Obesity is associated with numerous chronic medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea. But there is so much misinformation online about losing weight—from web pages that claim to boast the latest weight loss secret for the “thrifty person” to pages that promise a quick fix with acai berries or costly supplements. The truth is that losing weight requires that you take control of your habits and make a lifestyle change. You may have heard it once before: you can’t outrun or out-diet a bad diet.
It seems that almost everywhere you turn, people are trying to sell a quick fix for weight loss. However true it may be, there is no magic pill or miracle potion to help you achieve that slender figure. The only way to lose weight is by making healthy choices consistently: eating the right foods, exercising regularly, and seeking advice from qualified professionals on how best to achieve one’s weight loss goals.
“Diet” is a misleading word. While they may be able to help with weight loss at first, in the long term you’re doomed to regain all of that weight and maybe even have it as an ongoing battle with your body. Even if it’s just for the short term – what happens once you finish their diet? Is your doctor going to let you stay on that shake forever? No! The key to losing weight permanently is making a lifestyle change. And one has to recognize any diet book, gimmick, fad, shake, or supplement that tries to convince them otherwise and then just proceed with caution if this is their approach because books are there to help people who need motivation and guidance through times where they’re struggling but tricks and fads are simply ways for companies (usually selling some sort of product) to take advantage of desperate people looking for a way out! This includes pills, shakes, “get rich quick” schemes, etc. – none of those things will work long-term so don’t be fooled by them!
A diet is misleading; diets simply do not work. They may help with weight loss initially, but once they end, patients regain the weight… that is often even more than they lost in the first place. Sure, a shake diet or prescription weight-loss drug may help you lose weight in the short run; however, what happens when the regimen ends? It is not realistic to be on a shake diet for the rest of your life. You will want to get off of it sooner rather than later if you want to stay healthy and keep yourself from falling ill. Your doctor will most likely not allow you to stay on a long-term stimulant either because doing so isn’t always safe especially if it becomes too much for someone.
Before you get started, a checkup from your doctor is key. You’ll want to discuss your weight loss plan and get tested for certain medical conditions. Sometimes the things that cause us to put on too much weight are actually related to other existing health issues we weren’t aware of before, so it’s important for you and your doctor to have a strategy session about what foods are best for you and which ones might not be as great depending on some common ailments such as diabetes or thyroid problems.
Be sure to have yourself tested for various medical conditions – diabetes and thyroid disorder are two that you will certainly want to rule out before eating any shakes! With all this in mind, I’m certain that you’ll be on the way to losing the pounds in no time at all, healthily and steadily.
How much weight do you want to lose?
Ask your doctor how healthy you should be. Take small steps towards your end goal – 1-2 pounds lost per week at most if you are tracking weight loss on a weekly basis.