There are so many different loss pills and products out there that they often try to distract us from the basics, or shall I say that WE get distracted by the lure and high promises of these supplements? It is not surprising that people are falling in love with those pills. After all, if you can lose twenty pounds just by popping a couple of pills, why would you diet and exercise? However, the fact remains that if your loss program is based only on these magic pills you can never really lose any substantial amount of permanently. These supplements shouldn’t be treated as substitutes for natural weight loss. Your focus should only be on diet and exercise, not on these diet pills!
1. Check your diet: The old saying goes that you become what you eat. As much as you disbelieve it, it holds true even to this day. Have you ever watched the health of those who eat burgers regularly? Or that of your friends who often coax you to visit a fast food restaurant? Do their bodies indicate anything healthy about them? When you eat fatty foods, does your body react in a certain negative way? I know it sounds all clichÃ©d, but unless you are going to cut down on sugar, fat and processed foods, you can never hope to shed pounds.
2. Cardio Exercises: Along with keeping an eye on your diet, you should also do cardio exercises. Cardio exercises come in various forms, such as stair climber, running on a treadmill, biking, rollerblading, etc. Cardio exercises should be an important part of your loss program for they help you to burn fat faster than you’d otherwise! Cardio exercises also get your heart pumping at the proper speed, as well as conditions your body to any amount of workload. If you have ever got tired while lifting , walking or running for miles or climbing the stairs, cardio exercise will help to adjust your body to these types of activities!
3. Resistance training: Cardio exercises are not enough. Along with cardio, you should also do resistance training. In fact, resistance training is even better than cardio exercise, for it not only helps you burn fat but also builds your muscles. The more muscles you have, the faster you will be able to burn fat. Resistance training can be of different types such as yoga, training, etc.
In the end, I would only like to say this much: if you want to lose properly then you need to follow the three-fold plan as I outlined above. If any of the above components is missing from your loss program, you may not be able to lose as mush as you really want to! Also remember that loss pills are called “supplements” for a reason – they are supplements to natural loss efforts. Therefore, while they can be very helpful in helping you shed even more pounds, they shouldn’t be treated as substitutes for diet and exercise!