As we enter 2009, there are more overweight people on Earth than at any one time. This may seem obvious because there are more people in the world than ever before, but the percentage of overweight people is also much higher than ever before.
In the United States, there are 210 million overweight people. This accounts for about 70% of out total population. All of these 210 million overweight people are at a higher risk for illnesses and conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer.
The secret to quick weight loss is altering your eating patterns. Nutritional research has shown that people eating the big meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner actually make it more difficult for them to lose weight. This is because these meals slow down the body's ability to break down and digest food. This lowers your rate of metabolism, which is vital to burning calories and losing weight.
Keeping your rate of metabolism high is the key to losing weight. In order to accomplish this, you must eat smaller, but more frequent meals through the day. You will still be eating just as much food as you did when you ate 3 big meals but your body will function much better. This will help you digest food properly and it will keep your rate of metabolism much higher.
This minor change to your diet is the secret to quick weight loss. Most people underestimate the importance that their diet plays on their bodies, but no longer can you make that mistake. Weight loss is 80% dependent upon what you eat while only 20% dependent on the exercise you do. That means you should really focus on the diet first and make sure you are eating right before you worry about exercising.
Once you have found a great eating program and settled in to a new eating schedule, it is now time to mix in some exercise. This is when the training will really have an impact.