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Weight Loss For Your Health-2 concludes the article on being healthy, rather than looks as the motivation behind any weight loss program. Feeling better, thinking better and avoiding disease are the motivators that help us choose the right weight-loss method...a healthy lifestyle.

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Continued from Weight Loss For Your Health

Lose Weight To Avoid Disease:

Speaking of being healthier, avoiding disease is right on the top of that list.  In addition to the diseases I mentioned above, being fat causes or contributes to cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, depression, anxiety, phobia, rapid aging, allergies, and a host of other diseases.  If your weight loss goal is to be healthy and avoid disease, the last thing you would want to do is stress your body further with a weight-loss diet.  In fact, too few nutrients during a diet can cause many of the same diseases as being overweight.  Based on my symptoms and blood tests at the time, I contracted diabetes when I was thin (170 pounds), after losing over 55 pounds in 6 months on a high carb/low protein diet program.  My doctor never mentioned the high blood sugar, apparently because my weight wasn't out of control.  Our bodies don't react well to the bi-polar practice of eating way too much and correcting it by eating way too little.  It's a recipe for a health disaster. 

Lose Weight by Healthy Living:

Over the last 6 months, I've lost 20 pounds by eating the right balance of healthy, fresh foods and by getting lots of exercise, mostly aerobic.  Diabetes makes weight loss far more difficult because eating too few nutrients can cause a coma.  This disease has forced me to use the very weight loss method I recommend in my articles and on my web-site.  I expect to lose another 20 pounds over the next 6 months, then, to take about 9 months for the final 17 pounds, to reach my goal of 180.  It's taking so long, because I'm replacing body fat with muscle, rather than just starving both on a traditional weight-loss diet.  When you do this, you lose inches quickly, but weight slowly.  So, I look lighter than I weigh.  In my opinion, two things make this weight loss method superior to any other I've tried.  The first is the fact that I haven't given up any kind of food.  All I've done is eat the good tasting "bad" stuff less often.  Pizza once every couple months, for instance.  The second thing is, when I reach my goal I won't need to change a thing.  The same eating and exercise that got me there will keep me there.

When you're deciding on a weight loss program, make sure you have the right motives for losing weight.  If you lose weight to be feel better, think better, live longer and avoid'll make the right choices for a healthy lifestyle.  If your looks are the primary motive, you could lose your health...and your good looks.    

If you're looking to improve your health and fitness, you probably want a healthy life...including mind, body and spirit.  You can renew your mind and spirit with God's help.  He can heal the stuff your diet doesn't control.  If you want His help, go to Healing From God.

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