If you've been following me for a long time, you have probably seen the many posts I've done about weight-loss. I have talked about the worst weight-loss snacks and foods as well as great alternatives. I have also talked about health issues that could prevent weight-loss. There are so many variables when it comes to weight-loss. No two persons are alike in their weight-loss journey and oftentimes they require very different programs.
If you will recall from my last post, Common Misconceptions About Weight-Loss, I mentioned that I would be digging a little deeper into the nutritional aspect of weight-loss programs. Diets are popular for quickly shedding excess weight, however, diets are not a viable solution for long-term success.
Depending on how in-depth this post ends up being, I might have to break it up into two separate posts. Also, I want to point out that this post is based on my own personal opinion and the research that I have done. Without further ado, let's get right into the post.
Media has made it so important that we see fast results when in fact, that may not always be the case. Fad diets are surrounded by the misconception that weight can be reduced within a very short amount of time and will be extremely easy to do. I'm sorry to break it to you, but that is a lie perpetrated by large corporations.
These "guarantees" are meant to draw you in. Sure, there will be a handful of people who will respond to the programs positively, however, the majority of the public will not see any results at all. Beware of programs that promise rapid and dramatic results, a diet that doesn't require exercise alongside it, celebrity or athlete endorsed, claims to replace metabolic function, has limited food choices, or lacks a change in overall behavior. These types of diets ARE NOT what you should be buying into.