Friday, November 30, 2012

Gym Membership - The Skinny or Fat?

Gym memberships are something that a lot of us need, many of us have thought about, and something that the majority of us have ignored!
Are gym memberships legit, or should you avoid them?
Here is my opinion, take it with a grain of protein.

I think that gym memberships can be taken or left.
If you have a home gym machine at home with a treadmill, then you can get some of the same results that you can at a gym.
If you don't have a home gym machine and do not have a treadmill, then you should get a gym membership.
Obviously there are a lot of exercise machines and equipment at a gym, but it just depends on what you want.

There is another side of things that most of us have to worry about, and that is money.
Most gym memberships are very expensive for the majority of people.
Some gyms are cheaper, but you get what you pay for.

If you are someone that wants to build the huge guns, chest shelf, rippling 6 packs, and cannonball shoulders, then gyms are for you.
There are regular gyms, boxing gyms, and MMA gyms.
So the skinny or the fat of the matter is both.
It all depends on what you want!
Have a great day!

~Obesity Overload

Candy, Tasty or Fattening?

Almost everyone has loved candy or some form of candy in their lifetime.
We are going to look at why candy is bad for your body.

1. Weight gain:
Candy is full of empty calories that can't be burnt off quickly.
40% off the sugar of the candy we gobble away turns to fat!

2. Reduces Nutrient Intake:
The consumption of candy and sugar wears on the body and causes your body to not consume the vitamins and good nutrients that it needs.

3. Tooth Decay:
We all know about this one.
Tooth decay is prevalent in our society as crawls into our lives via suckers, candy bars, licorice, and other candies.
Candy deprives your body of calcium that is needed for healthy bones and teeth.

4. Candy Increases the Risk of Disease:
Sugar in candy takes calcium away from the body, making it easier to contract osteoporosis.
Sugar lowers your immune system considerably as it takes more energy to consume and digest it. 
For more information on sugar and the body visit our, "Just a Spoon Full of Sugar Makes the Medicine Go Up?" post!

Candy and candy bars are terrible for your body's health.

Sugar converts to fat immediately.
Try some dried fruit, fruit, and occasionally a swig of natural fruit juice to curb the candy cravings.
Having just passed up Halloween not too long ago, many people in the world are fatter now than they have ever been.
Try to keep yourself from eating candy and sugar, just for the heck of it!
Have a great morning!
~Obesity Overload

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Protein Shakes, The Skinny

I have heard a lot of things about protein shakes and this and that.
People fight over whether they are good for your body or not.
Controversy after controversy, and we don't have a definite answer.
I will give you my opinion, and you can take it with a grain of salt.

In my opinion, protein shakes can be good for your body!
If you are having problems with getting enough protein, then protein shakes are for you.
Granted, milk, peanuts, peanut butter, and meat are excellent sources of protein.
If you want to do bodybuilding or weight lifting though for your exercise on your weight loss, then you need to drink protein shakes.

Why does everyone say they are bad?
Everyone in the bodybuilding realm has an opinion about protein shakes, mostly they are bad.
The thing that most people don't like is creatine.
Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that allows your muscles to soak up more water.
In English, it means that your muscles pump full of water and look huge, but when you stop the creatine they shrink in size. (Fake muscle)
I would suggest whey protein for guys as it has a higher testosterone level, and soy protein for women because it has a higher estrogen level.

Straight up protein will give you lasting muscle and it can be found at your local grocery store!
MMA artists and bodybuilders drink them.
There is the skinny on protein shakes.
Go grab one!


Weight Loss Step 2 - Simple Eating

Welcome to step number 2 of our weight loss journey.
Hopefully you have begun your voyage with us to fight against obesity!
You want that extra lean, buff, slender, and built beach body!
I am here to tell you that I am going on the voyage with you, you are not alone.
Let's get down to business and look at Simple Eating.

