Using low fat diets will not help you lose weight. Many people believe that eating a purely low fat menu is the answer to losing weight, yet our society is more and more overweight with each passing year. Low fat foods and diets have been popular for more than 15 years this alone should prove that low fat foods don't work. One example of this is sugar. There are ZERO fat calories in sugar but if you were to eat sugar all day you would in essence be eating a fat free diet! Making sense?
Using a low calorie diet will help either. In fact using a low calorie diet is one of the worst things you can do. Low calorie diets may work for a few days but after the initial weight loss you'll hit a plateau. The reason for this is your body's natural fat burning engines slows down and this is when you hit the plateau. The amount of daily calories are not the deciding factor in your weight loss. It is the "Type" of calorie you consume. Calories come from three sources; fat, carbs and protein. It is this that is important.
Low Carb diets have been all the rage the last few years especially as an easy weight loss for teens program. The problem with these diets is they are very strict and very hard to follow for the average person. When on a low carb diet your body is robbed of energy and this makes it extremely difficult to remain on the program for an extended period of time. Just to give you an idea of how restrictive these diets are, the Atkins diet a very popular program allows just 20 "net carbs" per day for the first 2 weeks. An apple has more than 20 carbs!
Many turn to programs such as Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig. Although These can and do work for many people they usually are very costly and weight loss is spread out over sometimes a very long period of time. Obviously this is advantageous for them because they make more money this way. There are rapid weight loss tips that will help you lose weight much faster especially with summer weight loss right around the corner.
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