Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Weight Loss Facts and "Magic Bullets".

A real world look at popular diet plans, and diet supplements that promise consumers permanent weight loss. We examine why these plans cannot work and what activities do produce permanent and healthy weight loss.

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Facts not Fiction about Weight loss:

Weight Loss Facts If you take anything away from reading this article it is my hope that you will fully understand and be able to differentiate weight loss facts from fiction. To put it plainly, no diet in the world is going to help you lose weight and keep it off permanently. This is especially true if you buy into the latest fad diets touting high protein/high fat intake while strictly limiting your ingestion of carbohydrates. What these diets fail to tell you is that many of the foods that are richest in essential vitamins and minerals are considered carbohydrates—more specifically, complex carbohydrates.

Fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and whole grain products are all beneficial to our health because they are high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, and minerals that our bodies need to thrive. If you cut out these complex carbohydrates because you are afraid eating them will make you fat, you are doing your body a huge disservice. Likewise, if you take in too much protein from high fat sources, such as beef and lamb, you are further complicating matters. Meats high in saturated fats lead to clogged arteries, obesity, vascular problems, and a feeling of sluggishness.

Unfortunately, the media does not want Americans to understand the true weight loss facts, because if we did they would lose millions of dollars a year in revenue.

Think about all of the products on the market today that are geared towards weight loss, such as high protein bars, zero carb cereals and breads, and a host of supplements. My new personal favorite is the cream made from a cactus that you rub on your body externally to accomplish weight loss. If we become educated enough to realize that we do not necessarily need to buy such products to lose weight and feel great, these companies would go bankrupt. Therefore, they are willing to spend millions of dollars a year in advertising to cover up the real weight loss facts and keep us hooked on their products. People are so desperate for a weight loss super pill they seem willing to try anything except common sense.

It Is Time You Understood the Real Weight Loss Facts If you want to lose weight and keep it off you must do two things—exercise regularly and eat a diet that limits saturated fats, preservatives, sugars, and sodium. Aim for foods that are in their natural state, and avoid those pesky middle aisles of the supermarket that are stocked with prepackaged foods. Take time to prepare a healthy meal for yourself every evening, and strive for better food selections when eating out. The end result is that you will begin to see those pounds melt away, your energy will increase, your sleep will improve, and your outlook on life in general will be much brighter. Sure, it takes time, but aren’t all things worth having worth working for? I think so.

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