Is a Bad Economy Good for Losing Body Fat?

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As the economy worsens, Americans are looking to "trim the fat" from their discretionary spending. That may not be the only place where fat gets trimmed - Americans may actually lose unhealthy body fat as a result.

As Americans are tightening their budgets, something else may be loosening up - their clothing. As discretionary income is used more and more to cover non-discretionary expenses, Americans will be choosing to eat at restaurants less and eat at home more, where they will have more control over how their food is prepared.

If they do head to a restaurant, the portion sizes will be smaller than ever, as the restaurant industry is feeling the crunch. As peoples' food intake changes, it could have a positive impact on their waist line. Lean State Universityâ„¢ would like to continue that momentum, as well as help during this time of financial crisis, by offering a free newsletter to help people further their fat loss efforts.

Less discretionary income also means less money to spend on snack cakes and chips at the supermarket and calorie-laden "crap-puccinos." There will also be less money to waste on the ineffective weight loss scams that are being hawked at every turn - pills, potions, creams and diet books that just don't work. Through the Fat Loss 101 Newsletter, Lean State University will provide the most effective and efficient ways to lose unwanted body fat without resorting to the allure of late-night infomercials.

To those considering dropping their gym membership to save some money - go for it! Using your own bodyweight to challenge yourself - pushups, squats, and uphill walking/sprinting - is much more effective at burning body fat and can be done at or near home for free.

Losing inches from the waist line can also have other unintended benefits to the bottom line, like:

  • Better gas mileage - potential 5 to 7 cents per gallon savings by dropping 50 pounds of body fat
  • Lower food bills - the leaner a person is, the less food required to run on a daily basis
  • Lower medical costs - trimming body fat may reduce spending on doctor visits, outpatient care, inpatient care and prescription drugs
  • Lower insurance premiums - life insurance companies are giving discounts to their healthier clients
  • Lower clothing costs - moving back into widely available sizes means spending less money as opposed to buying clothes at specialty online or "big people" stores

•Potential raises - losing body fat leads to better self-esteem. Better self-esteem leads to higher productivity at work. Higher productivity at work could lead to raises and/or promotions

For additional information on reducing your waistline and your bottom line, contact Matt Lisk or visit Lean State University.

About Lean State University
Lean State University is an online community designed to help busy people become physically and fiscally fit. Lean State University publishes the Fat Loss 101 Newsletter, a free newsletter with fat loss advice for busy people.

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