Here is something I am come to know well.
Fad diets don’t work. They just don’t. Beyond that, diets don’t work.
I have come to the conclusion that if you want to loose weight and be healthy, you must be prepared to do more then fewer calories and cut back on sweets and fried foods.
If you are truly wanting to loose weight and keep it off, you must make a lifestyle change. How big a lifestyle change depends on how much you need to change.
A lifestyle change is exactly what it sounds like. If you are currently consuming things that harm your body, like processed foods, processed sugar and soda, it’s time to kiss those things goodbye for the most part. I say for the most part because kicking things out completely is another way to fail on a diet, so the occasional can of soda or pastry is not going to make you fat, but consuming them all the time will.
The best way to start, is to getting a calorie counting app, I really like Caloriecount.com, it allows you to see all the calories you are consuming through out the day, it also gives the opportunity to see the quality of the food you are consuming.
Quality of food is very important. Simply cutting calories might help you loose weight, but it is not going to help you be healthy. Yes, you could loose weight by eating 1200 calories of Mcdonalds food, but it does not mean you should. Make sure the food you consume is going to give your body what it needs.
The other thing to remember when counting calories is to not go to low! Though cutting it down to the bear minimum may make sense mathematically you body does not function so simply. The usual guidelines is that women should not eat less then 1200 a day and men 1800, but those are just general guidelines, go with what is best for you and your body and remember slow and steady wins the race!
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