It's quite staggering to think that people who are trying to lose weight are bombarded from all angles by a barrage of slick, hyped up advertisements for more different types of diets, diet food delivery plans, exercise programs, fitness DVDs and other weight loss related paraphernalia. Most of them promise so much by way of stunning results and are usually accompanied by glossy images of slender, beautiful young women or slim, muscle clad young men to get you to believe this is what you can expect to look like when you purchase what they're trying to sell you.
Of course most of it is rubbish and will do you no more good, or cause you to lose any more weight than a daily walk in the park with your dog! Which is of course is for zero cost to you!
But there are some more fundamental weight loss tips and techniques that, when used correctly have a much higher rate of success than all the products and plans you can buy. It all depends upon whether you actually want to lose weight by working on the problem for yourself, or you want to buy into the dream that someone else or some other product can do it for you. Here's why:
Weight Loss Tips That Work
The first thing you need to realise is that everyone is different and for that reason, what works well for one person may not necessarily work so well for another. That's why generic diets have sketchy results at best because they may work for some people who try them while they don't for everyone else. It's all about our individual physiological makeup, personal characteristics and individual lifestyles.
Next thing you need to realise is that there are absolute laws which govern how our bodies gain, maintain or lose mass. In its most simplistic terms, you can't create mass out of nothing. In order for your body to grow and gain weight, you must feed it with more energy than it can burn, so that it stores the excess as fat. If you only feed it enough to keep it working and burning it all off each day, then you can't gain weight. If you hear of people who tell you they hardly eat a thing yet they look like a beached whale, there is something they are not telling you. Like the truth, which is really eat a load of high calorie food when they think no one is looking and lay on the sofa all day watching TV. Then they'll blame their obesity on "faulty glands" or some other lame excuse.
When you know the truth, that their overweight condition can only happen when they eat more than their body can burn, then you realise that the only thing that will cause weight gain is overeating and under-exercising. It's really that simple!
The Right Kind of Fuel for Your Body
The body needs fuel to function and when it is made to work, such as when you do exercise or any other physical form of work, it uses more fuel to accomplish what it is you are doing. The simplest way to understand how this works, without going into lengthy and, let's face it boring scientific or medical explanations, is to think of our body as a car engine. We know that an engine must burn fuel in order to run and when it does this, is makes the car go. If the car needs to go faster, the engine demands more fuel. When the car stops and the engine idles, it needs only minimal fuel to keep it ticking over. If you give it premium fuel it runs smoothly and efficiently. If you put in low grade fuel, the engine runs erratically and less efficiently, producing more waste exhaust fumes in the process as less of the lower grade fuel is burned. If you put the wrong kind of fuel in the tank, such as filling a gas tank with diesel, the engine will barely run and may pack up altogether.
How does this compare with our bodies? Well, the comparisons may be obvious to you.
To make your body work harder, you need to give it more fuel in the form of the sugars that are present on the bloodstream and which are converted to energy my the muscles that are doing the work. If the body is at rest, it needs minimal fuel to keep it functioning. So what happens when you give your body more fuel than it needs while it's in a constant state of rest, such as when you spend all day in front of the TV? The excess simply gets stored as fat for later, when the body perceives it may need it just in case you are not able to eat later. Of course that doesn't happen so more and more fat gets created from all the excess food.
When you feed your body the premium food it needs, it will run efficiently and produce less unused waste. On the flip side, if you feed it junk, it will repay you by being sluggish, producing a lot of unused waste which clogs up your colon and generally degrades your overall state of health.
Eat Right and Exercise!
So the major weight loss tip associated with this article is to eat the right kinds of food that your body needs and cut out all the junk, processed and high calorie rubbish. Then help your body to burn the energy you are feeding it by exercising so that you avoid any excess getting stored as fat. That way, you will maintain a healthy body that stays at its correct weight without ever needing to resort to often expensive and unnecessary diet plans and products that a consumer fuelled industry is only to happy to sell to you even though you don't really need it.
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