Most fat loss diets promise to make you skinny quickly and usually are built around taking a pill or supplement to get you there. Others are all about low calorie, low fat or low carbs. But there is one fat loss diet that really works, and it promotes natural weight loss.
If you are like many people who are trying to lose a little extra weight, you have tried many different ways of getting there. For some people who decide they want to lose weight, they hit the gym and jump on the stairmaster or treadmill for hours of exercise. After a couple of weeks, they jump on the scale only to find out that little weight has been lost.
So they either add more time to their workout, or they throw up their hands and quit. For those that decide to work out longer, after a couple more weeks, the look in the mirror and realize that not much has changed, so they get frustrated, throw up their hands and quit.
For others, they find the latest greatest “lose weight fast” pill or supplement. They take the pills, or drink their supplements and wait for the fat to burn off. Sure, they fell like they have a lot more energy now that the pill is kicking in, but don’t realize that the energy is just from the stimulants in the supplement. These pills are full of caffeine, ephedrine, or other toxic substances that only offer short-term weight loss if any at all. After the “energy high” you either pop another pill which will keep you up all night or binge on the first thing that you see because you are starving!
Still, for others, there are the fad diets or celebrity diets that entice people to purchase their weekly or monthly meals through them. Weight Watchers and Nutrisystem both offer fat loss diets in which you have to buy their food, at blown up prices, so that you can fully utilize their diet program. After months of spending too much money, you realize that the weight loss is just not there, and you throw up your hands and quit.
If this sounds like you and you want real fat loss diets that really work, keep reading!
The problem with all of these supposed fat loss diets is that they are all short term, if at all. They do not offer the promise of maintaining your optimal weight should you finally get there. Don’t get me wrong, exercising is essential, but some people just don’t have the time to devote to hours and hours of cardio.
What you need are fat loss diets that show you how to change your life style. Because it is the lifestyle you had that got you into this mess, and its the change in lifestyle that is going to get you out of it.
But fat loss is not as difficult as they make it out to be. The big “weight loss” corporations are constantly trying to keep people fat so they can sell them the next pill that they develop. Weight loss is about what to eat, and when to eat it. Natural foods like whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits are all that is needed to lose your weight and satisfy your hunger. But the timing of eating those foods is also essential.
Why Are Most Weight Loss Diets Doomed To Failure?
Did you know that 95% of all weight loss diets fail? Or put another way, 95% of dieters never achieve their weight loss goals. Now don’t get me wrong – I’m not suggesting it’s the dieter’s fault – on the contrary – it’s usually the diet itself that is unrealistic and unworkable.
A Dieters Nightmare – Information Overload
We are bombarded with constant information regarding the need to reduce our calories; consume less fat, red meat and eggs; eat more vegetables and fruit, and so on. The list is seemingly endless, and we are told that if we do this we will be slimmer and healthier.
This is true up to a point, but the problem is that for the majority of people it is a very difficult eating pattern to implement – and worse, it will not cause loss of body fat in the majority of circumstances.
Adjustment is the Key To Lasting Weight Loss – Not Starvation
Loss of fat medically involves adjusting the balance of the various food groups in the diet, not just reducing calories. Unfortunately, loss of body fat is not a simple equation whereby if you reduce your intake of food, you will inevitably lose fat. You won’t.
All experienced dieters will be familiar with the shock and anger of staring at the non-moving bathroom scales, even though they have eaten virtually nothing. It is balance, not quantity, which makes a diet work. And this makes life much easier for everyone, as you can easily keep to the diet when you find food satisfying, and you feel well, especially when there are no restrictions on the quantities of many tasty foods.
In many instances, when you reduce your intake of food, you lose body protein (especially muscle). So while your body shape may appear smaller, and your waist measurement may decrease, the amount of body fat remains virtually the same. What’s more, as the underlying layer of body fat is only slightly reduced, when you relinquish your starvation diet and resume eating (even moderately), the body proteins are the first to be reformed by the body, so you rapidly increase in weight (and girth), because protein is twice as heavy as fat. The classic failed diet! So you see, you didn’t fail, the diet was doomed to failure from the start.
So we arrive at the next obvious question: why bother? If all diets are doomed to failure (or involve intense pain and suffering), there doesn’t appear to be much point. Well there is! First, all diets are not doomed to failure, it is only the way in which the diet is applied that is unworkable.
Must Do Steps to Weight Loss
Most of us are looking for the magic pill, drink or program to magically shrink our waist, butt and thighs as well as to melt away body fat and poundage. The truth is there is not a magic weight loss pill, shake, food or program. In order to successfully lose weight and keep the excess weight off all, you really need to do follow a few simple steps each day.
You must understand the mechanics of weight loss and the contributing facts that have put weight onto your body. Knowledge is power and knowing all you can about how to lose weight successfully can go a long way in realizing weight loss success.
Weight loss is not going to happen overnight because chances are the weight did not come on your body overnight. It took you a while to accumulate the amount of body fat you presently carry on your frame and it will take real work, time and effort to take the weight off.
In order to lose weight, you must do several things: You must drink adequate amounts of water each day, you must exercise every day for at least 30 minutes each day preferably more, you must be aware of what foods you eat and how much food you are eating. Most people are unaware of exactly how much fat they are putting into their bodies each day, in just the way that most people do not exercise enough each day.
Most people are still under the impression that exercising once in a while or only 2 or 3 times a week is going to help them to lose weight. Our bodies were designed to move and when we do move our bodies on a regular basis we lose weight.
There are many ways of moving our bodies and one type of activity that really helps us to lose weight is to participate in weight training. Individuals, who try various ways to lose weight and do not include weight-training will even if they lose weight, will also lose muscle. When we lose muscle we decrease our metabolic rate, which increases body fat and makes us weight more.
Are you someone who wants instant results with everything you do? We live in a predominantly “hurry up society, in which individuals desire instant gratification. When weight loss doesn’t occur fast enough, individuals may flit from one weight loss program, pill, drink or diet after another in the search for the instant weight loss results that they think they can achieve. The truth is that honest to goodness weight loss takes time and real commitment to do the actions needed in order to be successful at losing weight.
Are you determined to lose weight? Do you have the commitment to do what is required to not only lose weight but to keep it off? After reading this article you should have a clearer picture of the steps needed to lose weight.