Did you wake up today, look in the mirror and realize you gained weight? What was your first reaction to remedy the solution? Most individuals figure the best solution is to eat less and hope their body burns fatter. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter if you skip breakfast, lunch, or eat a smaller dinner, the less you eat the harder it will be to lose weight.
It’s been millions of years since the human body was formed, and back then there wasn’t any type of diets present. Unless of course you consider starvation as a low-calorie diet. Since some individuals could cope with a lack of food, those were the ones who normally survived. However, this lets us in on a tiny little secret; the body has a built-in mechanism that allows us to survive when a low food intake is present.
Just take a look at the research over the years when comparing overweight and thin people. If you take a close look the calories themselves are pretty much the same. The difference is the amount of saturated fat our bodies consume. Those who are thin work more with complex carbohydrates, which is much better for the body.Keep in mind you will not lose weight overnight. A successful weight loss regimen revolves around common sense and a set of guidelines. If you look around the internet and various other advertising outlets, there are tons of misinformation floating around. This is why it is extremely easy to get duped or ripped off.
The next time you’re around a newspaper or magazine just open it up and take a look. There will be all kinds of guarantees revolving around new products that claim to fix all your weight issues. Even though they may seem like the “magic” pill you’ve been looking for all along, it’s really not true. Oddly enough we spend billions of dollars each and every year on diet plans and products. Granted, you will probably lose weight, but you will gain it back as soon as you stop taking them or continue to utilize unhealthy habits.
What it comes down to is the longer we believe this is a “real” solution, the more new products will surface and people will continue to buy them. The funny thing is when each one of these remedies were researched, it was found that none of them were long term solutions. Now the FDA has stepped in and clamped down on the guidelines that must be portrayed with new products and false claims.
It’s also important to understand that you can develop various diseases and serious health problems if you are overweight. Everything from heart disease to diabetes will eventually take its toll. You will find this can happen because the calorie intake is excessive, which makes the saturated fat more frequent.
Most of us believe that people become heavy because they eat too many calories. The truth is we are eating fewer calories today than we did when we hit the turn of the century. Regardless, America is still consider heavier today and partly because we’re more sedentary now. Plus, the fat content in the food around America has changed dramatically over the years.
In the end, if you try to diet without a successful plan you will end up fatter in a shorter period of time. It won’t be evident in the beginning because you will begin to lose weight. However, this is more water and muscle than anything else. When the weight does return it comes back as fat and is harder to eliminate. The only way to truly overcome this is by increasing your metabolism. The way to do this is through proper exercise.
The best thing to do is find a routine that is comfortable. One of the best ways to do it is through walking and it’s one of the easiest exercises you can perform. Most importantly, you will be able to control your weight, tone your muscles, and strengthen the bones all at the same time.