Everyone thinks that when you are on a diet/weight loss program that you have to eat complexly and chart every milligram of food that you eat.
It is simply not true!
Keeping a journal of what you eat is good for seeing results, but it is not essential.

What do we mean by Simple Eating?
Here is how we think of it: Eating a balanced diet with whole grains, fruit, vegetables, legumes, and other natural and organic foods.
Basically, we are going to intake non-toxic foods and detox our body.
Men are going to shoot for eating 2,200-2,500 calories a day.
Women are going to shoot for 1,500-1,800 calories a day.

1. Whole Grains
Whole grains are an essential source of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to survive on your diet.
They fill you up quicker without spending a lot of calories.

2. Water
Water is a great resource in your weight loss arsenal because you can drink water before a meal to avoid overeating.
Water weighs more than food and your body will get used to not having sugar in soda or juice.

3. Fruit and Vegetables
Fruit and vegetables are like vitamin and mineral gold mines!
They also have a lot of fiber which means that you can get off cheap calorie wise and still be full after eating fruits and vegetables.

4. Legumes
Legumes are seeds, beans, and nuts.
They, like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains fill you up quicker and are good for a short snack.
We suggest that you do keep them to a low roar as they are high in fat.

5. Meat and Fish
Meat and fish is a very touchy subject in a diet.
Meat can be and is full of fat, unless you get ultra lean meat that is hard to eat.
Pork and beef should be taken in maybe once every week to week and a half.
Turkey and chicken are great alternatives that taste fantastic.
Fish are great sources of omega 3 fish oil that are essential for fighting free radicals in your body and are great for your health.

6. Sugar, Salt, and Fat
Sugar, salt, and fat are the three worst parts about our diet that we could ever eat.
Eliminating them throughout our journey will boost your weight loss by over 200%.
If you can get used to not drinking and eating sugary drinks and candy, then you will feel better and lose weight easier.
Get used to not putting salt on your food, again it will be easier to lose weight.
Skip McDona*** and go eat something healthy. Skipping fast food will detoxify your body and your weight loss will soar!

Let's stick to this eating diet and together we can lose weight!

~Obesity Overload, Out!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Just a Spoon Full of Sugar Makes the Medicine Go Up?

We have all heard that saying, "Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down" in that age old movie we love called Merry Poppins, but does it go down? Does eating a spoonful of sugar once, twice, or even three times a day help your health? Let's take a look.

Sugar is in everything from apple juice to cookies to ice cream, to soda, to cupcakes, to EVERYTHING!
It would seem that sugar isn't all that bad. I mean, let's face it, sugar does make one feel good or even great.
Sugar may taste good , but it is considered one of the silent killers of today.
Sugar is one of the huge reasons why the world is obese.
We eat the sweets and don't burn enough calories to keep the weight that sugar produces off.
Here are some facts about sugar, and then we will look at why it is bad.

The Facts:
1. The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar in a single day.
2. The average child consumes a lip smacking 32 teaspoons of sugar a day!
3. Women should have no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar in a day.
    Men should have no more than 9 teaspoons a day.
4. It was estimated in 2000 in the U.S. that the average person consumed a ridiculous 150 POUNDS of sugar in a year per person!
5. In the American diet alone added sugar accounts for 496 calories every day!

Reasons Why Sugar is Bad:
1. Sugar deprives the body of vitamins and nutrients that are essential to everyday health, heart and teeth health.
2. It immobilizes your immune system. If you are always sick or susceptible to being sick, check how much sugar you are consuming.
3. It impairs liver function, which can lead to high blood pressure, skin issues, and acne.
4. It restricts blood flow and affects aging, contributing considerably to dental issues, increased wrinkles, and dry, aged skin.
5. It is addictive and stopping the consumption all at once can cause withdraw symptoms, such as fatigue, depression, headaches, and achy limbs.

