According to Jennifer Grayson in the Huffington Post, there are 5 ways to be eco-friendly and lose weight at the same time. Not only does this help you, but it helps reduce global warming and reduce climate change. According to the article, obesity worldwide is adding “an estimated 1 billion extra metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere each year, thanks to higher fuel and food demands of the overweight.”

We are also undoing our green efforts at home as well as the extra weight that Americans have put on over the past 50 years has pretty much negated the gains that the automakers have made in fuel efficiency over the same period of time says Jim Motavalli of Mother Nature Network.

So how can we combat all this?  Here are 5 ways that Jennifer recommends:

Go to bed an hour earlier:  Sleeping longer helps lose weight

Trade the gym for working out in Mother Nature: It is easier to be motivated to workout.

Cook your own food: you can then control what goes in it and how much you eat, and you can focus on organics… Support Community-supported Agriculture (CSA)

Support your local farmers market: It will help you appreciate your food more.

Go Vegetarian: Lessens the impact on the earth and vegetarians are up to 20% slimmer than meat eaters.

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