Lock-Down Weight Gain
It’s over, we’re free and the lockdown has lifted. The days are getting longer, brighter and hopefully warmer. It’s time to break out our sun-catching summer clothes to have us looking our attractive best. Yet for many of us the unthinkable has happened. Those tasty take-away foods, the over-indulging in junk food, increased alcohol intake and the lack of regular exercise has transformed our body.
Unfortunately this is one transformation we don’t want. Those extra pounds of fat now covering our natural good shape are a price we never intended to pay for our indulgence during the lockdown. The belt we find hard to buckle on our favourite jeans is often the first sign that things are going off course. It’s a bit shocking when we then see saggy bits appear in our mirror as our shape changes into to something not to our liking.
Turning to the Net for Help
We then often hit the internet for an answer to this.
- How to lose weight fast.
- How to lose weight in 7 days without exercise
- The best way to lose weight.
- The easy way to lose weight.
- Weight loss pills.
- Best diets to lose weight fast.
These are just some of the questions we ask to help us get back on track. The trouble is there is so much information available to us it can be very confusing. And not all of it is accurate.
Looking for Good Role Models
We look to famous celebrity role models that have lost weight. These can be movie stars, singers, sportspeople, TV personalities etc. They can lose some amazing amounts of weight yet often in the process lose some of their curves or muscle that made them so attractive. Ok the plastic surgery and botox can cover up a lot. Yet did you ever see their necks? How skinny and old they can look!
For decades Hollywood has been famous for getting out-of-shape actors and actresses into shape in double quick time for movie roles. Unfortunately this has not always been to the benefit of the health of the celebrity. The tabloids and magazines will tell their story of the weird, wild or wonderful things they have done to get into shape. It’s good press for them. Yet the same press can often show some very unflattering pictures of the same celebrity a few months later when they are not in their best shape or health-wise. Maybe these celebs are not the best role models after all.
Pandemic Weight Change Research
Results of the American Psychological Association Pandemic Study throw some interesting light on our Pandemic Weight change. This study conducted online between Feb 19 and 24 of this year surveyed 3013 adults’ aged 18+ that live in the US.
Key Findings of This Study Include:
- 61% of Adults had an undesirable weight change.
- 42% gained more weight than intended.
- With this group the average increase was 29lbs. (The typical median gain being 15lbs)
- 18% of participants had an undesirable weight loss.
A change of weight can be a common symptom of people experiencing difficulty in dealing with mental health challenges. The pandemic lockdown is one such challenge.
The Confusing World of Weight Loss
Now more than ever we are being bombarded by the media with newer and better ways to lose weight and get in shape. We have vegetable soup diets, low calorie diets, fat-free diets, low carb diets, ketogenic diets etc. We also have different slimming clubs and organizations, gyms and exercise routines. But how successful are these really? Despite these wonders (even before the Pandemic), we appear to be getting more and more out of shape.
The World Health Organization coined the term Globesity for the worrying health threat that overweight and obesity has on our world. Obesity can be a risk factor in serious health problems. These include diabetes, heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, to name but a few. This is not the direction we want to be going in. What is going on here then? What can we do?
Our Best Efforts Come to Nothing
We can drive ourselves crazy looking for the best way to lose weight? This can make us panic and do things to lose weight. We can take appetite suppressants, slimming pills, go on extreme diets etc. Unfortunately many of these only work short term and often can have a bad rebound effect. This can leave us worse than before. After all that time, money and effort, it is such a drag.
Almost 50 Years and Still Going Strong
For almost 50 years Dr Tony Quinn has been involved in helping get people into shape. In that time many of our customers have taken up the healthy lifestyle we promote and have been using it for decades. We don’t want to just help get you in shape for a month or a year. We would like to encourage you to make meaningful health changes. These changes can help stack the odds on your side for your to stay in your best possible shape for the rest of your life. This involves a lifestyle change.
10 Core Secrets to Successful Weight Loss
Here are a few tips to help you lose weight and be in your best healthy shape:
- Eat food in as near to its natural state as possible e.g. Lean free-range grass-fed meat, fresh fish, (not the farmed variety), free range poultry, wholegrain bread, whole grains (oatmeal, brown rice etc) quinoa, fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Avoid junk food: Cakes biscuits, sweets, chocolate, ice-cream, sugar, sugary drinks etc.
- Cut down on processed foods: White bread, white rice, white pasta, pizzas, take-aways, fast food etc.
- Switch from thick sauces and gravies to using herbs and virgin olive oil to season.
- Eat protein at every meal.
- Eat 3 moderate-sized meals a day.
- Always have a breakfast. If you are to miss a meal make it supper.
- Exercise 2 to 3 times a week for 20 to 30 minutes. (Work out in the gym, play tennis, golf, football etc).
- Don’t calorie count; instead concentrate on eating natural foods.
- Aim to lose fat and gain firm tissue. This helps give best shape.
These steps can really help kick start you in the right direction in your goal to getting in your best shape.
Help From another Direction
For many it can be hard to get themselves motivated to make the necessary changes to get themselves in shape.
An ideal way around this is to include some special health supplements that help support our body’s own natural fat burning process. These include the “Dynamic Duo” Amino-Or and Amino-Energise (Educohealth: Day and Night Weight Loss Pack). They have proven very popular with our weight conscious customers for almost 25 years.
A Totally New Level of Diet Support
For those who want to take their getting in shape to a different level the “You to SuperYou” Box is a great option. It contains the “Dynamic Duo” Amino-Or and Amino-Energise as well as the delicious high protein sachets that help keep staying on a better diet much easier. It also contains a unique healthy eating plan featuring special protein recipe suggestions, shopping lists and useful healthy tips. Our customers just love the variety and tastiness of the programme.
The First Steps in a New You
Now is an ideal opportunity for you to not only regain your former shape but to turn a new leaf and achieve a much higher level of health and shape. Let us in Tony Quinn Educohealth help you with this. For starters try doing as much of the 10 Weight Loss Secrets mentioned earlier to help get you on track. They can really help start the ball rolling for you.
Invaluable Diet Support
We have the power to sculpture our perfect shape in our mirror. All we have to do is mobilize that power inside of our self. When we do, it can be a defining moment in our life. This can allow us to wear our figure-hugging clothes and smile happily at ourselves as our great shape takes form in our new mirror reflection. Think of the great sense of achievement and confidence it would mean for you to achieve this special goal.
Follow the steps and also check out what the “You to SuperYou” box can do for you on this special journey.
Lock Down Weight Gain by Hugh Chambers
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