In America, you’d be hard-pressed to find too many people who don’t want to lose some weight.
Some people just want to drop 5 pounds to make their clothes feel better.
Others have big weight loss goals of 100 pounds, or even more.
No matter how big or small your weight loss goals may be, diets and hype that promise easy answers aren’t real.
Quick fixes for weight loss simply don’t work.Tweet
There are no magic pills or potions that will change that, no matter what your friends say or what you read on the Internet.
Sure, some work in the short term but when you stop the diet, the weight piles right back on and usually you end up weighing more than you did before your started these fad diets.
If you have a long history of failed weight loss attempts, then you probably know what we’re talking about.
4 Weight Loss Quick Fixes that Don't Work
When you’re done seeing how many of them you recognize, skip to the bottom and read about what does work.
1. The Dukan Diet
This is a diet that comes from France. It was created by a French doctor. It has four phases.
In the first, you eat as much protein as you want. In the second you eat protein and vegetables. In the third, you add back fruit, cheese, starches and bread.
In the fourth phase, you can eat anything as long as you exercise, and 1 day a week you eat only protein and 3 teaspoons of oat bran.
It doesn’t work because all you’re really losing by cutting out carbs is water weight.
2. The 17-day Diet
This is another low carb diet done over 17 days. You're supposed to cut out unhealthy ingredients and replace them with healthy ones. You also can’t eat fruit or carbs after 2 p.m. each day and have to walk 17 minutes a day.
It doesn’t work because it relies on gimmicks. The walking is good and so are the food swaps, but the rest of the diet is not sustainable.
3. The Atkins Diet
Atkins is another low carb, high protein diet in four phases. It mostly provides water loss that does not last. There are plenty of good carbs that can actually help you burn fat.
4. The HCG Diet
This is an extreme calorie restriction diet that cuts out 500 to 800 calories a day.
It asks dieters to supplement with HCG, a hormone that the body makes during pregnancy. HCG is not approved by the FDA for weight loss.
Though this diet will help you lose weight fast, there simply isn't enough food to make it sustainable. Not eating enough food is not healthy.
What Does Work
Plain and simple, losing weight is about changing your lifestyle.
It's not about counting calories, taking supplements or cutting out an entire food group for a short period of time.
By changing over to a permanent clean-eating diet, adding moderate exercise and mindfulness, you can take back control of your body.
Clean eating means lots of fresh, organic produce, lean proteins and certain dairy foods.
Stop looking for a quick fix and change your mindset. You’ll feel better and look better, all at the same time.
Yours in health and happiness,
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