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Best Way to Lose Weight with Diet Plans, Weight Loss Tips and Diet Pills

Updated on December 30, 2011

Why Most People Fail At Losing Weight


Why do you suppose most people fail at losing weight? Is it their diet program? Is it because they’re lazy or undisciplined? No, most people simply lack a realistic and effective program for changing the way they think about eating and dieting. To be successful in your weight loss efforts, the last thing you need is another menu plan to follow. You need to change the way you think and utilize some strategic weight loss tips to get it done.

Many people don’t fully understand the risks they’re taking by being overweight. Very few people take on a weight loss program with the intention of improving their health or lowering potential health risks. The number one reason people attempt weight loss is because they want to look better. Not that looking better isn’t a benefit, but it shouldn’t be the primary reason for your weight loss efforts.

Why Most People Fail at Losing Weight

A Weight Loss Program for Success
A Weight Loss Program for Success

Healthy Weight Loss is Possible

Research has shown over and over that losing body fat will not only improve your life, but will also lengthen it. Being overweight for an extended period of time increases your risk of succumbing to many health problems. Knowing these dangers can be a tremendous motivator in helping you to lose weight and keep it off. Healthy weight loss is possible when you follow a reasonable weight loss plan. It’s time to break free from emotional eating and realize there’s an amazing new way to lose weight.

Weight Loss Program



Often times, we look at a weight loss diet as a temporary restriction that we’re going to subject ourselves to in the hopes of achieving rapid weight loss. People typically don’t look at it as a permanent lifestyle change. The dieting restrictions make people miserable and eventually the unreasonable demands of the diet and the unpleasant daily routine, cause many to just give up and revert back to their old ways. The real key to losing weight is to make gradual changes in your lifestyle, changes you can live with and stick to. A successful weight loss program must be a way of life, not something to dread.


Weight Loss Tips

It doesn't have to be all or nothing.
It doesn't have to be all or nothing.

Losing Weight Might be Easier Than You Think

Another big obstacle to achieving your weight loss goal is the “all or nothing” philosophy. How often have you given up on your diet because you hit a small road-block? Just because you overindulged, or ate something you shouldn’t have is no reason to go on a binge or even give up on your weight loss plans entirely. The idea that once you “mess up”, the day, the week, or the diet is doomed, is a huge obstacle to success. Accept the fact that you aren’t always going to follow your weight loss plan exactly as you’d like, forgive yourself and move on when mistakes happen. Don’t sabotage your efforts and wait for another day to start over. Get back on track immediately!

If you’re looking for an easy weight loss plan, it’s closer than you think. Losing weight depends on your state of mind. When you’re open to the idea of losing weight, and you’re ready to make the lifestyle changes necessary to achieve that goal, you’re well on your way. There are definitely some little tricks and techniques that can help you jump start your weight loss and keep you motivated, but nothing is going to take you farther in your weight loss endeavors than making a plan you can live with and going after it with the mindset of a winner.

The first step in establishing your new life style and weight loss program is to realize exactly what you consume each day. Many people eat much more than they realize. In the beginning, it’s important that you write down everything you eat and drink, include quantities as well. In time, this will all become second nature, but for now you need to accurately record everything. This is also a good time to start an activity journal, a place to record how much exercise you’re getting. It’s amazing how much inspiration looking at that blank page can give you!


Metabolism and Exercise

Exercise can help increase your metabolism.
Exercise can help increase your metabolism.

Exercise Plays a Crucial Role in Weight Loss and Health

Physical fitness is a big concern for many people and it’s a key factor in helping us achieve better health and faster weight loss. When we exercise, we build muscle and that muscle uses more calories, even at rest, than the fat we’re holding on to. Successful weight loss programs help you learn to monitor your caloric intake and balance it with calories burned. A good way to increase the rate of burn is to increase your body’s metabolic rate.

Metabolism is the body’s process of converting food into energy or stores of fat for future use. Our metabolic rate determines how efficiently that energy is burned. It also determines how many calories will be needed in order to keep the body functioning. The faster our metabolism, the more efficiently we burn calories and the less fat we store. If we have a slower metabolism, calories are burned less efficiently and therefore more calories are stored as fat.

The simplest and most effective method of raising our metabolism is to exercise. Incorporating exercise into our daily lives not only makes us healthier, it helps us burn fat while we’re sleeping! Our body’s turn into a natural fat burner, helping us to burn more calories and making losing weight much easier. That’s the secret to increasing our metabolism or metabolic rate.


It’s within your power to transform your body and your life!


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  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    8 years ago

    Thanks naina - I appreciate your comments,always good to see you stop in!

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    naina_soni 

    8 years ago

    Good one Lamme..Keep up the good work..!!!

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    8 years ago

    Very true fucsia! Thanks for reading. :)

  • fucsia profile image

    fucsia 

    8 years ago

    I agree. The state of mind is the most important thing for all our goals. We must, above all, be happy to do something for our health and not sad because we have to give something up ( maybe we give up something, but what we earn in health, beauty, vitality ?)

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    8 years ago

    rose, that's true. As we get older, it's very important to maintain a proper weight. I guess there are enough health problems without adding the risk factors of weight. Thanks for stopping in!

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    rose56 

    8 years ago

    life is easier when you weight less when you get older.

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    8 years ago

    Thanks Pamela, I'm in the same boat ... always trying to maintain ;)

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    8 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Lamme, I seems weight loss is this never ending topic. 8i am mostly trying to maintain but it is always on my mind. You made some perfect suggestions for success.

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    8 years ago

    yea, exercise and diet go hand in hand. It really takes both. Thanks for commenting annmeadows!

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    annmeadows 

    8 years ago from Mobile, Al.

    I used to think I could exercise and eat what I wanted, or go on a diet and not have to exercise. How wrong I was. This is a great article, Lamme.

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    8 years ago

    Hi JBeadle, Thanks so much for your kind comments!

  • JBeadle profile image

    J Beadle 

    8 years ago from Midwest

    Nice hub. Informative to me on tips to lose weight and I like how you put together your hubs. Your articles help a person to lose weight and be a better hubber!

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    8 years ago

    Thanks lightning john, I appreciate your comments!

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    lightning john 

    8 years ago from Florida

    There is a lot of good information here! Thanks Lamme!

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    8 years ago

    Exactly, one without the other just doesn't have the same success. Our society can make it difficult to eat healthy and people have gotten so busy that they grab anything convenient and often don't get adequate exercise. I'm trying to teach my kids how to choose their snacks wisely as well as incorporate plenty of activity into their day.

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    Jennifer M 

    8 years ago from Florida

    Yes I agree. Eating Healthy and exercise go hand in hand!

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR

    Lamme 

    8 years ago

    I agree, weight loss is one of those things that most people are always concerned with. It's not always easy for people to make the necessary changes. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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    Research Analyst 

    8 years ago

    Weight loss is such a evergreen topic for everyone who wants to look their best, especially during the summer months.

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