There is a lot of pressure on people in modern society to slim down and lose weight. As a result there is a big market for weight loss products and programs. Since there are so many products and programs out there people are often sceptical and have a lot of questions. In this article I attempt to answer three key questions concerning weight loss plans, programs, products and services:
1) WHAT IS THE BEST WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM AVAILABLE?:- There is not a single best weight loss program out there. Most of the programs have different end goals and recommend different methods. Some are bad, some are good but overall different people will have different experiences of the same weight loss program. Certain programs are best suited to certain individual so you need to do some research and then choose one you think that best matches your goals and personality. You also need to think about what the weight loss program requires of you. Will you have to change your diet? Will a lifestyle change be required? Once you know exactly what the weight loss plan requires you need to decide whether you are capable of taking on these changes. For example, if one of the weight loss programs requires you to do 2 hours of cardiovascular exercise every day you need to seriously think about whether you can achieve this. The third thing you need to consider is finances. A lot of weight loss programs will charge you for membership. You may also need to buy additional resources such as equipment and supplements to participate in the program. Once you have calculated the total cost of participating in a weight loss program you then need to see if it is financially feasible to become a member. Overall, the key factor with a weight loss program is dedication. A dedicated person will always get better results than one who does not give it their all. Therefore, the most important thing you need to think about before starting any weight loss program is can you dedicate yourself to the program in the long term?
2) DO DIET PATCHES OR PILLS ACTUALLY WORK?:- Yes, but the effects are usually very moderate. Diet patches and pills often claim to make miraculous weight loss possible with a simple patch or pill. However, the evidence behind these claims is often lacking with many patches and pills having a mild thermogenic effect that can be easily replicated by eating certain foods. The truth is that many people in today’s society are looking for a quick fix. The marketing of diet patches and pills appeals to this side of people. The reality is that long term weight loss is best achieved through regular exercise, healthier eating and restricting your daily caloric intake. There is no quick solution and it will take time and dedication.
3) SHOULD YOU OPT FOR WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY?:- Before I start to answer this question I must state that weight loss surgery is a dangerous medical procedure with serious health risks. There are too many to discuss here but this article provides a good overview. Weight loss surgery should not even be considered without significant consultation with your doctor or another medical practitioner. They are likely to recommend any alternative weight loss options before weight loss surgery and I would agree with this advice. Weight loss surgery should be an absolute last resort and only used when your weight is posing a serious risk to your health. If a healthy diet, exercise, or even prescription drugs are a feasible option, they should be chosen over weight loss surgery every time. I hope this article answers some of the questions you have concerning weight loss products, plans and services. As I have stated in all my weight loss articles the best way to lose weight is to combine a healthy diet with regular exercise and reduce your daily caloric intake. There is no quick fix without serious side effects or health complications. Ultimately, you are the one who determines the success of your weight loss efforts – not a weight loss program, pill or surgery.