IT'S NOT CHIC, BUT IT'S EFFECTIVE
THE TRUTH ABOUT GOOD WEIGHT LOSS
The time-honored method of a balanced diet and exercise is still the most
effective form of weight loss there is. Your body will naturally lose
weight when you eat fewer calories and burn more energy. That’s
natural weight loss. It’s not rocket science, but it’s not
fast, either. Therein lies everyone’s problem with natural weight
loss; everyone wants to lose weight now. They go to weight loss camps,
spas, take weight loss drugs, go on fad diets like the Atkins weight loss
program; the end result lasts only a short time before your old lifestyle
outs you back to the weight at which you started. Natural weight loss
takes work, patience and a lifestyle change. That’s what gets the
weight off and keeps it off.
The Key to natural weight loss
While some believe that all-natural weight loss supplements are the key
to natural weight loss, most doctors would not at all agree. Though technically,
the herbs and agents that are typically found in natural diet supplements
are, indeed, natural, natural is however not necessarily synonymous with
Remember when your mom told you not to eat the berries off the trees unless
you could definitively identify them as being strawberries, raspberries,
blackberries or blueberries? That was because some things in nature, although
they are still very obviously natural, can still cause harm and damage
to a person and to their body.
Recognizing the Signs
Your reaction to the statement that natural weight loss supplements might
not be naturally good for us might be that, if it has some adverse effect
that you would obviously then stop taking it, however, it is actually
not all that simple; after all, not all adverse effects can be noticed
or properly identified.
Our bodies can be under a fair amount of stress and never register anything
on the outside, which can be quite dangerous in a world where hydrogenated
oils and high fructose corn syrup are becoming staple ingredients, even
in the products that should be healthy.
So what is the proper way to lose weight naturally if all-natural weight
loss supplements can not be trusted? Well, the only way to lose weight
naturally and healthily is the good old-fashioned way, which includes
that of a good diet and frequent exercise. This means no crash diets,
no all-natural weight loss supplements, no pharmacological weight loss
supplements, just plain old calorie control and attention to ingredients,
paired with frequent exercise and a non-sedentary lifestyle.
This old-fashioned recipe for natural weight loss may seem unduly boring
in today’s fast-paced world, and perhaps it even seems like a waste
of technology and pharmacological research to ignore these recent advancements
in diet and weight control, but for the time, doctors agree that the only
100% safe and natural weight loss is to simply lose weight through proper
diet and exercise.
It should be noted that by diet, it is not implied that a ‘diet’
of drastic calorie cutting should be followed; what is meant by diet in
this context is that of a healthy diet; and a healthy diet consists of
an adequate daily caloric intake, dependant on one’s age, gender,
and activity level.
This means a diet which is varied in nature and which includes the majority
of the food coming from complex carbohydrates (whole grains) and vegetables
with smaller portions of dairy, protein, fruits and some fats (preferably
mono and polyunsaturated fats and no trans fats whatsoever).