Most people, at one time, or another, decide, they, either need to, or want to, lose weight. Sometimes, this is, for vanity reasons, such as looking better in certain clothing, bathing suit, etc. Other times, it’s for health – related reasons, because, excessive weight, has often been indicator, as a significant factor, in a variety of ailments and diseases, such as heart issues, type – two diabetes, knee and back problems, etc. As in many things, in life, there is no, one – size – fits – all, approach, to losing weight. One must begin, by setting a goal for this, to occur, both in terms of number of pounds, and a realistic time period, to achieve it. It is often wise, to combine, eating changes, with using a diet plan, which you feel, you will be ready, willing, and able, to stick – to. With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 4 possible approaches, for losing unwanted pounds, and/ or, inches.
1. Exercise/ diet – and – exercise: Before beginning any plan or program, have a discussion, with your health care professional/ practitioner! If you are given clearance, begin the commitment to a well – planned, exercise program/ plan! When the right type of exercise is combined with a well – considered, diet, you maximize your potential, to lose weight!
2. Low calories/ low – fat: The original plan, of eating less fatty foods, and consuming fewer calories, works, when one is willing to remain consistent, and committed, to remaining on it. However, for some, it is difficult and challenging to maintain the patience, and discipline, to do so, and, when they don’t, quickly, see their desired results, they cheat! This approach works, but, only, when one is willing to eat the types, and quantities of foods, and abide by the necessary restrictions/ limitations!
3. Prepared food programs: Many, who have tried to lose weight, on several occasions, with their desired degree of success, turn to one of the better known, prepared food programs, such as Weight Watchers, and Nutri System. The former uses a combination of prepared foods, a point system, and meetings, aimed at motivating individuals, to continue forward, despite obstacles.
4. Low Carbohydrate/ Keto: In the 1970’s, Dr. Robert Atkins introduced, to the American public, the concept of reducing one’s carbohydrate intake, for effective weight loss. Since his death, there have been many adaptations, to this approach, and one of the most popular, is referred to, as Keto. Many studies have demonstrated, when one uses this approach, and understands/ commits, to it, it is extremely successful, both in the shorter – term, as long as the longer – one!
Many approaches and plans work, so, one should determine, which one, he is willing to follow, and commit to, and stick, to it! Help yourself, is you want to be, happy, and healthier!