Sunday, March 28, 2010

Avoid Weight Loss Schemes This Swimsuit Season

You can’t believe everything you read. Those “lose weight fast and easy schemes don’t work. If you do lose weight fast, you'll put it back on fast. If you want to be ready to sport your bathing suit this summer, don’t invest in fast fixes.

Television infomercials cater to those who need help losing weight to fit into their swimsuit this summer. These weight loss systems may help people drop some pounds, but fast weight loss results are mostly water weight loss, and water weight can be regained just as fast as it's lost.

Here are some of the more typical schemes that have been touting fast weight loss to everyone who wants to look great in their swimsuit.

Spot reducing - There is no such thing as spot reducing. That’s when you can exercise one muscle group and lose weight there and only there. It doesn’t work for your legs or your abs or anywhere else. Any exercise program that tells you their product can do that is not being truthful with you.

Fad diets – Eating strange diets that are not nutritionally sound can make you sick. When you're sick you are guaranteed to look worse than when you started getting ready to put on that swimsuit. Any diet that asks you to cut calories to a dangerous level is starvation. When your body goes into “starvation mode,” it holds onto fat, not knowing when the next meal will come. That can sabotage all of your efforts. Any diet that asks you to eat only one type of food will send your body into panic mode, as well.

Surgery – Having surgery for weight loss is costly, dangerous, and doesn't typically result in a total transformation as promised. For instance, if you are a size 14, you are not going to get liposuction and turn into a size 4 buxom beauty. It will tighten you up in some places but overall, you may still look the same size. Trying to achieve the perfect body by liposuction, plastic surgery, or stomach stapling is dangerous and ill-advised.

Liquid nutrition – Replacing your food with these shakes will not give you the fiber and nutrition you need. Healthy eating habits will provide your body with the vitamins and minerals you need without added calories. Substituting healthy meals with shakes will not help you lose weight and it may cause you to overeat because you will remain hungry.

You want your body to be the best it can, right? If you exercise and eat healthy, you'll achieve your goal in time. All the magic potions and weight loss schemes in the world won't get you where you want to go any faster. Those fast fixes are not really fixes at all when you inevitably end up in worse condition than you started in.

Begin today with a good sensible fitness program and you’ll be healthy and looking good in that swimsuit before you know it. Stick with it and you'll stay looking and feeling good for a lifetime.

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