Thought I would do a short post on trying to lose weight with all the TV Commercial Ads out there today promising, NO exercise, NO cutting back on calories or fat, or carbohydrates, and promising some sort of miracle results.
For my money, save your own money. I am old enough to have seen literally hundreds and hundreds of these fad "Miracle Fat Melting Wonder Pill Diets" come and go.
The ONLY way to lose weight and keep it off is to exercise more and eat less. Weight gain is a direct result of taking in more calories than you use and the end result is that those calories are stored as FAT. It has always been that way and always will be.
My recent post on SENSA is another in a long line of just sprinkle this MAGIC powder on your banana split with extra chocolate syrup and then go home and take a NAP and watch the pounds just melt off your body.
This is normally followed up by photos of actresses in bikini's with every curve in place telling you how easy this plan is to lose unwanted pounds and inches.
You also need to pay attention to not only the number of calories you take in, but the source of those calories as well. I remember many years ago, the "Ice Cream" diet was popular. You don't eat anything but ice cream and the fat just melts off. The ice cream diet is history, however the excess pounds are not.
Highly processed and refined foods especially carbohydrates are digested quickly and are detrimental to your blood glucose readings. This in turn sends signals to your body to store fat.
In addition to NOT working, many weight loss supplements are dangerous. Many contain stimulants that elevate blood pressure, and can cause irregular heartbeat, insomnia and anxiety. After all that, you are still overweight and depressed. You need to make a decision to not just lose weight, but to also improve your health.
The miracle cure for obesity while allowing you to eat anything and everything you want and not exercise simply doesn't exist. That is the TRUTH no matter how many TV infomercials say otherwise.
My advice is to walk two miles every day of your life whether indoors or out, work your way up to 25-35 grams of fiber in your diet, and cut back your total caloric intake by 25% making sure you get adequate protein, fat and complex carbs in your diet along with fruits and vegetables.