We have all heard the latest and greatest fads in the world of dieting. Everything from low-carb diets to juice cleanses have all been the current celebrity-endorsed diet fad of the time. The question that begs to be asked is do these diet fads work? It would be nice if this were a simple yes or no answer, but as with every quick fix the answer is maybe. Many of these diet fads work for the short-term, but over the long haul they either fizzle or lead to actual weight gain. We here at HPFY can point to some time-tested methods that can help you achieve and maintain a healthy figure.
Anyone who has discussed diets with friends, families, or coworkers has no doubt heard all of the main fads that everyone swears by. Oh, you have to do this or you have to do that and everyone promises that their diet fad is the greatest. Some you may have heard of include:
You can throw in some of the mass marketed diet plan such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or even diet programs like Slim Fast and Nutrisystem that tell you their plans are simple and easy (some are even expensive). With so much to decipher, how do you know which is right for you and will lead to your ultimate goal of maintaining a healthy figure?
While diet plans promise quick and easy weight loss, there are time-tested ways to maintain a healthy figure and reduce weight. It is probably easier said than done to approach weight loss and a healthy figure by saying “eat less, move more.” This may seem like a pipe dream, but there are some traditional, time-tested ways to achieve this goal and they can include:
As with many things in life, there truly are no magic methods for sustainable weight loss and maintaining a healthy figure. It really is a lifestyle change. Before beginning any diet or exercise program, you should consult your physician in order to be sure anything you are about to undertake is safe and healthy for you. Work toward your goal but don’t look at it as one giant step. Start off slow with small, achievable goals that will motivate you to comply with your plans. With each small success, you will be more motivated to achieve your goal. Exercise and eat smarter to feel better!!
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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
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