Weight loss is a big business. People are willing to do anything to drop a few pounds (except maybe putting in the work), and other people are willing to capitalize on it. This is why each year so many diets are created.
Most of us are lazy, and if something can be accomplished without putting effort into it, we’re listening. The same goes for weight loss. The promise of slimmer thighs in a cream or a six-pack in a bottle can be so tempting that all common sense goes right out the window. With so much information out there, how can you differentiate the truth from the phony? It’s not surprising that there’s so much speculation and misconception regarding weight loss and following a diet.
Weight loss tips and dieting theories have been popular subjects since the turn of the century. In fact, in the 1860’s, a man named William Banting published information about the health benefits of following a low-carb diet, and how cutting out bread and rice can help you lose weight. It’s now the 21st century, and despite all the “information” out there, we still have no concrete answers about how to successfully lose weight.
The mistake most people make when trying to lose weight is believing there is a magical diet or weight loss pill that will help them reach their weight loss goals. We’re sorry to disappoint you, but there isn’t. These types of diets may be endorsed by top celebrities, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to work. Notice how often you hear about Oprah’s weight loss rollercoaster? That’s because whatever her magical diet is, it’s not working for her. That goes for anyone who tries a fad diet or wastes money on a magical diet-potion or lotion. Fad diets will do nothing for your weight loss plan and might end up actually doing more harm than good.
To lose weight all you really need to do is burn more calories than you store. No matter what creative method the next trendy diet suggests, you can still accomplish this by eating fewer calories or exercising more than you currently do. Leave the diet myths and fads for the tabloids - if you really want to lose weight you need to ignore the dieting myths and get started on your weight loss plan.