Article by Jon Jacobson
The American people are engaged in a battle of the bulge. After what seems like a never-ending stream of reports of increased obesity and weight issues in the country, we find ourselves increasingly pressured to get in shape and lose the weight. We are told that if we don’t act now, we will face dire consequences in the future, including increased incidence of several illnesses as well as death. The problem has become so out of control that one study has produced staggering results suggesting that increased obesity in the United States will actually thwart the health benefits a general decrease in smoking has created.
Are you one of those Americans looking to lose weight but not sure how to get started? Look to your satellite internet connection for help. The web is full of all sorts of tricks and tools for losing weight and staying fit.
First on the top of the list of the ways satellite broadband and other internet connections can help you to lose weight or remain trim is the information it holds regarding food. The issues surrounding what we do and do not put in our mouths throughout the day are complex ones, and the internet can be a useful tool to guide us along the way.
Satellite internet provides its users with access to a number of recipes – healthy and not. Because today there is such an emphasis on staying trim and eating lean, many of these recipes are accompanied by calorie counts that should reveal the “damage” a meal can do. While browsing the web for recipes, check out the calories per serving of whatever the dish may be. With such knowledge, you will be able to evaluate whether it is something you should include on your menu.
If you are not sure of the best sources for healthy recipes, try to stick to websites and web pages dedicated to health. Look for recipes designated as healthy (but beware, sometimes the tag of healthy can be deceiving) and lean, and use your better judgment when it comes to whether the recipe you are seeing is both realistic and worthwhile. Some great sites to check out on your satellite internet for healthy recipes in general are those of Health Magazine and the New York Times, both of which provide healthy new recipes on a regular basis.
Beyond looking for new dishes, however, you may also be able to find different and lower-calorie takes on the old. Think a low-calorie chocolate cake, taco or cheeseburger. Many websites acknowledge the existence of these comfort foods and more, making an effort to provide recipes for healthier versions of them.
So what are you waiting for? Get online and start recipe-hunting. You installed that satellite internet broadband connection for many reasons, so why not let one of those reasons be your continued effort to stay well and eat healthy?