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Whats the Deal With Natural Weight Loss?

Mar 31, 2008
There isn't really a great secret with natural weight loss, just to eat properly (not too much) and of course get regular exercise; this guidance is rarely ever listened too. This advice should be easy to comprehend - at least you would think it was; with over a third of Americans, and millions in other countries who are gradually catching up, it obviously isn't that easy! The conflicting aspect is that a large percentage of overweight people are desperately trying to lose those pounds whether it is because they are tired of the looks they receive or for health reasons.

But the fact is it is a whole lot easier to prevent putting on pounds than to try losing them later on. Nevertheless weight maintenance is something that has to be worked on and planned otherwise we will put on extra pounds.

Health experts say that most people who are into losing weight usually stray and tend to go back to their old eating and non-exercising habits even after they learn to enjoy low-fat eating. It is not actually difficult controlling your weight using natural weight loss methods and reasons not to put on extra weight are many although not all revolve around health and beauty.

The problem is that weight gain puts a strain on the body's ability to fight illness and many of today's health issues are primarily affecting overweight individuals. Losing weight by natural means isn't a big secret and deep down most of us understand the principles behind it.

Maintaining a natural weight loss regime means sticking to low fat meals that are high in fiber and contain complex carbohydrates with a moderate amount of protein. You have probably had a meal like this in a restaurant; a baked or jacket potato with fresh vegetables and some meat, as lean as possible but it wouldn't have gravy or butter on the potato.

Dietary fat is a problem because it is full of calories which will be converted into body fat unlike calories that are consumed in food from other sources. Despite the number of either low fat or zero fat foods on the market, it's a surprise that the American people continue to put on weight, but there is a very good reason for this.

The weight a person puts on isn't always as a result of high fat foods, although they obviously do not help, but a result of too many calories turning into body fat. Weight control methods ensure you avoid the fat-free products but suggest you eat healthy and nutritious snacks if you are hungry.

Schools of thought differ on this subject but many nutritionists agree that eating smaller meals with a snack every 3 to four hours or between meals could be beneficial providing main meals are not missed. If you are really serious about getting rid of those unwanted pounds, you will have to consider natural weight loss as a long term proposition.
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