when you ask this question, how can I lose weight then following fad diets is not the solution if you are planning on keeping the weight off.
Fad diets are only temporary. If you want to lose weight forever and permanently then use a well balanced plan that will take you to your weight loss goals.
The one thing that is common of all fad diets is that they are all diets.
They are like a pair of bell-bottom pants. The fad diets are all the thing for a while and then they end. After a period of time they return again and why is that, the weight gurus decide that a new group of people have not heard of this diet fad so let’s try it on them. If you really want to burn fat and lose weight steer clear of the fad diets.
Many of you will lose some weight at the beginning of these diets. You most probably will lose some muscle at first when you are on one of these diets. If you lose muscle your metabolic rate will also be reduced and you will burn a reduced amount of extra fat and therefore lose less weight.
But the most discouraging part of fad diets is that almost all people who use these diets will gain the weight back, and then even more. Did this ever happen to you?
If you want to lose the weight but you don’t want to gain the weight backthen it is important to make small changes in your behavioral eating habits.
How can I keep the weight off in the long term, this is the main question.
One reason is the fad diets often advise focusing too much on one type of food, like non-carbohydrate foods (meat and dairy only) or only carbohydrate foods (fruits and vegetables only). If you want unhealthy eating habits, this sort of diet will take you there.
You are greatly reducing the number of vitamins and minerals you eat when you just eat foods from one category. Your body requires certain vitamins and minerals and if you don’t get these vitamins and minerals it will lead to ill health and more health problems.
To have good health it is essential to eat a variety of nutritious foods.
Fad diets are too restrictive to be realistically followed, particularly for a long period of time. They are not only unhealthy but these diets are also very difficult to stay on because they take away many of our favorite foods. If you need to lose weight over a long period of time, then do not go on a inflexible restrictive diet.
If you want life long weight loss and weight stabilization the solution is behavioral changes in your eating habits.
The very idea of this kind of fad diet just will not work. Why? Diets are based in a temporary mindset. Fad diets are not meant to be long term. This is not permanent…why must I struggle to lose 15 pounds when I will gain it back and additional weight when my diet is ended.
Even though this is a simple concept, some people just don’t understand. A lot of people look to diets as the answer for their weight and health problems. These fad diets are not the answer as they just lead to more problems. People who are regular dieters don’t burn fat over the long haul and many times will gain more weight back than they lost on the diet.
When I think about it, probably the best base of nutritional knowledge I received was from my mom. I got very sound advise from my mom. She didn’t know anything about fat burning, but she made sure I got nutritious foods growing up.
My Mom wanted the best for me and she knew if I was healthy I would be happier. I’ll bet that your Mom felt the exact same way about you.
My mom always made sure that I ate my green vegetables. She didn’t totally cut out sweets and fast foods, but she did not allow me to eat it too often or too much at once. During the day she would give me food from different food groups making sure that I got a good healthy balance from each group.
Thanks, Mom! Mom’s diet was really quite sound. I’ve found that heeding some of this advice in the pursuit of maximum body fat burning and a lean healthy body for the remainder of your life is a smart way to go.
You see your body naturally craves foods rich in nutrients, (antioxidants, phyto nutrients (plant), fiber, vitamins, minerals, etc.) When you eat most of your meals from foods rich in important nutrients, your body will be satisfied and overeating will no longer be much of a concern.
When you give your body what it requires and needs to be healthy then you will naturally go into the fat burning stage. As a result you will be lowering your risk of disease by promoting a natural alkaline environment in your body when you eat these types of foods.
When you find that you are eating and eating and never seem satisfied then recognize that this is your body telling you that you are not getting the nutrients that your body requires. Foods lacking in nutrients like, fast foods, fatty foods, sugary foods, etc. This means you will be taking in too many calories.
When you consume excess calories you will continue to gain weight, you will become fatter and you will be more likely to contract the diseases that are related to being overweight. Your body will have an acidic environment, which is an added risk of disease when you gain weight and fat. You just will not burn fat under these conditions.
So nutrition for fat loss, fitness, and health really all do go hand in hand. My Fat Burning Furnace students have changed their lives permanently, by simply altering what they put in their bodies…and you can do it to.
Develop an eating plan of foods high in nutrients. Next, I will define a plan that will aid you in transitioning from where you are now to where you want to be. This plan will have you burning calories 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
One of the most significant points to remember in healthy eating is to eat from all of the food groups with a lot of variety and eat them regularly.