Nowadays we are inundated with diet programs and diet pills that claim to help you lose weight quickly. It can be really confusing for you or any person when it comes to choosing which one is best for you and the most important question that you should be asking yourself is: Do these diet programs and pills really work?
Recently due to the death of Dr Atkins, the Atkins Diet came under scrutiny. Now Dr Phil’s Diet is in the news. He’s being sued because his diet is not helping people to lose weight like it’s supposed to. I will not discuss the details of this litigation. The purpose of this article is that I feel that you should be wary of a fad diets even those endorsed by celebrities! Since these diets are highly visible, the temptation always exists to try them because it worked for a certain celebrity.
Unfortunately there is no easy ‘miracle cure’ for weight loss. You know that people spend a lot of money on these diets and there is no scientific proof that they will work and keep weight off for you in the long-term. People often look for quick and easy ways to lose weight. Like any thing in life, weight loss takes a little effort and commitment on your part. The only proven way to lose weight safely and effectively is through proper nutrition combined with regular exercise. Your body must be able to burn off more calories than it consumes.
The only way to keep from gaining weight permanently is to keep eating healthy foods and exercising regularly. Many people after they lose weight, they stop eating properly and stop exercising on a regular basis and end up gaining weight again. There are a lot of reasons this can happen. They may create excuses for themselves that they do not have time to exercise. My answer to this is that there is always time for exercise. You must set aside some time, at least 2 to 3 times a week, for exercise. When you do this, exercise becomes part of your life and not a chore that you must do. In the long run you will feel healthier without being over weight and exercise will be enjoyable. You will feel confident and positive that you accomplished a goal that you set out to do in a natural way without being a slave to all those commercial diets that eventually fade into the oblivion.
There are a lot of good books on the market that discuss proper nutrition and exercise as the means to your weight loss goals, but which one should you choose? Hiring a personal trainer is expensive and that person may not possess the required knowledge about proper nutrition to help you lose weight. One all-inclusive and comprehensive fitness and health program that I do recommend is the Global Online Fitness and Health Program at http://www.popularfitness.com/global-fitness.html. Here you’ll receive a customized fitness and nutritional program suited to you and created by fitness and nutritional experts.
Peter Kudlacz is the owner of PopularFitness.com where you can find online fitness programs, articles, resources and exercise instruction guides.