We all want to find that magic pill or quick and easy way to lose weight, but it all keeps going back to a proper diet and exercise. We don't want to hear that losing weight slowly and taking it day to day with watching what we eat and getting in the right amount of physical activity is the most effective way to take weight off and keep it off. We want those 10lbs gone YESTERDAY, not in five or six weeks.
Believe me I know the feeling. WE ALL DO. We all have been there and done that with the diet wars. I see all products being advertised on television that can help you lose belly fat and make you look lean and mean in only a few days. I research the Internet and I am always amazed at what new pill, drink or food is out there to guarantee your best body yet. I hate to break it to you, but these products are usually not safe and mostly not effective. They just want your money.
Then there is there someone coming up with a great diet, like Atkins, Sugar Busters, etc. etc. You try it, lose some weight and next thing you know you've put it back on. I'm sorry, but life is too short not to have a little bread and sugar every so often. Your diet needs to include all food groups, even fats. They just need to be eaten in moderation.
At the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference, I went to a lecture that was all about these diets and products and nothing has a leg to stand on than a great low fat diet and 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week. Add in some strength training and you have the perfect ingredients to take weight off and keep it off. You have to work at it daily and take the weight off slowly in order to create a habit and lifestyle to keep it off.