Look at the facts, and then look at the reasons why sugar is bad.
I think that we can conclude that sugar is bad for the body.
If you take the average sugar calories in a day, which is 496, and multiply it out over seven days it comes out to 3472. It then multiples into four weeks in a month out to 13,888 CALORIES. Then it multiplies into twelve months in a year out to 166,656, which is like saying that you put on 47 pounds of sugar related FAT! The numbers are atrocious!
Let's take a stand and eliminate those extra calories to defeat obesity.

Obesity Overload, wishing you good day, and happy sugar free eating!

Weight Loss Step 1 - Work Out Smarter

There are all of these people that work out so hard, but accomplish nothing.
You may be one of these people. Not to worry, we can fix that.
We are going to change the way you look at things.

1. Cardio
I'm sure that you have heard to do this before to lose weight.
Let's look at it through new eyes.
When working out cardio, you can work out on the treadmill.
The treadmill allows you to monitor your length of your run, calories burnt and heart rate.
Working out with sweats and a sweat shirt will boost the sweat and will burn of that obesity.

2. Compound Exercises
Working out with regular exercises only work on one body part at a time.
Compound exercises like deadlifts, pushups, and pullups are a few exercises that work on a few body parts at a time.

3. Walking, Jogging, or Running
Walking is great for burning calories, but jogging and running is better.
The body hits a certain rate when your body no longer feels much of anything, its called, "The Runner's High."
Your body gets an adrenaline rush and then you are able to run longer and harder.
Running burns 2-3 times as many calories as walking.
Jog or run for at least 45 minutes every other day at least three days a week and you will be on your way to killing obesity.

You are well on your way with the first step!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Obesity and You! Are You at Risk for Diseases Related to Obesity?

According to reports, 500 million people world wide are obese, 1 out of every 6 people are obese!
1 in 3 are hypertensive, and 1 in 10 are diabetic!
These numbers are staggering. People eating excessive amounts of sugar, white flour, and fatty foods put themselves at risk for obesity and obesity related diseases!

"These numbers are bad alright, I wonder if I am obese?" you might ask.
If you check your BMI or Body Mass Index, you can figure out if you are obese. 
The obesity rate on the BMI scale is 30 and up.

Obesity puts you at risk for heart diseases and problems, diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia and thyroid issues! 
If you are someone that pigs out constantly and seems to care less about your body, most likely you are obese.

All this sounds terrible, right? 
That is why we are here!
We are here to give you the best tips, tricks, diet helps, and information to lose weight and crush obesity.
We are going to give you fresh and new ways of looking at your lifestyle, diet, food, and most of what makes you obese so that you can WIN against obesity!

Don't ignore this warning and go drink a soda or eat a bag of chips.
Your time is running out to fix this problem that is so prevalent in our world today!


Monday, November 26, 2012

As Easy As Getting Off the Couch?

In our first post we will talk about how easy it is to beat obesity and get a great body.

It is as simple and easy as getting off the couch.
When you sit for days at a time and don't move, then each time you eat it packs on the pounds.
You may be thinking, "If it's that easy, then why haven't I done this before?"
People are busy and don't think they have time to go run or work out.
Stop being a couch potato and burn some calories.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
Don't get me wrong it is a good deal of work. Just remember the quote below.

"Anything worth having is worth working for!"

Obesity Overload To Bring New Ways of Beating Obesity?

Hello, my name is Jeremy Scharmann. I am the writer behind Obesity Overload. I have been obese most of my life, but have found many ways to beat it!

So, what's in it for you? 
You get the opportunity to see diets, lifestyles, ways and tips for beating obesity in a new light!
We are going to get you fit and you will beat obesity.
Please join us in this challenge to better yourself as we give you the tools to do just that.

We are going to give you the tools so that you can have a chance to have the body that Shaun T, the fitness trainer has. He has sculpted abs, ripped shoulders, a built chest shelf, and is an extremely fit athlete! You can have that chance to kill your obesity and really get down to looking good?

All this is great, but it sounds too good to be true. IT'S NOT!
I have lost weight with the information I am about to give you.
Join us on this journey of a lifetime!