With the obesity rate going up in many different countries, more and more people are trying to lose weight and find diets that work. While there are several fad diets on the market that claim almost instant results, many of these result in the dieter falling off the wagon and gaining back any weight they do lose, or sadly, not losing any weight at all. Here is a look at some diets that work and how to stay committed to them.
One of the more popular choices for those who are looking to lose weight is the Weight Watchers diet. The Weight Watchers diet combines support by attending group meetings or conversing on the internet with others that are also trying to lose weight, with a points program that helps to promote healthy eating that results in long lasting weight loss. Many people who have tried this diet claim that it is not just a diet but a real life changing experience that helps them learn to eat the foods that are right for them. Not only does this diet provide results, but for those who remain committed to the program, the results seem to last as well.
Another diet that works for many people involves the simple task of calorie counting and exercising. One can find out how many calories they need to consume by either talking to their doctor or looking online at one of the many calculators that will assist them in determining their current calorie intake and what their calorie intake should be. Often times, to lose a safe amount of weight, dieters are encouraged to try and stay at 1500 calories a day. The amount of calories a food has can easily be found on the package – just make sure you follow the label’s ‘serving size’ to be as accurate as possible. Some people look at the total calorie, fat, etc. count on a label and mistakenly think that number means the whole container, but more often than not, it represents only a portion of the container.
Exercise is another key component to this diet. To get the maximum results, one will want to burn more calories than they are consuming. Each activity one does, whether it be something as simple as cleaning the house to running a mile, burns an estimated amount of calories. There are special books and lots of websites that can assist dieters in learning just how many calories each activity burns. Attending a gym can also help dieters by providing them special equipment and classes as well as variety so they do not get bored.
While some diets that work do not provide immediate results like fad or crash diets, they do provide long lasting results that not only assist one in losing weight but improving their health as well, which is the most important aspect. The quickest way to lose weight is not always the healthiest or most effective way!
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