The Skinny on Healthy Weight Loss Plans
There is certainly no shortage of advice when it comes to losing weight. Just do a quick Internet search of browse a magazine rack at the grocery store, and you will discover all of the newest weight loss “cures,” like magic supplements, superfoods or fad diets. Some promise to slim you down in as little as two days!!
Before you fall for these gimmicks think about this: If losing weight were so easy you could do it in two days, wouldn’t everyone be thin and fit? If these fad diets or magic weight loss pills really worked, wouldn’t everyone be a size two?
It may be tempting to reach for the latest and greatest diet or weight loss plan when you want to drop pounds, but it is important that you select a healthy plan. Doing so will help you lose weight and keep it off without torturing your body or causing other healthy issues.
So how do you choose a healthy weight loss plan?
Talk to Your Doctor
Always have a conversation with your doctor before you begin a weight loss plan. Talk about what may be adding to your weight gain, any medical problems you have or medications you take, your weight loss goals and your plan for reaching them. You can also talk about how to work out safely with your fitness grips or workout gloves.
Consider Your Needs
Unfortunately, there is no single weight loss plan that will lead to success for everyone who tries it. However, you can find a workout plan and diet that suits your personal needs. Before you make a selection, think about your experience with diets in the past. What worked? What didn’t? What did you dislike or enjoy about them? How did you feel both emotionally and physically while dieting?
Also think about your exercise plan. Do you want to use your fitness grips and workout gloves every single day, or do you need a more flexible plan? What activities do you enjoy? Do you like to workout alone or with a group?
Use the answers to these questions to guide you in the right direction to begin your weight loss journey!
Readers, how do you avoid falling for weight loss gimmicks?