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Aug 27, 2008
Billions of dollars are spent each year on diet products and unfortunately the obesity problem in the United States is only getting worse. Why do so many people invest in weight loss programs and pills that simply do not work? Why are many people only putting on more weight instead of losing it?

There are even prescription diet pills that are supposed to help but oftentimes don't. The diet industry is prospering but the only thing people are losing is their money. Every month there are more "experts" out there who claim to know the secrets to losing weight and unfortunately it is often just the same rehashed rhetoric.

Many people simply aren't informed enough to know how to lose weight successfully. Those who are informed are often not motivated enough to stick with a good plan and then there are those who simply starve themselves and before they know it, they're underweight and have an eating disorder. What can be done to help? Are there any easy solutions?

Successful weight loss obviously isn't easy or more people would be doing it. What people need to understand is that there are no "quick weight loss solutions". If you want to lose weight, you'll have to start out slowly and learn to cut out food that is bad for you a little bit at a time; make sure that you replace the bad food with healthy food though. Don't starve yourself; it'll only make things worse. If you decide to start out your diet by cutting out candy bars, then replace them with a granola bar, if next you decide to cut down on ice cream, replace it with fruits.

By eating five, small healthy meals a day, you will increase your metabolism and feel much better. You will find that you will have more energy than ever before and may even feel inspired to work out!

Be mindful of what you drink as well though. If you must have caffeine, try to cut it down to only one cup a day. Make sure you drink at least eight to ten glasses of water each and every day as drinking copious amounts of water is conducive to weight loss. Many people underestimate the importance of water because not only is it ideal for weight loss, it helps clear skin impurities as well.

Protein shakes and green tea are also good to drink and green tea is said to be of great benefit to weight loss and overall health. It is also considered an appetite suppressant, although you should still eat 5 small meals throughout the day.

If you're wondering what type of foods you can eat, consider things like tuna, wheat bread, fruits, vegetables, boiled eggs, turkey, salmon, yogurt, granola bars, nuts, seeds and baked chicken. You will obviously want to avoid foods that have a lot of grease and sugar in them.

To summarize then, if you can manage to cut down a little bit of bad food at a time and exchange it for healthier food, eat five small, healthy meals a day, and drink a lot of water, you will find yourself on the right path to losing weight! It takes a lot of motivation, but it can be done if you take things slowly.
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