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Losing Weight - The Skinny on Deceptions, Dieting and Dangers

Jun 25, 2008
Exercise more, eating less or both of has been the usual formulae for most people when it comes to losing weight. Simple as it sounds but it can be real complicated.

By reducing your taking calories by 500 a day, you can lose one pound in a week based on a normal person body's activities as moderate and body frame medium.

Here are some of the myths and truths about losing weight. You may find these tips useful in your strategy to losing weight.

Fad Diets
It doesn't usually last. In short, it's also commonly referred to as weight loss programs and such diet has only temporary effects. You'll probably lose weight because you're eating fewer calories and shedding water. Besides, such fad diets are often a menu of fast diet using fruits and reduce the intake of carbohydrates or protein. The fact is, for most people, these sorts of diet plans are too hard to maintain. Research has shown that more often than not, such radical diets never complete by some people because they get hungry or too bored.

Diet pills and other diet aids.
Successful and effective but it also had side effects, this is what most people who have underwent weight loss and diet pills would say. Most doctors would advise you to stay away from diet pills or aids because it can be dangerous to your heart and central nervous system. Besides it is highly addictive and you could be suffering from effects from it in your daily life.

Commercial weight loss programs.
Commercial weight loss programs have sprung up from the private and local clinics. It includes counseling for individual or group meeting. You need to buy special prepared food from them, replacement liquids of meals, medical exams and exercise. Some people believe with such close support, they can lose weight more effectively.

If you're determined about you to do something how you look and feel, my advice to you is to look at your lifestyle habits and slowly change those that you think are causing you to gain fat. Try to lessen the amount of fats in your diet by increasing your exercise.
Truth is, you don't need to do two hours workout to lose your weight in your schedule.

There are simpler things you can do as well. For example, you can engage in light exercise by using the stairs and not the elevator or escalator, walk with your dog than just leaving him outside or back door, parked your car in far distances and end up walking, or make some walking to go in a meetings rather than taking a cab. Making small changes in your daily life can go a long way to losing unwanted weight on your body.
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