Are all Weight Loss And Exercise Plans Effective?
There is no doubt that the right program of exercise and diet can transform your body. You can lose weight faster and in stubborn areas where the fat never seemed to come off. However, don't be fooled by the hype around some programs. Each program is different and not all of them actually are effective ongoing weight loss. Therefore, you must evaluate them based upon how well they will work for you.
What to look for in a weight loss and exercise program:
Calories count. People who claim you can eat whatever you want on their diet program are scam artists. Calories count and the program must emphasize burning more calories than you consume. Running in circles or rubbing your tummy after you eat are not realistic strategies to lose weight...And yes, I have seen diets that recommend these as viable alternatives to a healthy diet and exercise program.
By now, most people know that fruits and vegetables are important to their diet. If you're looking to lose weight, it should come as no surprise that these are outstanding foods to base your program around. Meals should include the right portion of proteins, healthy carbs and good fats.
Healthy and effective weight loss programs are not extreme. They are designed to provide a balance of healthy carbs, proteins, and fats and necessary nutrients. Not only will this keep you healthy, but the right balance will also help regulate hormones that aid in weight loss or weight gain. And, a properly structure balanced diet should keep you satiated and feeling full for several hours after you eat. Starving yourself by consuming only lettuce or some lemon drink concoction is not a healthy way to create prolonged weight loss.
Resistance training is an important element to any good program. To maximize your results, you'll want to burn fat all day, not just when you are actually exercising. This is where resistance training comes in. Many studies have shown that proper resistance training will positively boost your metabolism. Most people can get get very good results from 3-4 days a week of exercising. 2-3 of those days should include resistance training.
Beginners, intermediates, and advanced exercisers all have different program needs. A proper weight loss and exercise program needs to account for everyone's unique starting point. A beginner cannot start with high exercise volume and heavy, intense exercise. There needs to be a gradual introduction of such things. And there should be an appropriate work and rest plan to achieve each individuals goals.
So, the next time you are in the library or surfing the next, just remember that the plan has to suit you and your lifestyle, not the other way around.