Fad Weight Loss Diets--7 Tips To Help You Avoid Them

The best solution for fat loss and weight loss success is a combination of healthy nutrition and regular exercise. After 100 years of weight loss history, doctors and fitness professionals are in agreement with this solution.

Don't look for shortcuts. Your health is at stake. Invest in yourself.

Here's 7 tips that will help you avoid fad weight loss diets:

1. Make a commitment to a lifetime of fitness and not some weight loss plan! I cannot stress this point enough. This commitment trumps all other fitness commitments. Without it, you will always fall prey to the inevitable obstacles and pitfalls (like fad diets) along the way.

2. You MUST change your body's composition! You must increase muscle mass to become a “fat-burning machine.” You don't need to be a body builder but you need to burn the fat (to an acceptable body fat percentage) on your body while building muscle mass.

So, make the commitment to regular full-body strength training. Besides building muscle mass, it will speed up your metabolism (the body has to work harder to maintain muscle) and help improve your bone density.

Note: You must do more than cardio exercise to change your body composition!

3. I don't recommend any diet that omits one of the macronutrients (carbs, protein, fat).

Your body's metabolism needs all 3 macronutrients to work efficiently. Establish a good foundational meal plan before trying special tactics like carb cycling.

4. The various "body organ cleansers" out there on the market are not the key to your fat loss and weight loss. Regular exercise (weight training and interval cardio) and good nutrition are your tickets to a permanent lean and toned body.

Healthy foods such as fruits and veggies play a role in keeping your body clean (and alot less expensive)!

5. There are no magic pills, powders or creams that will give you a permanent lean and toned body.

6. Make the commitment to change your eating habits to healthy menus that you can maintain and reach your goals. You won't be hungry and you will end up eating more with less calories.

7. Set your daily caloric intake based on your basal metabolic rate and your activity level. This way, you won't eat too much or too little.

Maintaining the right amount of calorie deficit (burning more calories than you consume) on most days is one of the keys to burning fat and losing weight.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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About Mark


Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.