Viewing posts for the category Weight LossIn this world of quick fixes, many of us do not want to invest in hard work when it comes to weight loss. In this article, staff writer, Terry Pryor will give you four simple steps that if done together, will guarantee weight loss. Loretta Green You've decided to commit to incorporating some form of physical activity into your lifestyle because you understand the benefit and importance. But where do you begin? This article is aimed at providing you with the tools to not only begin your quest to a healthier self, but also to help you remain on a positive path of good health and fitness. Moshe Lewis, MD Weight loss is an excellent resolution to have in spite of how difficult it may seem. Although there are many diets and fads that come and go, even a 10-pound weight loss can improve your health and your risk for diseases associated with obesity, like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. David Pryor, MD The first step toward making a change is identifying and acknowledging a problem. Sisters, we have a problem with weight and obesity in our community. According to current statistics, between 50 and 66% of African American women can be classified as being "overweight". African American women suffer from obesity at an alarmingly disproportionate rate when compared to women of other races. Robert Ferguson, MS, CN Have you ever thought about why we are so fat? Do you think it is our sedentary consumer driven lifestyle that piles on the pounds? Or, is it more fundamental—something genetic perhaps? Either way, the unsolved medical mystery of obesity has been handed over to what I define as false promises—also know as “diet disasters”!