There are many reasons why diets and exercise programs do not work, but probably the primary reason is that people lack the motivation to keep up with the program. A lot of people quit halfway primarily because there's no support or when their weight loss efforts does not produce the results that their hoping for. Joining a free weight loss challenge may be the answer to this problem.
The "50 Million Pound Weight Loss Challenge" is a free weight loss challenge on the Internet. The goals of this free weight loss challenge is to teach people the importance of healthy eating and living, to unite people to overcome the overweight problem and to teach people more about their body
The program was started by Dr. Ian Smith in partnership with an insurance company. The challenge aims for its participants to collectively lose 50 million pounds and reduce health risks associated with being overweight poses. To keep track of the participants' weight loss, they must indicate their weight when they started at the program's website and record the results at the end. They can also regularly key in their progress as they lose their weight.
Is it right for you?
The program is targeted towards African Americans because they are the ethnic group most affected by the overweight problem. Just look at these facts:
1. Almost 80% of adult women and 67% of adult men are overweight, while
2. Some 20% of African-American teenagers between the ages 12-19 are overweight,
and the numbers continue to rise. However other groups are also welcome to join this free weight loss challenge.
Included in the program is a kit that features a pedometer to help you reach your weight, a booklet and a motivational CD by Dr. Ian Smith.