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Weight Loss: A Dieter's Story

Aug 17, 2007
Many years ago, a well known company came out with a program which espoused incredible weight loss through the use if its delicious shakes. Many people participated in this program; and just as many people lost quite a bit of weight. The way in which this particular diet program worked was to have a shake for breakfast and lunch; and a regular meal for dinner. Not bad, right? Actually it wasn't. In addition, once the weight was lost, you could maintain the now lost weight by reducing the shakes to one a day. It even served as a late night snack.

The problem with this and other diets like it is that one tends think by simply drinking this shake, nothing else is required. If you talk to any dietician, they will tell you that the first week you begin a diet, you basically lose water. Thus, the two or three pounds
lost are negligible. To believe a shake will transform you into the shadow of who you once were is ludicrous! Exercise along with any diet is essential to losing weight. For all the doubting Thomas' out there, here is a true story about this particular program.

A forty year old woman decided to go on a diet. The shake idea seemed easy enough. Every day she would have the shake for breakfast and lunch. Dinnertime would be the only meal she would have each day. It was extremely hard in the beginning, but eventually the cravings passed and she was well on her way to her desired weight.

She purchased an exercise bike which she used three times a week. On the weekends, she would go to the park and walk up to two miles on the track. Slowly but surely, she felt lighter; her clothes seemed bigger; and the scale confirmed what she knew to be true.

One year to the day she began the diet, she had lost a total of sixty pounds, and several inches to boot. She treated herself to a shopping spree, and was exhilarated with her new look. She was proud of her accomplishment. The program worked.

We all know dieting can be a nightmare. It can be stressful as well. With our busy lives; taking care of families; the home; working constantly, a quick diet fix seems appealing. There are consequences, however, to every diet plan one undertakes. If properly used and monitored by professionals, diet programs designed exclusively for you can work.

The problem is that most people want fast results; and instant gratification. To them, the end always justifies the means. But the end, as we all know, can be just that.

The next time you decide to diet, for whatever reason, ensure that you choose the proper weight loss program for you. Forget about the grandiose promises made; be realistic in your goals and you will succeed.
About the Author
Patricia has been interested in weight loss & fitness since the early 70's and knows the difference between hype & fact.
For daily Dieting & Fitness Information please visit: http://www.The-Weightloss-Guide.com/blog
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