Letter to a Congressperson (or other person who cares)

Dear Congressperson,

“For most people, diet is a four-letter word that makes you feel like dropping an F-bomb… as in FRUSTRATED. That’s because most diets don’t feel like they’re designed for real people. They can be restrictive, overwhelming and ultimately too hard to follow. But it doesn’t have to be that way. John Berardi, PhD, is the co-founder of Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest private nutrition coaching company (and probably the largest body-transformation project in the world, too). In the last 12 years, his team has helped more than 45,000 men and women lose more than 450,000 pounds of body fat — and that’s not counting the clients of personal trainers who’ve gotten certified with the Precision Nutrition coaching method. That’s why he’s compiled these 15 tips from people who have succeeded losing weight. Use their strategies to help your weight-loss process and get the body you want. The end result? You’ll feel like screaming a different F-word: FINALLY!” — Source

Imagine you are her and you need a specific motivation, whether it’s getting fit enough to play sports with your kids or looking great on your wedding day. She states that, “Keep your goal in mind. Don’t lose sight of it,” Melissa says…. That last one is what helped Melissa lose 55 pounds. “The whole time, I had this image of myself on my wedding day in my head,” she says. “Walking tall, feeling amazing — feeling statuesque instead of soft around the edges.” As your journey progresses, you’ll probably find that your focus on outward changes eventually turns into inner transformations, as well. “I feel like I’m making better decisions, like I have enough energy to conquer the world.” I think this is very great and that exercise will not only help you lose weight, but could also reduce your risk of developing a serious illness.

I think that lose weight is best not to lose weight too fast. Because if we lose more than a kilogram per week, we may lose muscle tissue rather than fat. According the article that I read, the author mentioned that, “To lose weight and to keep it off, it is vital that you should be motivated, really want to lose weight, and want to improve aspects of your lifestyle. No weight-loss plan will work unless you have a serious desire to lose weight. You may not feel that being overweight or obese is a problem to you. So, you may have little motivation or desire to lose weight. That is fine, so long as you understand the health risks.” I think agree with this one because losing weight quickly and safely may lie in straddling the line between restricting calories and increasing exercise. Also, the author states that, “Moderate physical activity includes: brisk walking, jogging, dancing, swimming, badminton, tennis, etc. In addition, try to do more in your daily routines. For example, use stairs instead of lifts, walk or cycle to work or school, etc. Avoid sitting for too long in front of the television or a computer screen. Take regular breaks whilst working. The good news is that you don’t have to do this physical activity all in one chunk. You can break it up into blocks of 10–15 minutes.” I think this is very helpful because that doing exercise can help us not getting sick and help us burning more calories.

From my experience, I have very hard time to lose weight. I feel that appetite is a very powerful thing. Because sometime I will eat more and usually too much.I know that exercise is quite good at burning calories. Also, doing exercise and eat healthy food is good for your body.

Sincerely,

Yawen Zeng

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