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Top 5 Reasons Americans Are Overweight

Jun 23, 2008
To understand how to lose weight, one must first understand the basics of why we grow fat in the first place. You cannot cure a problem by managing its symptoms, you first have to understand the source of the problem and only then, can you begin to take the proper steps to reverse the effects. So the real question to ponder is WHY am I fat and how did I get that way.

Have you ever wondered why an estimated 40% of Americans suffer from Obesity or Obesity related illness? Think about it, 4 out of every 10 people are overweight in this country. Its not surprising when you take a closer look at the world we live in.

Americans simply do not live very active, healthy lives. We eat drink and sleep in excess. We often choose fast food over home prepared whole foods or for some of us we start the day with a cup of coffee and eat a large dinner late when we get home from work. If we are lucky we take lunch a few times a week. Its no wonder we are gaining weight more now than ever before.

Overtime our bodies natural system for processing and eliminating the waste stops working effectively. You see the body is, among other things, designed to be a perfectly made filtration system. What goes in, must come out. If you are not experiencing at least 3 bowel movements every day you are carrying and storing dangerous toxins and exposed to the harmful effects from these toxins in the form of disease or illness. Even a chronic feeling of fatigue can be linked to this.

Your liver protects you from these toxins, but if the bowels stop eliminating regularly, then the liver is set to the task of finding someplace to store these dangerous toxins. It then signals the body to create fat cells to store toxins so that they do not spill into our system and damage our organs and tissue.

You see, your body creates fat cells to protect you from the toxins caused by the waste stuck inside you.

Ok, now for the gross stuff, but important nonetheless. Humans who suffer from being overweight or obese are actually victims of the bodies natural defense mechanism. The reason diets do not work for 95% of those that try them is because they do not focus on what the cause of the weight gain is. Waste elimination is a vital part of our bodies natural functioning and if it breaks down, we get fat. It is as simple as that.

Recent research has shown that by periodic colon cleansing you can help to remove the built up waste and toxins stuck inside you right now. This type of cleansing causes the mucous layer or plaque build up in your colonic lining to flush out, like the shedding of dead skin to leave a clean and renewed lining that can function properly. The other important reason to get this stuff out of you ASAP is that this waste not only poisons the body but festers various parasites that live in our bowels, disgusting I know, but very true. Once the bowels are cleansed the body then does not need the fat cells it created to store overages of toxins, so the body naturally begins the process of healing itself and the fat begins to melt away.

Studies have been shown that humans can hold in as much as 100 lbs of waste in their system, especially those suffering from extreme obesity. Thats toxic weight! Not to mention the added fat your body piled on protecting you from the toxins in the first place.

So the Top 5 Reasons Americans are overweight along with solutions to each:

1. Poor Diet - Eat whole foods, avoid processed foods
2. Lack of Exercise - Walk 20 minutes a day, take the stairs
3. Poor Metabolic Functions - Eat 5 Small Meals Throughout Day and Have Last Meal 3 Hours Before Bed
4. Fad Diets - They do not work, in some cases they worsen the bodies ability to naturally regulate its own weight.
5. Lack of knowledge available to the public about why we get FAT.

The Solution to long lasting weight lose is to first make sure your natural digestive system has its best chances of functioning properly. A annual cleansing routine will help to maintain a healthy body and along with results comes the desire to eat better and live a more active lifestyle.

Visit your local health store for more good advice and good luck in your journey to a healthier weight and please take action soon, your health depends on it!
About the Author
J.Hoskins lives in S.California with his wife. Entrepreneur, Financial consultant and Travel writer, he has seen, first hand, the miracle of Dr. Gudakunst's research. To Learn more feel free to visit my site for more information: http://www.hoskinsglobal.com
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