Obesity rates have tripled in the past 30 years. The average lap band surgery costs approximately $14,000 USD. Ninety-eight percent of people who go on a diet will fail. The statistics are disheartening, but the problem lies in the fact that we aren’t teaching people how to incorporate diet and exercise into their lives so they can both enjoy it and sustain it; the two key factors to making any lifestyle change a permanent habit.
If you’ve read The New York Times bestseller lists, seen the talk shows, or heard the radio interviews, the Paleo Diet seems to be falling off of everyone’s lips as one of the latest diet fads. Grounded in the belief that we should return to the eating habits of our ancestors, the Paleo Diet advocates that you eat only real, whole, unprocessed foods. If a caveman couldn’t eat it, then neither should you.
The Paleo Diet doesn’t support consumption of items that fall under the categories of grains, dairy and legumes. Through these restrictions, the Paleo Diet creates a culture of fear and guilt within your diet program – two negative contributing factors that have the potential to set you up for failure. In today’s world, it is crucial that a modern diet take into account the natural evolution of human behavior and allow for mistakes, deviations, breaks, travel, life events, and trial and error. That’s just what the Live It diet and exercise program does – using Live It guidelines, you develop your own diet and exercise program that will work together for you and within the demands of your life so that you can achieve your health goals you and live your life–healthier, happier, longer.
Unless you have an allergy or a medical reason other than obesity, banning things like dairy, grains, and legumes from your diet or a piece of cake or pie on a special occasion just isn’t realistic. The Live It diet provides you with a basic and varied list of foods to eat and incorporate into your diet on a regular basis, but at the same time, doesn’t want you to beat yourself up when you eat a piece of cake at a friend’s wedding, or the pasta dish served at your neighbor’s dinner party. The Live It exercise program teaches you how to work on simple exercises you can do within your everyday activities such as waiting on line, sitting at your desk or watching television. The Live It way of life doesn’t want you to stress over the need to consistently isolate those full 30-60 minute stretches of time to devote to exercise several times per week. Please, don’t get me wrong, if you can dedicate the time routinely to exercise, that is wonderful, too. But, Live It makes room for you to accumulate shorter bursts of exercise over time and see the same results. We all encounter stairs, escalators, and other everyday fixtures in our lives but probably never considered them our opportunity to make them our fitness equipment.
The Live It diet and exercise program was designed with you in mind – unique, busy you, with your food weaknesses (we all have them – mine is frozen yogurt and smoothies) and over-scheduled calendar full of work and family commitments – so that you can set your goals, reach them and then exceed them! Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we delve deeper into how to begin living the Live It way of life.
Live It, Your Life—Healthier, Happier, Longer™ by Dr. Gary Clayman is a comprehensive life program that promotes wellness, strength, vigor, and longevity and combats obesity, cancer, and other chronic debilitating diseases so you can Live It, Your Life—Healthier, Happier, Longer™, the way it was meant to be, joyously.