Diet, and dieting aids, is a multibillion dollar industry in the United States. This will come as no real surprise because many, many studies from both government and private researchers have documented the rapidly rising rates of obesity in nearly all segments of the population.
Both of these facts seem to be at odds with each other. Using one hand, we seem to be obsessed with how much we weigh and are willing to spend vast levels of money on nearly every product or service that claims to greatly help us lose our unwanted pounds. Yet, on another hand, there are a great many credible reports that, nationally, we continue to cultivate fatter. hcg diet
I do believe the disconnect between both is that even though we desperately desire to weigh less than we do, we're unable, or unwilling, to make the lifestyle choices necessary to not gain weight in the first place. As a culture, we appear to want to call home a life of culinary abandon and eat everything we wish and then be able to purchase a slim body without fuss or muss.
As circumstantial evidence, I point out a recently available article in the New York Times. The article itself is an examination of the continuing popularity of the faddish HCG diet despite any real evidence that it actually works. The writer reports on a single woman who injects herself daily with HCG within a 500 calorie a day diet.
Briefly, this really is crazy in the extreme. Any reputable dietician will tell you that a middle aged female requires somewhere around 1,400 calories daily to keep up current weight and will begin to slim down when calories are on a about 1,100 daily. For the woman outlined in the NY Times article, she doesn't need HCG at all, at 500 calories a day, she's starving herself already.
The clear answer to losing weight is not spending hundreds or tens of thousands of dollars on questionable "miracle" programs. The clear answer is to choose to stick with an acceptable and healthy diet and not disregard the nutritional needs your body has. hcg diet
Put another way, our species is rolling out over thousands of years and has survived higher than a few challenges along the way. Our latest challenge, at the least in the west, is that we do not get enough exercise and don't eat at all correctly. That is, what we truly need for the body to work well.
Typically, we ingest way too much red meat, too many carbohydrates, and an excessive amount of sugar. We don't eat nearly enough fruits, vegetables, whole grains, or fish. Instead of preparing our own meals, we too often set off to the closest junk food vendor. Instead of exercising, we lay on our couches and watch others play games.