When you are considering a which weight loss program to choose it can be very confusing to know whether or not any of the popular diets you have probably heard or read about will work for you. There several top diets and exercise approaches that are proven to work, notably the Diet Solution Program, Truth About Abs and Fat Burning Furnace, to name a few. They have been used by hundreds of thousands of people and they have produced weight loss results. But not every diet and exercise plan is created equally (including others that are as effective but I have not mentioned). Having worked with many people to help them meet their weight loss goals, I have found that several popular diets are successful for the following 4 reasons:
Primary Focus on Diet or Exercise – For a weight reduction and management plan to work for it needs to have a primary focus as a diet or exercise plan. That doesn’t mean it has to exclusively focus on just one area, but the primary basis for the plan’s success is centered around one or the other. The reason is fairly straightforward – it is easier for people to embrace a new routine and see results if they only have to put the majority of focus towards diet or exercise.
Metabolism Matters – Popular diets and exercise routines that are effective take into account the significant role your metabolism plays in burning calories and losing weight. However a diet based plan (such as the Diet Solution Program, for example) will look at what your existing metabolism and provide you food choices that are ideal for that. An exercise based plan (Truth About Abs is a good example) is different as it attempts to have the participant change their actual metabolism through physical exercise. Both approaches work
Water Plays a Key Role – All of the popular diets that are truly effective ensure that water is central element to the overall plan. When you change your diet or add more exercise into your daily routine you body generates toxins that are resident based on your current state of fitness, the rate at which your burn calories, and what you are eating to fuel yourself. Those toxins need to be washed away and water accomplishes that. It also has the effect of helping you feel full when you are hungry as well as hydrating the body so you don’t crave sugary drinks or fatty foods.
Make A Gradual Lifestyle Change – You won’t be successful in losing weight, regardless of which of the popular diets you choose to follow, unless you can make a somewhat permanent lifestyle change. Those changes are different based on whether or not you want to embrace a diet approach for weight loss and management or an exercise approach. In my case I started with a diet approach, learning about what foods where healthy and how to prepare them. Overtime, once I had fundamentally shifted my understanding of food, I focused more on the exercise aspect.
When you are assessing popular diets and which will work for your situation, keep these four reasons in mind as you determine what is the best approach for you.