I think it’s time to face the fact that most women are on some kind of diet or weight loss program or another at any given time. It almost become a way of life, kind of an occult following if you will. Losing weight and looking good is almost as bigger priority as brushing your teeth and washing your face in the morning. And it is because of this high demand that there are so many new weight loss programs and weight loss products being launched almost on a daily basis.
The problem is that because there are so many to choose from, it’s difficult to filter through them all and figure out which of them are any good. For everyone decent, safe and beneficial weight loss program there are at least five bogus programs. And sometimes, there are even dangerous ones.
If any advice can be given about any of the weight loss programs available online, is that you do intensive research on the program that interests you, and then to speak to your doctor about it in order to get his or her professional advice.
A really good program that should easily and comfortably into most women’s lifestyle, is designed around intermittent fasting. What makes this type of program easy to introduce and your current lifestyle, is because most women (people) skip meals anyway, whether it be breakfast or lunch or both. A program worth its salt will also include a good exercise routine in the program. While it is possible to lose weight with diet alone, it takes exponentially longer for any tangible results. Ask any Doctor, healthcare professional or a dietician, and they will tell you that old school diet and exercise combined is the best way to go for healthy weight loss as well as permanent weight loss.
At the same principles apply to intermittent fasting. You don’t need to be a mathematician to understand that the amount of calories you consume needs to be less calories you burn in order for your body to actually lose weight. As on this principle that intermittent fasting is based. While you are fasting, you are also working out, therefore eating less while burning more calories than you consume. This makes for substantial weight loss and a steady rate, while staying healthy and fit at the same time.
Intermittent fasting has been around for hundreds of years. It’s not a new concept, just revamped and reworked for our modern day and age. It’s not the only program that is “not new”. Using intermittent fasting however it, is incredibly easy to sustain over a long period time, which makes it ideal program to incorporate in your regular day-to-day life. If you follow the principles of the program, you are guaranteed to lose weight.
Of course, not everybody is going to understand or accept skipping any meals for any duration of time. This is perfectly normal, because while we do skip meals, we are all raised on the notion that we should always eat breakfast lunch and dinner at a regular schedule every single day. So even if you feel intermittent fasting is not necessarily for you, they certainly are other programs out there that will suit your needs. Remember, everybody’s an individual and everybody’s needs differ. So what works for one, may not necessarily work for somebody else.
If you find that you battle to lose weight, it might be a good idea to have yourself checked out at your doctor. There may be an underlying reason or calls for your inability to lose weight. Most of the time it’s something simple that can be rectified easily, but they are cases where medication is necessary to correct the balance.
You might find that you are intolerant to certain foods like white flour or pasta. This could be an indication of gluten intolerance. You may also find that you are lactose intolerant, therefore any kind of dairy (or too much of it) could cause discomfort and bloating. Things like this are easy to correct with the simple changes to your diet. Speak to a dietician once you know why you are struggling to lose weight, and he or she should be able to help you with a diet structure and a list of foods you should avoid (and a list of foods you should be eating daily) in order for you to avoid any further health and weight issues.
If on the other hand it is something a little bit more serious like hypothyroidism or diabetes, medication is usually prescribed. Either one of these conditions can or will prevent you from losing any weight, and could possibly be causing weight gain. Hypothyroidism is slightly more difficult to spot, and requires that several factors be tested via blood tests. Usually, your Doctor all recommend you see an endocrinologist is hypothyroidism is suspected.
Diabetes or pre-diabetes is very easy to diagnose with the simple blood test. Fortunately, you were not born with diabetes, and you developed it later in life, it can be reversed. The simple prescription of metforal should take care of the condition over a period of time. If you are diagnosed either diabetes or pre-diabetes, simply by being on the correct medication you will find that you are beginning to lose weight.
On the other hand, if you do not have any medical issues, and you have become overweight or obese purely because of laziness, inactivity and bad diet, finding a program that suits your needs and fit into your schedule will definitely be beneficial. If like most people, you simple can’t find the time to prepare special meals or have to eat more than the normal three square meals a day, finding a program that uses intermittent fasting as a means to control weight, is your best bet.