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The "Quick Weight Loss Diet" Trap

Mar 27, 2008
If you been fitting in a size 14 just fine and you fall head over heels over a designer size 8 dress you can try to use it as a weight loss goal. But you will probably end up feeling guilty, frustrated, and angry if you are not slinking around in it a month later.

More often than not, you will do much better setting smaller, achievable targets for yourself. If you must use the new-clothes strategy, go down a size at a time. And for obvious reasons, do not buy anything you have to take out a second mortgage to pay for.

You see, the disadvantages of huge short term targets is that if you continue to insist on losing weight fast, you will automatically end up incorporating fad diets or those that offer quick weight loss.

Though there are quick weight loss techniques, for most people they are ill-advised. Gradual weight loss will often suffice. Nippy weight loss tactics for people who want to be slimmer than what their body can provide are not recommended either.

The problem with most people is that they tend to opt for nippy fixes, though these things are not effective for them most of the time.

Today, there are plenty of quick weight-loss strategies that are guaranteed to backfire. This is because these nippy fixes instilled on many diet plans are, in reality, not efficient. This is because they do not employ the right principle and the right attitude in losing weight. The failures can be by design or simply ignorance.

Many times quick weight loss diet plans are known as fad diets because that is exactly what they are, just a fad. In time, when the fashion is over and popularity wanes down, people realize that the diet they have depended on is not reliable at all.

To know more about these fad diets that are selling like hotcake in the market today, here is a list of some telltale signs that would tell you not to try them even once.

1. Skipping a couple of meals

Abstaining from food completely is not a healthy habit. It may even cause some serious complications or problems especially for people who are sick with diabetes.

Skipping meals will only cause a hypoglycemia, or the condition where your blood sugar is really low. Also it will probably only be effective in making you eat twice as much at the next meal.

Does your diet plan require you to skip at least one meal? Then you probably have in your hands a fad diet.

2. Complete lack of exercises

Physical activity is a natural and crucial physiological process to the human body. It is important for the proper blood circulation and other activities of the human body system. Not to mention the preservation of muscle tissue that keeps your metabolism high.

Therefore, diet plans that do not require you to exercise are a nuisance. People are born to move.

On the other hand, exercises alone are not sufficient. Infact you are more likely to get results with diets alone rather than with exercises alone. Hence, it would be better if diet and exercise go hand-in-hand.

With these two points in mind there is no better time to start losing weight like now. If you want to really lose that excess fat, you have to lose weight now, just navigate around those ill-conceived quick weight loss diets.

Delaying tactics will not get you anywhere and will only make the problem worse. Infact if your diet plan suggests a certain time frame for you start losing weight, chances are, you are following the trend of a fad diet.

It is best to rely more on the way you feel than the tale of the tape. This means that if the weighing scale tells you that you are losing weight albeit slowly than you would like, but you are feeling energetic and positive about your weight-loss efforts, then, you are just doing fine.

As mentioned, it is worth mentioning all over again, weight loss in long run is not a quick process.
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