Diet Plans for Weight Loss vs. Nutrition Plans for Fat Loss

Checking out at a store's cashier station, I picked up a magazine and read an article about leading diet plans on the market today. The article discussed the pros and cons of about 25 different diet plans.

Some of the diets were pretty solid and some were a little wacky. Of course, each diet plan is trying to sell something (usually weight loss and not fat loss) and make money.

What you need to know as a consumer is this: the most sensible and successful (long-term) way to lose weight, burn body fat and maintain good health is to exercise regularly and eat nutritiously. History and research have proven this again and again.

A fad diet is not the solution to your diet troubles and will never work for you long-term. Actually, fad diets will place you further away from your weight loss goals as you yo-yo back and forth with weight loss and even more weight gain!

A "quick weight loss only goal" is a short-term fix for your weight problem and will not ultimately help you attain your goals! Establish eating and exercise habits that will help you burn fat and lose weight for a lifetime.

The type of food you eat and timing of what you eat is very important for your metabolism to work properly. Your body needs adequate amounts of the macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, fats) to function properly.

Increasing muscle mass is critical to permanently speed up your metabolism. Your body has to work harder to maintain muscle mass. And, increasing muscle mass will burn the fat off of your body. So, start doing your regular weight training workouts 2-3 days a week.

Again, your body needs the macronutrients at all times to function properly. When your body functions properly, your metabolism will also function properly.

That's why you should eat every 3-4 hours to give your body what it needs and to protect your vital muscle mass.

Eat for health, fat loss and weight loss. You should not ever try a fad diet program to reach your long-term goals.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
Your Fitness University
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  1. I agree that fad diets will not get you anywhere over the long term. They might work early on but they cause more harm than good. Dieting and getting in shape takes hard work which can be hard to accept. But once the desire is there great things can happen.

  2. I've tried the Food Lovers Fat Loss System by Robert Ferguson. It is a fat loss diet plan, which is completely different from the other diet plans. This fat loss diet is meant for the Food Lovers, who wants to burn out their excess fat and regain health and fitness.
    The best thing about this program is that it keeps no restrictions on your favorite dishes, but allows you eat it in an orderly way. It provides Guaranteed Weight Loss Tips that helps you turn your body into a fat-burning machine.

  3. I agree RJ. Down with the fad diets and up with healthy eating habits you can maintain.

  4. If Robert Ferguson's system promotes fat loss, health and fitness that great!

  5. Food lovers fat loss system is the best weight loss program offered by Robert Ferguson. I have tried this Fat Loss Diet product and it really works.

  6. Nice article ! somethimes thinking for diet means depriving your self from eating but the Food Lovers Fat Loss System by Robert Ferguson, help us to have self decipline in eating. Their will be no more craving and starvation in your diet , We must try this !


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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.