Don’t Get Mugged When Losing Weight

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The weight loss industry requires one the thing to keep breathing and stay alive. That thing is your money. It is getting fat on the money people keep feeding it. The statistics show more and more people are gaining weight instead of losing it. Clearly there is something very wrong with this picture.

For each worthwhile and helpful solution that this industry provides, there is someone who in equal measure will offer a solution that provides answers which promise success but in reality the results are often the opposite. The aim of the creators of certain products is to make as much money as possible, and as quickly as possible. That money comes from you. You pay your money because you are manipulated into believing the pictures that they paint for you. Admittedly the pictures they paint can be very convincing, however you must remember that they have to be convincing.

There are so many products promising to help you lose weight, this is done by planting a vision in your head. This vision will come from what they make you see, what they make you read, and endorsements from people in their pay. However many of the products on offer have at best a minimal effect, and at worst are completely useless, or even dangerous.

People who want a quick and easy way of losing weight fall foul of the clever advertising and the hope that this may well be the product that is going to get them to shed the pounds. The funny thing is that at a deep level, the people who buy these products already know that they will not work. It is incredulous that sane intelligent people keep falling into the same trap over and over again. Yet they keep buying in the minuscule hope that perhaps this new product will work for them.

Let us look at some of the products that have been touted as being the next best thing that is going to change your life by giving you the body that you crave:

Diet Pills:

The market is awash with hundreds of dieting pills. Each one making claims on how wonderful they are, and all of them claiming how much better they are compared to their competitors. There are pills that are meant to suppress your appetite. There are pills that claim to stop your body from absorbing the fat that you eat. There are pills that claim to suppress certain urges in your brain that will stop you craving for food. The thing to remember is that anything that you put into your body will have some sort of effect. This effect can be positive or it can be negative. Anything that claims to change the natural physiology of your body must be treated with caution and researched prior to consumption.

Also keep in mind that if you have spent years of living an unhealthy lifestyle and are overweight because of it, the chances of regaining any health by popping a few pills for a couple of months are pretty poor to say the least. Pills are not going to give you that lean muscular waistline. Only exercise is going to do that. Be wary of pills that are meant to come from some natural plant or flower. You know what I mean; we have all seen the descriptions of how certain pills have been extracted from some rare plant which is only found on some remote mountain in Peru. If this plant is so rare how can a company manage to produce millions of pills? Keep in mind that there are many dangerous drugs that come naturally from plants. It doesn’t mean that they are going to help you to lose weight safely.

Slimming Creams:

There were and possibly still are certain creams that were marketed as weight loss aids. The idea was that by rubbing this cream on certain areas of your body would enable you to reduce fat. This has to be one of the biggest frauds seen anywhere in any industry. It is a complete fantasy to even think that such product could have any impact on weight loss, but it didn’t stop people from buying it. You lose weight when your metabolism burns more calories than it receives, that is the formula for weight loss. Of course you would lose a couple of calories by the very movement of your hand as you rub the cream on, but calorie reduction at that rate would be equal to losing one pound in around 3 years. Clearly not the most effective aid to weight loss.

Slimming Suits/Pants:

These products are not even weight loss products but still sell in their thousands. This product doesn’t fool the people you know, they still know you are overweight, and are just trying to hide it. This doesn’t solve a thing; all it does is to hide the problem temporarily. These products may also be dangerous and uncomfortable, they do not let your skin breathe, and can lead to overheating and dizziness. The only way to get rid of a problem is to deal with it and not to try and cover it up.

If you want to lose weight you need to think of real solutions, and you already know what they are. The problem is that most people who want to lose weight do not want it to have an impact on their lifestyles. In fact it is the lives that people have been leading which has contributed to their current situation. It is not easy to change deep seated habits, we are always more comfortable with what is familiar. The truth is that your body will adapt to change fairly quickly if done in small steps, and on a regular basis. The hardest part of any change is making the decision to do something and sticking to it. Real weight loss requires motivation, commitment, and willpower, you get this by constantly focusing on what you want from your life and what you are prepared to do to get it. To be different you have to do things differently.

Source by Terry Sandhu

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