You Can Stop Inflation — Single-handedly!

28 Sep

By Phillip Tomlinson

Bold statement, yes.  Nevertheless, true.

No jive.

Yes, you can!

And, no, I’m not talking politics.

That’s why the operative word here is “you.”

No, siree, this really has nothing to do with any assorted array of politicians who have lined up in support or opposition on either side of the phrase “yes, we can.”

Sure, they can.  Afterall, opposition is their thing.  But that’s for another time and forum.

On the other hand, you could say stimulus is what I’m after because, for the most part, we could all use a little of that.

Confused?

Well, you could say we all are, to some extent, when it comes to the kind of inflation I’m talking about. 

But hear me out on this one and I promise you the cobwebs will disappear and you may even be stimulated when you realize how easily you could make a difference.

In fact, I get a little deflated when I hear some of the lines — or let’s say excuses — associated with inflation:

“You’re lucky to have been blessed with that figure,” one conversation went the other day while I waited for a train.  “I’ll never look like you.  I’ve always been a big girl.”

Now, that kind of talk becomes a fulfilling prophesy and, yes, before long we start becoming round on the edges and — well — inflated.

And, if you are confused about how to put on the brakes on this inflation or how to start letting the air out, it’s simpler than you think.  But, first, before giving you the skinny on perhaps the easiest way to do this, I’ll turn on the lights by letting you know that the fastest way to inflate your gut is by drinking the wrong beverages, specifically those sugar bombs.

 Therefore, it follows that the easiest way to shave off the pounds is by…  

Yep, you got that right:  paying some pretty good attention to liquid calories.  

For some perspective, one 2007 study in Obesity found that Americans were consuming 21 percent of their calories through drinks.  That amounts to a whopping 460 calories per day and nearly a pound of body fat every week.  Because one pound of fat equals 3,500 calories, the result is rather telling:  nearly 50 pounds in weight-gain over a one-year period.

Yikes!

But there is good news.  Really good news. 

As fitness experts David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding point out in one article,  “a recent study at Johns Hopkins University found that people who cut liquid calories from their diets lost more weight — and kept it off longer — than people who cut food calories.”

So, for a starting point on slashing or preventing inflation — yours — you may want to keep this in mind:  Cutting your drink calories in half could amount to a whole, new, skinnier, some-23-pounds-lighter-you.   And, of course, this approach is sure to go a little easier on you wallet too.

All-in-all though, nothing beats that clear stuff.  Nothing beats water when it  comes to the real thing.  Not even that other sugary, brown stuff that bottlers have, for decades, proclaimed “the real thing,” or simply “it.” 

For a great starting pointing on sipping your way thin, click on the links in the Bodinsync Prescription below:

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http://www.menshealth.com/men/nutrition/food-for-fitness/the-dietary-danger-of-soft-drinks/article/b3b0754dd54aa110vgnvcm10000013281eac

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/liquid-sugar-intake

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