3 EASY Tips to Avoid Quick Weight Loss and Regain

Don't ever try a "weight loss only diet," "fad diet" or "quick weight loss diet!" Why? Because you will end up with what you don't want--more weight gained than what you lost!


If you try a "weight loss only diet," what are you going to do once that diet ends? Another diet? You still have a lifetime to go! Get the picture? Going on diet after diet will wreck your metabolism and health.

Being fit is much more than going on a diet. Fitness is a lifestyle designed to improve your energy, your health, your mood, your self image and your body composition (among other benefits).

Here are 3 Steps to Take to Avoid Weight Loss Only Diets:

1. Change your focus. Fat loss is more important than your weight loss. Burning fat is what really changes your body to lean and toned. Its possible to be skinny and still have high body fat. Belly fat, in particular, is dangerous to your health.

A "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.

2. 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.

Do full body circuit weight training 3 days a week (30-45 minutes a session). Also, do interval cardio training 2-3 days a week (20 minutes a session).

3. Follow a nutritious meal plan based on your basal metabolic rate and calorie needs. You must maintain a calorie deficit (burn more calories than you eat) to lose weight and burn fat.

You will never starve or feel hungry. You will eat enough to maintain your energy throughout the day and during workouts. Load your menu up with nutritious foods you enjoy. You are more likely to maintain a menu you enjoy. Shoot for at least 90% compliance with your meal plan.

Burn fat, lose weight and transform your body!

Check out the Fat Burning Kitchen program, make sure to see the dozens of foods that help you burn fat, and surprising "health foods" that make you fat.

Mark Dilworth, BA, PES


About Mark

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.