Did you know that the best methods of losing weight and keeping it off is to do it naturally. Despite their claims diets only lead to short term weight losses.
The reason? Unfortunately the lack of food will cause your metabolism to slow, which is bad news for when you start eating properly again as your metabolism will remain slow yet your calorie intake will increase.
Obviously in the long run you will put on more weight than you actually lose.
What about weight loss pills?
Unfortunately most weight loss pills are nothing more than appetite suppressants that only help to reduce your food cravings, which will help you to lose weight in the short term as your will not be eating as much.
However if you are not careful your body will think that you are starving and may take steps to hold onto your fat reserves.
It does this by slowing your metabolism to a crawl, which will not only halt any weight loss but once you start eating normally once more any weight lost will quickly return plus interest due to your slow metabolism.
Will exercise help?
If you want to lose weight naturally then you must exercise, this is a fact especially if you want to keep the weight off long term.
One problem with exercise is that it is hard, and usually involves spending time sweating in the gym.
Well, although the results may be slow it is worth the extra effort to get the body you want and the health benefits that come along with it.
Even if you cannot afford or find the gym boring there are plenty of home workouts that you can do.
Just remember that you need adequate nutrition while working out.
What to eat for weight loss?
A healthy diet for weight loss will involve eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables along with plenty of fresh protein such as chicken or turkey.
Protein is important for any weight loss regime as it is slow to digest so cuts food cravings. It also releases energy gradually so you wont experience the same highs and lows that you would experience when eating high sugar foods.
Finally eating a high protein diet will help to build muscle if you are planning on exercising regularly. As we all know extra muscle helps to burn more calories.
To lose weight and keep it off then you should try to be as natural as possible, eat more healthily and get regular exercise and the weight will surely come off along with that excess fat.