There are no shortcuts to getting lean and fit. Don't place your fat loss and weight loss dreams on faulty information and bad products.
Here are 3 weight loss methods that won't work:
1. Be careful when eating low-fat products for the purpose of losing weight. Low-fat doesn't necessarily mean low-calorie. Sometimes these products contain other ingredients such as sugars and trans fats to make them taste better.
Carefully check the "Nutrition Facts" label to determine the total calories in the food product. Remember, if you consistently eat more calories than you burn, you will gain weight (regardless of the type of the food eaten).
And, if you are trying to lose weight and body fat by food deprivation, it won't work for you either. Why? Because your body defends itself by storing fat and slowing down its metabolism to compensate for the lack of nutrition.
You will regain your weight quickly when you begin to eat normally again.
This is the opposite effect of what you want. The main purposes of exercise (resistance and cardio) is to burn body fat, lose weight and speed metabolism. Exercise and plan a healthy diet. This will give you the long-term health and fitness that you seek.
2. If you are depending on weight loss supplements to lose weight, you will be disappointed.
Research has proven that these supplements have no long-term benefit. Also, some of these supplements could be harmful to your health.
But, there are a number of other supplements that have some benefits. You need to know the truth about supplements from an expert who knows.
"The Truth About Supplements Revealed" is a well-written, authoritative FREE book on supplements that you must read.
Brian Dean, a Registered Dietitian, does a great job of being objective about dietary supplements. He is not trying to sell any supplement....just solid information to help you make an informed decision. Here are some quotes from the book:
"It seems that every time you flip on the TV, open a magazine, or click on an internet article, a new supplement is screaming “buy me!”. With fancy graphics, an eye grabbing headline, and a bold promise, it may be hard to resist the call of the latest and greatest supplement. The problem is, the vast majority of supplements on the market are either worthless or dangerous."
"You certainly can’t rely on the agenda-driven advertisements that the supplement companies put out. Magazine and internet articles aren’t much of a help either –writers hired by the supplement companies write the vast majority of supplement content. How do I know?"
"Because I wrote it. For years, supplement companies from around the world have hired me to write articles that help promote their new “cutting edge” supplement. Although I always spoke the truth, the things I wrote were often skewed in favor of the supplement--–regardless of the science."
"After years working on the inside, I’m ready to blow the lid off the supplement industry. In this guide, I’m putting the top fitness supplements on trial."
"As you’ll see, I’m tough, but fair. This time around, you’ll see supplements through the only truly objective lens: science. No hype, no marketing, no bull. Just facts and research."
3. The energy drink business is a huge industry. So, how do energy drinks fit into your fitness program? First, know that any weight loss or weight gain goal achievements will be accomplished by your hard work and a well designed fitness program.
Second, you can accomplish your fitness goals without ever drinking 1 ounce from an energy drink.
Third, energy drinks often cause you to crash lower than the previous "energy high" provided by the drink. What was the question? Oh yeah, how do energy drinks fit into your fitness program?
And the answer is---you don't need energy drinks to accomplish your fat loss and weight loss goals. You will get plenty of energy from proper nutrition and adequate sleep.
Remember also that many energy drinks are loaded with sugar which might hinder your nutritional goals. Energy drinks are also usually loaded with caffiene. Save your money on energy drinks and try a good cup of coffee.
You may need help from a personal trainer. Here's one good way to tell if a personal trainer might work for you. YOU HAVE TRIED JUST ABOUT EVERY THING ELSE IN ORDER TO GET FIT AND NOTHING HAS WORKED LONG-TERM FOR YOU.
A qualified personal trainer is trained to not grasp for "quick fixes" when it comes to fitness and health and knows that long-term fitness depends on a systematic, progressive training program---and that takes time.
A personal trainer is trying to help you make "fitness become a way of life" and this will result in the PERMANENT BODY COMPOSITION CHANGES you want.
Do you want to:
- Eat Better to be Healthier, Burn More Fat and Lose Permanent Weight?
- Have Your BEST Looking Body Naked or in Smaller-Sized Clothes?
- Feel Better than You have Felt in Months or Years?
- Have the Energy to Accomplish Your Daily Goals?
Be sure and download your FREE 7-Day Fat Loss Jumpstart e-Course, which shows you how to get started remaking your body a healthy, energized and lean fat-burning machine!
Mark Dilworth, BA, PES