By Dennis Franks, Executive Vice President
The business of weight loss is booming. Americans spend approximately $60 billion each year on weight loss items including food and drinks, meal replacements, diet aids and weight management programs. It’s not hard to understand why: According to the U.S. government, 35 percent of U.S. adults are currently classified as obese, with that number expected to rise to 43 percent by 2018. That statistic doesn’t even include the millions of Americans each year who look to lose a couple extra pounds, do so, then gain them back.
So there’s an important question to ask: What is driving millions of Americans to such weight gain extremes? What is the best way for people to lose that unwanted weight for good? Many commercial weight loss programs sell their clients on the starvation approach. The problems with this philosophy are (1) it doesn’t work long-term for everyone, (2) it’s not a healthy option, and (3) it’s not sustainable. No two people are alike, and no two people will lose weight the same exact way. Restricting your diet means not feeding your body the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. Your body relies on food for energy — depriving it just means it pulls energy from your muscles, which saps you of your strength. When your body craves food, you’re more likely to grab whatever you can — especially highly processed, sugary foods well within our reach — to refuel. Instead of depriving ourselves of what we need, maybe it’s time to retrain our minds and bodies to think healthier so we can live healthier. And maybe we can change the world for the better.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the TLS Weight Loss Solution system, now is the time to get acquainted. TLS emphasizes a low-glycemic approach to eating, finding new favorite foods, and helping keep blood sugar levels where they need to be to become a fat-burning machine. When blood sugar is high, it’s nearly impossible for the body to burn fat; a low-glycemic diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, beans, lean proteins, dairy and healthy fats helps maintain normal blood sugar levels, leading not only to fast and consistent weight loss, but increased energy, decreased cravings and improved mood. It’s about eating right, not eating less.
Following the TLS Weight Loss Solution system also helps people understand their behaviors and what triggers hunger pangs, helping overcome weight loss obstacles. By focusing on body composition instead of the scale, TLS helps people get fitter, more shapely and healthier in addition to shedding pounds. As we say, Find Your Fit. Plus, TLS offers customizable meal plans, wonderful menu plans for those who love to cook, an interactive website, individual support to help you live this new lifestyle from trained TLS coaches, and weight loss supplements to help target specific weight loss areas and meet weight loss goals faster. Don’t just become a “slimmed down you”, but maintain a “healthier you.”
This is the perfect time to begin TLS Weight Loss Solution. People are looking for solutions to their weight loss challenges, and many have become disenfranchised with the failures of commercially marketed weight loss programs. TLS doesn’t offer a one-size-fits-all program that stops people from eating the foods they love. Instead, it teaches them how to become healthier and create a new life. We’re not only changing the scale, but we’re changing lives and making a living doing it.