I guess that is the main theory most go by for weight loss, eat less or change to a different diet along with exercise more, and see if the changes lead to loosing weight and improved health. I believe the theory does help some with weight loss in the short term. Improved health is subjective.
Improvements are needed with the main theory though. Long term I’ve read some believe up to 90% of dieters put the weight back on over time, to varying degrees. It’s a frustration for a great many working to loose weight.
When it comes to health, one problem people have is with the way our medical system markets its self. It simply is difficult to be healthy. I thought this a nice article on that issue.
You absolutely cannot be healthy any more – it’s official
I have been waiting for some time now before it became officially impossible to be healthy. In recent years the boundaries of health have been inexorably squeezed tighter and tighter. Recently, they snapped shut. The land of the healthy now no longer exists. Tis but a memory.
I wondered if it would be cholesterol that would obliterate health first, but it turned out to be blood pressure. This was pretty much second favourite in my book.
As with many areas of ‘health’ the definition of a healthy blood pressure has fallen and fallen. A few years ago we had go to the stage of a condition known as pre-hypertension. A state of having a high blood pressure that wasn’t really high, but represented an ill-defined danger of some sort. This pressure was set at 115/75mmHg. Far lower than the average blood pressure in the Western World.
However, with the latest CV prevention guidelines (yes, them again) we have managed to get the optimal systolic blood pressure down to 90mmHg. Underneath, you will see a little graph that I created using the CV risk tool. The tool can be downloaded here:
So you can check out for yourself that what I am saying is true…