By now, you know that the average ‘fad diet’ is not held in high esteem. But for the overweight people who are desperate for a quick fix, they are drawn to them like a moth to a flame! Usually, these diets will make promises such as ‘lose 10 pounds in 5 days’. But ask anyone who has lost weight and kept it off for a long time and they will tell you that it did not happen overnight!
Yes, they do. Do they keep that promise of fast weight loss? In the short term, they can. But usually, this is just a loss of water from the body which gives false hope to the dieter. A few days later when the dieter steps back on the scale, they will see that the weight has gone back up. This is because the water that was lost from the body has been replaced.
Time and again, research has shown that the people who take up the fad diets often end up putting on more weight than they lost. Why is this? Well, these fad diets usually follow an eating plan which is far from normal and would be hard to fit into a normal lifestyle. So once the weight comes off and you try and go back to your usual eating plan, the weight will return once more.
This is why the next time you are faced with such a diet, ask yourself: ”Is it possible to stick with this eating plan for 8 – 12 months?”. If not, then it is probably a short term fad diet. If you can’t stick to an eating plan long term, the weight will go back onto the body and in order to help you with this, there is Healthcareguys.com.
So what are the alternatives? Anything that you can adapt to for the long term will most likely allow you to lose the most weight and keep it off. It is the same old guidelines you have heard before: Eat healthy foods with weight loss pills, and take regular exercise. Before you recoil in horror, allow me to elaborate on those points.
Eating healthy does not mean that you are never allowed anything such as chocolate, burgers, and other foods that are harmful to your health. It simply means that the majority of your diet should be good quality foods and the bad quality foods should only be eaten every once in a while and in moderation.
When it comes to exercise, there is no need to get up at 5.00 am every morning to run 10 miles. Your exercise may simply be a brisk 20-minute walk 3 – 5 times per week. It is best to pick an activity that you will enjoy. It may be basketball, skating, cycling, walking, going to the gym, or anything that will raise your heartbeat.
Healthy eating and regular moderate exercise are the basis of every successful diet out there. You may not see the results overnight, but you will see results.
Any fad diets that promise a quick fix should be avoided. And now you know why!