Obesity has overtaken sop many of us that it has become a
national epidemic. But with the modern pace of life and the
demands on our time many of us are working every hours the good
Lord sends us. So we are going to need some help if we are ever
to get back to a healthy weight and a healthy lifestyle. By the
time I have done my 10 – 12 hours at work, travelling to and
fro, taking kids to school and sport, the last thing I feel
like is wading through some complicated cookbook to make a
healthy meal for my family to eat. Buying take out is easy,
fast and convenient. Although deep down I know this is a adding
to the problem I seem to lack the time to find an alternative
and anyway the family loves it.
So what is the solution? Can you help me? Can you help me with
easy diets anyone can follow to lose weight? Yes I can. Not
only are there easy diets to follow, they offer tasty foods,
are easy to prepare and they cost a lot less cheaper than the
junk food you are buying now. Start by looking through the
Internet and you will be overwhelmed with options, choices,
decisions and programs. I can help you cut to the chase and
find the best for you.
There are websites where different various programs have been
compared and where you can read about the different features in
each program. Obviously the owner of the site is probably
trying to sell you something. That’s how people support
themselves in the Net but that isn’t a bad thing because they
will be more successful if they offer really helpful advice
than if they promote junk. As an intelligent and discerning
reader I am sure you can sort the junk from the pearls. Now
here’s how you find easy diets anyone can follow.
1. Any diet that reads as weird, extreme or expensive should be
rejected. Some diets demand expensive food supplements and are
so complicated that you need a doctorate to work them out.
2. If you have to spend endless hours weighing food, keeping
endless food diaries or spend endless time counting calories
reject it. The more complicated a diet is the less likely you
will stick to it.
3. Look for moderation in the food plan. Diets that demonize
certain foods are suspect. A balanced diet includes all the
food groups which are proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
4. Be very suspicious of programs with claims promising
outstanding weight loss overnight. A sensible weight loss
expectation would be 3 pounds a week. Anything over this is
often water and not fat.
5. When you read the program try to imagine yourself following
this plan for weeks and months that achieving your weight loss
goal will take. If it seems like you couldn’t live with it, set
6. Any diet that starves you is an invitation to disaster. Very
strict diets have very high failure rates.
Looking at these points in order, we consider the fad diets and
extreme diets. These are weird diets that will lead to
nutritional imbalances and ill health. Your diet must contain a
balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Unbalanced diets
lead to food binging because you start to crave the foods you
are missing. The result is that binge eating becomes a problem
as your body is craving foods it needs
Secondly as I said before, the more weird or complicated the
higher the likelihood of you falling off the dieting wagon. The
same applies to the second point where you need a PhD just to
work out the diet. If you spend endless time obsessing over
food – what you can eat, what you can’t eat, how you have to
cook it, how much you can have etc your focus will be on food,
not dieting. Your focus needs to be on creating a healthy
lifestyle with a healthy diet, not wondering about the next
meal all day every day. This will lead to overeating.
Diets that are easy to follow will also be diets that stimulate
the metabolism and generate long term weight loss. Good diets
should offer steady weight loss and any that offer dramatic
results you can be certain only cause major losses of body
weight through fluid loss and will not be long term. You gained
the weight slowly over a long period and you need to lose your
excess weight loss steadily over a reasonable time frame or you
will end up lethargic, stressed and unhealthy. Good programs
build up reasonable expectations of weight loss and give you
the tools to achieve this. Unfortunately our society has come
to expect instant gratification. With diets this is the fast
road to disappointment.
Understand that weight loss will come slowly over a period of
months, not weeks or days. If you lose 3 pounds a week, which
most experts consider to be a safe goal, losing 150 pounds will
take 50 weeks of about a year. Getting to be overweight didn’t
happen overnight. Neither will the solution. You just have to
find the right weight program and commit to it wholeheartedly,
with no reservations. Then you have to relax, be patient and
let the program do its work.
So are there easy diets to follow. Definitely! Get on the
internet. There are numerous diet and exercise programs
available, many of them quite good. Make sure an exercise
program is incorporated with the diet and follow the exercise
component faithfully. It will stimulate your metabolism for
extra weight loss and it will more than double your chances of
success. Read diet reviews, on line comparisons. Do the
research. Then make a decision and do it. Just get up and do
something. Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life.
Make it a good life full of health and vitality. Your future is
in your hands.
If you are serious about losing weight and seeing rapid fat
loss, you need a good program that will put you in the right
path to success, health and weight loss. You are reading this
article because you are looking to enhance the quality of
your life by losing weight and getting fitter. Now the next
step is to act on this information and the other articles I
have posted. You also need a good weight loss program that
you can follow that takes all the hard work away and lets you
concentrate on the task of losing weight and getting fit. I
provide a comparison of the three best weight loss programs
on the web at http://www.losefatgetthin.com/Home_Page.html
Avoid the latest fad diets. Disappointment will follow and
with it any chance of success you ever had.