I know you’re busy, but I promise after you read this message, the take home will be well worth it.
Over the weekend I was cleaning up my emails, one of them caught my eyes, it is about a recent studies on global obesity and the direct link to “common cancers,” which are cancers the Center For Disease Control deems “lifestyle-preventable,” a least most common cancers.
Guess what I read from the email?
“Obesity rates worldwide have doubled in the last three decades.”
DOUBLED. In just 30 YEARS.
Being obese is painful enough by itself, personally I understand it, EVERYTHING is painful – emotionally and physically.
Here have some more information about it.
Two counterparts to the London-based study confirmed:
“About a third of all common cancers in the United States, China and Britain could be prevented each year if people ate healthier food, drank less alcohol and exercised more, health experts said on Friday.”
This may sound like common sense, but cancer is SO complex it’s really hard to narrow down simple lifestyle changes to a prevention for 1/3 of all common cancers.
Yet that’s exactly what the data shows.
These “common cancers” are referred to as “Fat cancers …”
Yes. FAT CANCERS.
Honestly I’ve never heard the term until reading the study, but there it was, plain as day.
“So-called ‘fat cancers’ are usually associated with wealthy countries are becoming more common in the developing world, too, according to new reports.”
So GREAT. Now the rest of the world is catching up with the U.S.A – and this is the absolute worst trend to catch on to.
Frankly, most people don’t even think about global obesity or getting cancer when they order out or scarf down that extra doughnut.
As you might know, the excess bodyfat causes so many painful emotional conditions, ranging from not being comfortable in your own clothes (and even more uncomfortable out of them) to being depressed and socially isolated etc.
Too much bodyfat drains away the amount of life you can live. Not just from “fat cancers”, but also by affecting the zest and enthusiasm we apply to living.
So, what are the “cue for fat” then? The email suggested:
Always begin with dietary changes, NOT exercise!
Because diet is by FAR the most important element to not only reducing bodyfat but also decreasing the risk for SO many ills.
Concentrate on making only ONE CHANGE at at time. Start with dietary changes.
As it suggested, here’s how to get started:
1. Take the portions of meat you eat and cut them into 3 parts. Eat two of the three, save the third part for later. SIMPLE.
2. Fill that extra space on your plate with a green vegetable. SIMPLE.
3. Take both your hands, hold them palms down and put your two pointer fingers together as if you’re making one big 10-fingered hand – that is how big your plate should be. The only thing taller than the height of your hand (about 1/2 to 3/4 inch) should be GREEN.
Now, eat as many of THOSE PLATES as you want every 3-4 hours.
Enjoy your favorite foods twice a week and take a long walk afterwards. Or go for Every The Other Day Diet Plan.
I hope this message inspire you A LOT and encourage you to Live FIT!