Sunday, November 1, 2009

Loosing Weight- The Real Truth

Have you been trying to loose weight for ages and just do not have the self control and long term commitment to get rid of it and keep it off? Well, join millions of other people around the world that struggle with the same problem and who are looking for, often dangerous, short cuts and miracle cures.

I have heard of every excuse, reason and imaginary illness possible in my salon why people carry too much weight and everyone and everything were blamed from their parents to their hormones. No matter how we look at the issue, there is one reason and one reason only why people are overweight/obese. People are eating too much, too often and for far too long! The reason why they overeat can be very simple or very complex and are outside the scope of this article. However, it is very important to try and understand their problems and to support and motivate them throughout their weight loss journey.

Many of them loose hope and think that the answer lies by taking weight loss or diet pills. Diet pills can be anything that ranges from over the counter appetite suppressants containing so called “natural ingredients”, caffeine pills and ephedrine to prescription medication regulated and controlled by you GP. There is a huge variety the market and most of them contain some ingredient or two that either have addictive qualities or that can put you health at risk. A few pills, especially the newer prescription varieties have been shown in clinical studies to help dieters shed a few kilos. But the majority of the ads you see on the Internet ,TV and magazines that say their product will help you see miraculous weight loss -- like losing up to 30 kilos in 30 days without diet or exercise - are unregulated, untested and unproven. Yes, some of these pills will help you in the short term to loose a couple of kilos, but your body develops a tolerance to these drugs' effects, and weight loss will stop. If you then stop taking these pills, the weight will return, and sometimes even a bit more!

Most diet pills and supplements, both over the counter and prescriptive, can cause nervousness, fatigue, hyperactivity, dry mouth, restlessness, insomnia, high blood pressure, hair loss, heart arrhythmias and palpitations, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, strokes, headaches, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, intestinal disturbances, tightness in the chest, tingling in extremities, blurred vision, excessive perspiration, dizziness, disruption in menstrual cycle, change in sex drive, fever and urinary tract problems. There are numerous sites on the web that will educate you about the ingredients that are in these pills and their adverse side effects.

So what is the best solution for permanent weight loss? You need to eat less and exercise more. Change your eating habits and regulate your food quantity. Learn to listen to your body when you eat and stop eating long before you feel full. You also need to look at what you eat. Eat lots of fruits and veggies plus moderate amounts of good fats, healthy carbs, and lean proteins. Stay away from processed foods like cakes and pastries, white bread, pasta etc. Replace these with low G.I. foods and you will see results. Exercise, a little at first and then slowly increase it as you become stronger and fitter. Please do not join the expensive gym on the corner but rather opt for fun like jogging, skipping, playing with the kids or taking the dog on long walks. These are more sustainable for those who hate to exercise and it will have a positive, uplifting effect as well!

At Absolutely Gorgeous Beautique, we offer a weight loss programme that is safe and reliable. It was formulated by a medical doctor, a dietician and a pharmacist. It will teach you what and how much to eat. It will increase your body’s lipolitic levels and burn more fat. It will target your fat cells to reshape your body and improve cellulite and stretch marks. Your weight will be easily maintained once goal weight has been reached.

We will be there for you, every step of the way.

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