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Weight Control Solved in a Snap

For many of us, as we reach our 30s and 40s it's far too common to find ourselves with widening middles and a larger size hanging in the closet. In some cases we have 2 or 3 sets of "fat" clothes to accommodate the different sizes we cycle through. And next we find ourselves looking for easy and quick ways to lose weight.

But before you go after any of the quick ways to lose weight, take time to figure out how you got here in the first place. If you don't, you'll probably gain back whatever you lose.

So . . . what causes weight gain? Sometimes it really is genetic or related to a medical condition. But for most of us it's because our metabolism has slowed down; we spend much more time sitting at a desk and in front of the TV; we've adopted dreadful eating habits; our level of physical activity has plummeted; and the stress of daily life is another contributor. Stress drives us to seek out high-fat and high-calorie comfort foods.

Or perhaps we take the short cut on dinner to save time . . . we order too much carry-out. Or our diet is all quick out-of-the-box preprocessed meals. And for women it may also be the weight gain from having children.

The point is, it all adds up to weight gain. And it can sneak up on you with 5 to 10 pounds per year. Then when you finally realize your clothing size has increased by one, two or four sizes, it's a tough reality to deal with. So now what?

You have to look at all the options and there sure are a lot of options. This is when you start searching for quick ways to lose weight.

Buying into and following the latest diet craze is always appealing. Looking at those young toned bodies running on the beach and remembering when you were among them makes fad diets difficult to resist. The problem with most of these diets is that they are only a temporary fix. You're not curing the problem. You're only treating the symptom.

To really fix the weight gain issue you need to take a good look at your life. Are you at a desk job? Are you home with kids all day? Do you eat out for lunch? Do you eat on the road while traveling to work and running errands? All these factors play into weight gain for adults.

The answer to weight control is a snap. And I bet you've heard it a hundred times before: eat less and exercise more.

Simply put into place and take action upon these easy to follow lifestyle changes. These changes will also increase your level of success with any other quick ways to lose weight you find.

To start with, take a hard and critical look at the food you're eating. Turn over the labels and read what a serving size is and how many calories are in a serving. A reasonable target is to consume around 1500 calories a day. At this level if you follow the label you'll do fine. [Remember: consult with your health care provider to determine what diet plan is right for you.]

At 1500 calories most of us will lose weight. An added bonus is that at 1500 calories per day you have some room for error. Such as when that extra cookie sneaks into your mouth.

Next . . . get up and move. Remember you don't need to join an expensive gym or invest in dozens of exercise tapes - just get up and move. Start with parking farther away from the office. Then put a leash on the dog and go for a walk after dinner.

Start with 5 minutes if you won't do anything else and then move up. In the beginning it may be hard to complete a mile but if you stick to it in a few months you'll be walking a few miles with no problem and losing weight. Being active is definitely one of the quick ways to lose weight.

Follow these extremely simple steps:
- Pay attention to what you eat
- Get up and move; add in more physical activity

If you make these two changes . . . your waistline and over all health will improve in a sustainable way. Success with any of the quick ways to lose weight depends on getting these 2 changes right. You'll be able to throw away those "fat" clothes for good!

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