different approach if they are to be successful in losing weight.

Each day this week I'll briefly address some of the main reasons why you aren't losing weight. Those issues are diet, stress, and exercise. Here's just a few brief comments on what is most often the culprit....diet.

All diet means in this context is "what you eat". Most people will tell you they eat pretty well. However, as soon as you find out what they are actually eating you realize they eat pretty bad. Much of the time this is due to ignorance more than anything else. I could go on all day about what is wrong with people's diets, but in the interest of your time here are the major issues for almost everyone. Number one, they eat way too much for their activity level. Number two, they eat way too many processed "foods" (much of this stuff isn't actually food). Number three, they eat the wrong kinds and/or the wrong portions of nutrients. Again most of this is due to ignorance.

coffee, soda, alcohol, food that will last in your house for months.....food that if you look at it you can't think of where you might find it in nature (donuts don't grow anywhere that I know of)....

I'll get into the details tomorrow.....