• Why Am I Still Not In Shape?

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    If you’re active and knowledgeable about health and fitness, but still aren’t in the shape you think you could be, you’re probably just missing one or two crucial things.

    You try to eat well and exercise. You’re pretty smart and knowledgable about fitness. You know what you need to do.

    But you still don’t look — or feel — the way you want to.

    Here’s the good news: this is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, you’re probably a lot closer than you think.

    And, in this post, I’ll share two key strategies for getting on track.

    It started with a Facebook message

    “I work out a lot, but I still have this layer of fat around my stomach. Can you look at my photos? What do you think I should do?”

    That was the last paragraph in a Facebook message I got recently, sent by a gentleman I met at a fitness seminar.

    Now, being …

    Refining that message may require delving deeper in what Americans are eating, and addressing the balance between the amount of calories that we eat and the amount we burn off daily through physical activity. Even though fast food consumption is down, Americans may be eating unhealthy calories elsewhere. Overall, people are not consuming the majority of their meals at fast food. Even-though maybe fast food has decreased, the majority of calorie consumption is not from the fast food restaurants. Looking at portion sizes and what people are getting in the home and the nutrition and health from those foods, should be another focus as to why the obesity rate is continuing to climb. And while eating less is a good way to start addressing the obesity epidemic, it may be that slimming the national waistline means we also have to boost the amount of exercise we get every day.



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