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6 Weight Loss Facts

Date:18-07-2013 05:40:06 read:1
Category:Sports-->Diet

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Weight loss or management is one troubling factor in a large percentage of the world population. Many battle with extra pounds and often find it difficult to cope with a set routine. Sometimes, many overweight individuals also find it tough to keep up their self esteem. Before embarking on any weight loss program or diet, it is important to understand some facts about weight loss.

1. Results of weight loss vary

Weight gain or loss is dependent upon several factors and vary widely from one individual to another. There can be several proficient weight loss techniques that guarantee miraculous results and might have even been proven with a cross-section of the population. But these may not really work for you. The human body is complex and your features, complexion, height, weight and other physical attributes differ from one person to another. When these changes are acceptable without any qualms, why would varying weight loss results petrify or leave us depressed? Although we understand this fact, we find it difficult to accept and realize it. Be patient when it comes to weight loss.

2. Determine if you need to only be healthy or also follow an exercise program

Weight management or weight loss is not a one-time process that can deliver overnight success. It involves a conscious balance of physical components with psychological elements to obtain or maintain success. If diet plans or regular activities do not show results, you must have a clinical examination done to understand the reasons behind weight gain. Hormonal imbalances, genetic disorders or other clinical issues may be the real cause and therefore no exceptional weight loss plans will deliver positive results to you. But on the contrary, if you are healthy and have no specific problems that contribute to your weight gain; then a series of conscious activities can bring about a substantial change in your diet.

3. Stick to your selected plan

It is important to understand that there are no miraculous weight loss plans. If you intend to lose weight, you must stick to your fitness routine with commitment and patience. The good old way of healthy eating and regular exercising has multiple benefits that you will begin to observe over a period of time. Besides inducing weight loss or maintenance; these activities help you build your immune system, make your skin glow and shine and keep you alert, active and rejuvenated.

4. The question of carbs

‘Carbs are bad’ is a myth. Carbohydrates are essential for the effective functioning of the human body. However, adding fat to carbs is what is actually unnecessary and fattening. Buttered toast, creamy sauces and fried potatoes are some easy examples. Depending on what your weight loss plan is you can restrict your intake of carbs or allow yourself to have a portion of carbs a few times in a week.

5. Diet sodas are just like other sodas

Is diet soda lower in calories than the regular ones? Well, diet sodas are loaded with artificial sweeteners. Studies suggest that diet sodas maybe linked to heart disease, metabolic syndrome among other things. The fact is that if you want to lose weight, skip the short cut. All sodas contain sugars anyway. The real solution is through healthy eating and a consistent exercise plan.

6. There aren’t any quick fixes

We have seen celebs do it, we have read articles that suggest it, we have even seen advertisements that endorse it. The fact is though, that there are no quick fixes to weight loss. Diet pills are not necessarily good for you and even if you do take them, you need to consult with your doctor and do your research. Substituting healthy eating and exercise with certain foods that “burn fat” is just not going to cut it. While there are certain foods that are less fattening, overindulging in them can do more harm than good for your body. If you want to lose weight, be prepared for the long haul.

Occasional binging on fast food and foods that aren’t branded healthy is allowed to satiate temptation but do not make a habit out of it. Similarly, if you do not want to exercise for a day or two, it is alright as long as it is the exception and not the rule. Now that you have your facts in order, go about planning your weight loss program!

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