By James Uberti, Author, Creator Toxic-Free Diet, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, FDN.
If your struggling with weight gain and weight loss failures your friends and family may be to blame. To achieve lasting weight loss results, you must also consider removing toxic people from your life or what I refer to as fat-fertilizing friends and family. These types of people can conscientiously or subconsciously sabotage your weight loss successes or failures. We've all heard the phrase, "You are what you eat." Well, did you know that the people you hang out with have more of an IMPACT on your weight loss than diet and excercise. According to a Harvard University study, "who you eat and hang out with" maybe just as important as any diet plan or workout program you follow. In other words, the friends and family member you hang out with or socialize with HAVE a significant influence on your weight gain and poor health. According to this study, being overweight or obese can be contagious. When one person gains weight, close friends and family members also tend to gain weight, as well.
This effect was the same even if the friend or family member was hundreds of miles away--the result remained the same. The greatest influence of all was between close friends. You are 171%more likely to be obese if your friends are obese. If your parents or siblings are obese, you are only 47% more likely to become obese. Friends have the biggest influence over every aspect of your weight gain, poor health, or unhealthy lifestyle choices. In Chapter 4 titled How to Detox Your Life, I'll expand on this topic and provide you the step-by-step approach on how to identify, reduce, and remove toxic people that are sabotaging your weight loss. (source)
By James Uberti, Author, Creator Toxic-Free Diet, and Lifestyle, FDNP
If you're struggling to lose weight or just can’t seem to understand why you keep gaining weight despite your efforts of restricting calories and exercising endlessly? You may want to check the products lurking in your shower. Scientists and researchers are now convinced that chemicals commonly found in most personal care products such as shampoos, shaving gels, conditioners, body wash, moisturizers, and unfiltered tap water directly affects how fat is stored, metabolized and burned.