Thursday, June 26, 2014

We must become more knowledgeable

The weight-loss industry has exploded in recent years. Consumers are expected to spend about $66 billion this year on diet soft drinks, health club memberships, dietary supplements and other products aimed at weight loss.

Some manufacturers are feeding on the false hopes of so many people who would do anything to lose weight and in the quickest amount of time.

By promoting unrealistic expectations and false hopes, they doom current weight-loss efforts to failure and make future attempts less likely to succeed.

We must become more knowledgeable about achieving and maintaining healthy weight and more skeptical of ads promising quick fixes.

The more you know, the more likely you are to do the right thing. Knowledge is the first step to a successful weight loss, but it is the application of knowledge that yields sustained success.

When people know more about the realities of weight-loss, fewer will be inclined to waste their money, time and effort on products that don’t work as advertised.

And the real secret they don’t want you to know is that while losing weight may not be fun or easy, but you don’t need to take out your wallet to do it. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Misleading ads for weight loss products

Misleading ads for weight loss products target consumers desperate for results. 

To make it easier to spot false weight loss representations the Federal Trade Commission has compiled a list of seven statements in ads that are likely to be a tip-off to deception.

Think twice before purchasing a product that promises the following:

1. causes weight loss of two pounds or more a week for a month or more without dieting or exercise;
2. causes substantial weight loss no matter what or how much the consumer eats;
3. causes permanent weight loss even after the consumer stops using product;
4. blocks the absorption of fat or calories to enable consumers to lose substantial weight;
5. safely enables consumers to lose more than three pounds per week for more than four weeks;
6. causes substantial weight loss for all users; or
7. causes substantial weight loss by wearing a product on the body or rubbing it into the skin.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

How does eating real food lead to weight loss?

Consuming real food leads to weight loss as a result of nutrients that are added to the diet, and the ingredients that are removed.

Nutrients that are added are namely fiber and omega-3 fats. Ingredients that are removed are added sugar, refined crabs and other additives and preservatives that both contribute to weight gain and stand in the way of weight loss.

I do not cook and I want to assure you that switching to a real-food food diet can be done and it is not difficult from the planning point of view.
The way to achieve permanent weight control and a long healthy life is to base your diet on vegetables, fruits, and grains. Plus some protein. These are the most powerful foods for controlling weight, and most people can eat all they want of them and stay slim and healthy.
So, where do you begin? Your success starts with your next meal.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Change in thinking

You can change you diet around, and in doing so you can lose weight and change your life.

Change can be hard. But change is also part of life. No matter how bad your diet is, you can start fresh now.

You can embark on a new way of living today. Changes that you can start making right this minute will not only lead to weight loss but can do incredible things for your health.

The act of succeeding on daily basis will make you feel wonderful about yourself. And just knowing that you are making changes that will lead to weight loss and better health can be incredible empowering.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Losing weight can be done without feeling hungry

Losing weight can be done without feeling hungry. Eating large amount of the right food is the key to success.

A diet which requires someone to be hungry all the time over the course of a life time is not going to work. 

It is hard to force yourself to eat less. But it's possible to choose what you eat.

The secret for reaching and staying at your proper weight is to eat whenever your feel hungry, but to eat only the foods that will not make you fat.