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Fat Burning Facts - 3 Reasons Why You Should Not Depend on Quick Fix Diets for Long Term Fat Loss

Nov 9, 2007
Technology has definitely spoiled us a little bit hasn't it? These days we are able to get so many things very quickly. We expect instant gratification from any effort we start and projects that take a long time to complete are no longer desirable.

While instant gratification is definitely well deserved, we still have to work at losing fat. In the virtual world it usually takes a click of the mouse to get what we want. However, in the physical world we must do much more. This is why people look towards quick fix diets as a solution to lose fat.

These diets do help you lose weight quickly. However, you may not be burning fat optimally and there are some disadvantages. Keep reading to learn about some of these disadvantages.

The first reason is these diets are only temporary.

Quick fix diets are a temporary when eating healthy is a life long endeavor. They do provide away to lose weight in a short period of time. They are probably best for when you need to drop 10 pounds to fit in a suit or lose weight for an event.

You have no real long term use for these types of diets because you are not changing your life style or behavior. In fact if you go on these diets and off of them frequently, you may start yo-yo dieting. In order to change behavior for the long run is to create a menu that promotes a healthy life style and the fat burning process.

Quick fix diets may include supplements and can get expensive.

Usually quick fix diets include supplements. While supplements service a purpose, they can get expensive. Usually, the more expensive supplements are manufactured with better standards. However, they may work best when you are eating a healthy diet. In other words supplements do not work well if you plan to replace whole foods with them.

Using supplements can get expensive and you are not learning how to eat healthy. While supplements do serve a purpose, learning to eat the right foods is the best way to start healthy habits for a life time.

Quick Fix Diets Are Boring and Restrictive

This is just my opinion. However, no matter how much these diets are advertised for fast weight loss, they can still be very boring. For one, most of these quick fix diets are restrictive on the types of foods you can eat. Even some diets cut out entire food groups and you are asked to eat the same thing over and over. Sometimes you are even asked to eat just one type of food. Who wants to do that?

For example, there are diets on the market that restrict carbohydrates almost to the point where they are completely eliminated from your diet. If you keep boring your self to death with the same foods you'll eventually feel deprived and possibly go on an eating binge.

If you interested in a quick fix diet, keep the above information in mind. Please check with a doctor before starting any diet. While sometimes you will be successful for the short term, you really need to eat healthy for the long term.
About the Author
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