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Low Calorie Diets Are A Waste Of Time

May 6, 2008
Guess what? Low calorie diets are a waste of time. If you've tried as many low calorie based diets as I have then you know this to be the case too. I've tried every low calorie diet. I've tried Weight Watchers (which is just a low calorie diet really) multiple times. All of those low calorie diets got me no where! I usually would gain back more weight than I lost from using them.

If you try the starvation method (that's what low calorie really is) and you try to eat only 1,000 calories a day then you will find that you do not lose as much weight as you think you will because your metabolism will adjust to this new lower amount of calories. It's really very counter effective in the long run. You need to find ways to increase your metabolism, not to make it go slower! Even if eating 1,000 calories a day worked, do you really want to spend the rest of your life starving yourself? Of course not. That's another reason why low calorie diets never work in the end. They are simply not sustainable. They will only keep you fat!

Yes until this past year I was fat my whole life. It was finally one year ago that I decided I was going to try something different. I decided that I had wasted enough time with low calorie diets that destined to fail as our bodies go into starvation mode and hold onto our fat for safe keeping. Sure that's a great trait to have if you are starving to death but it's not so helpful when you are trying to lose weight.

I found out what people who were really successful losing weight were doing. They were following different types of diets. Not low calorie but diets you can live with throughout your life. Diets which change your lifestyle in a core way which make you successful long term. And yes they were exercising. Exercise is important!

I found out that the reason I could never lose the weight wasn't so much that I was eating too much but that I was eating the wrong types of foods. In fact there are some foods you can eat that will actually help you lose more weight! I also found out the importance of exercise for changing my metabolism long term! I now feel confident that not only did I take the weight off, but that I can keep it off!

So how did I find all of this out? Three different guides that I found online actually. The first one is the one I based my diet on and it's called Fat Loss 4 Idiots. The second is the one I got hints from on great foods to eat that actually help me lose more weight and it's called Fat Fighting Foods, and the third one helped me to learn how to exercise effectively so that I could increase my metabolism long term and lose more fat! It's called Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle.

I really recommend that you try these three guides as well, I think that you will have the same success that I did. Haven't you failed with low calorie approaches long enough? It's time to try something different!
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