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Molokai Fitness: Why Are We Getting Overweight?

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By Ayda Ersoy

Do we get fat because we overeat? Or do we overeat because our fat tissue and our genetics effect our body and cause it to accumulate excess fat? Actually both are true to some extent.  Remember that anything that you eat that’s beyond your immediate need for energy creates new body fat.

A study by Colorado University showed that one third of all women and one quarter of all men in the U.S. are on a diet right now! I could tell you endless reasons why we struggle with our weight, and why being overweight is connected with so many other health problems, but here are a few of them: Increased portion size of restaurant food and grocery products; Mislabeling on the packaged food; Artificial sweeteners; Soft drinks; Consuming many more calories than we need; Sedentary lifestyle; Increased intake of processed food; Increased sugar intake; Using food for our emotional needs, or giving it as a “gift” to our kids; We are not paying attention to our bodies actual need for food.

Most importantly, though, is that we are forgetting to eat real food. Real food means single ingredients, not processed, packaged, pre-prepared food.

What if you start by changing just one reason. If you can see how much benefit you’ll get from just changing one thing, you definitely can!

Think about it this way: food is your fuel, the energy your body needs to keep going. You can learn about the right types of food that fit your body type. Educate yourself, and learn which foods are better for your body.Wouldn’t it be great to get your life in control? To be free from dieting? To not have to think about food all the time?

Remember everything is your choice. Maybe just we need to take responsibility, and decide what we can do now?

I am here for you, to help and teach you about the correct food choices and a healthy lifestyle. This is the reason I’m holding free nutrition workshops every couple of weeks, with the next one on Nov. 18. My goal is to educate you with the science behind nutrition, so you are able to help yourself and your ohana.

Also I have great news for you. If you want to be healthy and lose weight then please email me/ Tell me your story, your diet history, why you want to lose weight, and what is your motivation. I would like to give away my 50-day program here on Molokai for free! Keep in mind that you will need to work closely with me. But don’t worry. I will be next to you all the way on your journey. And it’s fine if you don’t want to tell anyone — this can be totally anonymous, I will not give your name anywhere, I respect your decision. I just want to help!

We all deserve a healthy, happy life. So keep smiling and stay healthy!

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