Never choose a diet that makes some incredible
claim of unrealistic weight loss. These companies will boast all sorts of results with little proof other than a before and after picture of a person. Always remember that you can only safely
lose one or two pounds a week.
And along the lines of unrealistic, never choose a diet that
claims you can lose weight but not change you eating habits or
give up fatty foods. This is absurd. Think about it. Your
overweight condition is more than likely a result of your eating
and exercise habits with the exception of pregnancy. You are
going to have to do something different because obviously what
you have been doing does not work. So promises of results with
no effort are ridiculous.
It is recommended also to stay away from diets that cut out an
entire classification of foods such as no carbohydrates or no
fat whatsoever. Always remember the word balance. Your body
needs the whole entire range of food groups each day. When you
cut out an entire food group you will quickly crave it and end
up falling off the diet anyways. Plus, if you have some other
health condition you could put yourself in serious danger. For
example, people with gout should stay away from the high protein
diets because the high protein only aggravates the condition.
Any diet that shoots down proven medical research should be
avoided. If most doctors agree on a certain topic then you had
better take it serious. For example, if most doctors believe
that a starvation crash diet is bad then you should maybe
research a little further and see why they are saying it.
This is probably the biggest mistake people make: They choose a
diet that includes no exercise. It will not work no matter what
the promoter of the diet says. You have to combine diet with
exercise in order to increase your metabolism and burn calories.
There is absolutely no getting around it.
Any diet plan that requires a significant cash layout on your
part should be suspect. These are diets that want you to attend
their meetings and seminars for an annual membership fees. They
are also diets that require you to buy only their meals that are
so much more expensive than going to the store, buying the
ingredients, and your own.
There is one rule in life that if you follow it will keep you
from making poor choices with diets or anything for that matter.
The rule is that if it is too good to be true then it is
probably not true. Some diet that says you will loose 40 pounds
in two weeks is too good to be true. And of course, their advice
or plan will not be free. It will require you to spend something
to find out it was too good to be true.
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