Article by Ben Tien
How many times have we seen yesterday’s hot diet pill being pulled from the market and banned because of harmful side effects? Remember fen-Phen? This was the hottest diet sensation to hit the market and countless doctors were prescribing the combination to their patients who wanted to lose weight.
The initial problem with the drug was the fact that people regained the weight they lost plus more. One of the biggest problems of weight loss it the fact that people can’t maintain the weight loss after they go off the diet. The only thing that will help you lose weight permanently is to learn how to control your eating.
So how do you gain control of your weight without turning to diet supplements and fad diets? Many people gain weight because of BLT’s – bites, licks, & tastes! If you find times when you tend to snack more, substitute something in place of eating. Make sure you have healthy snacks around the house instead of sweet or salty snacks.
One of the biggest culprits when it comes to weight gain is portion size. You will be surprised how much smaller a portion is than what you normally eat!
Exercise is an important factor in permanent weight loss. Exercise helps in several different ways. Second exercise, especially resistance exercise like weight training, helps to build muscle and muscle burns more calories at rest than fat.
Third, your body burns calories as you exercise and continues to burn them at a higher rate for a period of time after you stop exercising. Losing weight without the help of fad diets and harmful substances is possible.
You will be healthier and keep the weight off longer if you lose it by changing your lifestyle. Make a permanent change in your eating and exercise habits and you will become lean and healthy!
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