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The Wrong Way To Lose Weight...The Right Way to Lose Weight

Jul 9, 2008
With all those fad diets out there, it must be difficult to pick out one that will actually work and help you lose weight. So in the middle of all that, how does someone pick out the right way? Very easy, the right way to lose weight is the simplest and, as you will see, the most effective!

There are three main points that a weight loss plan can be judged upon: mindset, food, and exercise. A successful weight loss plan should have all three. You might notice that some of the fad diets out there, sadly, don't even touch on the mindset, which is a crucial part of losing weight. Here are those three points and how to tell if they're right:

The Right Mindset: To successfully lose weight, you have to make sure that your mind is in it. Without that, it can be nearly impossible to achieve. First, you should lose weight for the right reason: for your health, instead of for vanity because it isn't a matter of whether you are or aren't a beautiful person; it becomes a question of keeping yourself healthy and being able to live life to the absolute fullest.

To do that, it is extremely important to be in shape and healthy. After you've decided on which reason you're losing weight for, you need to start believing that you can do it! You can achieve the weight loss you want so just believe in yourself and you absolutely will achieve it!

The Right Food: It's undeniable. There are just certain foods that will make you gain weight and then there are certain foods that will not only help you lose weight, they are healthy for you and helps with overall well being. Now, think about that for a second: would you like to eat foods that make you gain weight or would you like to eat foods that help you lose weight and promote general well being?

It's an important question to ask because it might just be a regular question that comes up. The foods that make you gain weight are, in general, junk foods and fast foods. Now for foods that promote weight loss, go with fresh vegetables, fresh fruits and quality meats! Try not to fry foods though since that will basically take away those good qualities of these weight loss promoting foods.

Oh and avoid soft drinks too since those just make you more thirsty instead of quenching your thirst. When you need to drink something, go with water with a slice of lemon or other garnish. It's healthy and will help to promote great well being by flushing out toxins from your body. Water is possibly the best drink to have period.

The Right Exercise: Despite what some diets and exercise shows say, cardio is not the only way to lose weight. As a matter of fact, if you do strictly cardio exercises, you're really missing out. Add in some strength training and you'll really be on your way. Strength training, or weight training, helps to increase your muscles' capacity, which can and will help your body burn fat more easily and quickly, which helps you lose weight more efficiently and faster!

So throw in some weight training for good measure. You're going to want to workout for roughly 15-20 minutes every day but if you don't have the time for a daily workout, then aim for at least 3-4 times a week. Maintain this routine but switch up the exercises that you do. Alternate from cardio to weight training and you will definitely see results in your weight loss program!

There you have it! The three most important parts of a weight loss plan and the easiest way to tell if the diet that you found is actually going to work for you. If the fad diet doesn't include all three, it's not going to work. If the fad diet's main points don't include these three or if they go against it, it's not going to work. Why? Because anything other than these three is just not worth it! These three RIGHT points are so simple and it's the simplest things that end up working the best for everyone.

So make sure that whatever diet you find follows these three main points with whatever variations they can throw at you. With these three main points, any variation they include, ie: yoga, low-carb, low-calorie, pilates, meditation, etc., will only add a bit of spice to your successful weight loss efforts!
About the Author
James Wong lost over 40lbs. just by using The Secret 2 Fat Loss. You too could lose weight as easily as he did. Find out how burn fat and lose weight at www.TheSecret2FatLoss.com
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