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How to Lose Weight By Reducing Your Calorie Intake

Sep 2, 2008
So you're trying to lose weight. Well, everyone is dieting too. But does everyone know the best way to do it? Probably not. Most people harp on cutting calories but is that really the best way to lose weight? Low calorie diets definitely aren't the easiest. Actually, it's one of the most annoying and unhealthy if you use pre-packaged and processed so-called low calorie foods. Not what you're really looking for in a diet, right?

Low calories diets are unhealthy if you use those pre-packaged and processed low-calorie foods. They're so unhealthy because of all the preservatives they need to pump into these foods to make them last. These food companies also pump tons of sugar and other crap into these foods in an effort to make these altered foods taste somewhat good. So not only are these foods low in calorie, they're also extremely high in sugar and chemicals that not only make your weight loss even more difficult but can negatively affect your overall health.

If you choose to try a low calorie diet without using these kinds of fake foods, then it becomes a hassle, to put it nicely. Who has time to stand there at the grocery store and figure out, counting all the calories in the foods that you're about to purchase? Most people barely even have the time to even go to the grocery store, let alone stand there for forever!

Okay, say you're not the grocery store type. Instead, you're a take-out restaurant or dining-in restaurant type. Now answer honestly, how many restaurants, fast food or dining-in, have you ever seen or been to that will actually list the number of calories in each or even some of their menu offerings? None right? So how do you expect to be able to count those calories? Sure, you might be able to estimate but there are plenty of foods that are easy to estimate incorrectly, which would then throw off your calorie count. Kind of defeats the purpose, don't you think?

These quick-fix fad diets are useless and a waste of time. They're mostly based on principles that make sense but somehow they completely distort it and make it into this completely inefficient, time-consuming diet that makes people hate dieting!

The basic principle of a low calorie diet is really that you should burn more calories than you eat. It's that simple. If you eat a lot of calories in a day, then you will have to find a way to burn them off. These low calorie diets were created to help people who don't think they have the time to exercise and burn off excess calories. Everyone has time to exercise but that's another article for another time.

So that's where the idea that if you don't exercise and just eat fewer calories was born. Yeah, it kind of makes sense but the reality of it is that it is a completely inefficient way to lose weight. Sure you're eating less so you have less to burn but are you getting all of the nutrients you're supposed to get? Also, do you realize that you're actually contributing to your weight gain? When you're not exercising, you end up relying on your body's natural metabolism to do the calorie burning for you. Working out amps up your metabolism to work more effectively and therefore will help you lose weight more quickly. By eating fewer calories, your metabolism gets all messed up and out of balance. Once that happens, once your metabolism isn't on track anymore, you're guaranteed to gain weight.

So even if you're not very concerned about your overall health in terms of nutrients, sticking with a low calorie diet will absolutely cause you to gain weight, which totally defeats the purpose of trying to lose weight. The best and most effective way to lose weight is by making sure you have healthy nutrition through organic, fresh foods and through regular exercise. It's that simple, no unnecessary calorie counting or other time-wasting task. Eat and exercise! That's all there is to losing weight!
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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 to get six pack abs fast. You can burn fat without counting calories at www.TheSecret2FatLoss.com
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