Do a quick Google search on ‘weight loss.’ How many results do you get? At this very moment, the search results will go over 229 million. That’s a lot of content to get through, and likely you will be so confused by the first page that you simply won’t know what to do. The problem is that it seems like everyone has their own opinion about losing weight – and more often than not, the opinions will contradict each other. It can leave you wanting to pull your hair out.
Are you supposed to exercise? Are you supposed to diet? Will fad diets work? These questions get lost in the fray of opinions, advertisements, and confusing articles, leaving you wondering if there are even healthy foods out there. (Remember, it wasn’t too long ago that they told us the egg was incredibly unhealthy. Now, they have done a complete 180 and say there are definite health benefits to eggs.)
And here is the worst part of it: While there are millions of articles claiming to provide the weight-loss answer, obesity is a bigger epidemic than ever before. According to the newest research, nearly 70% of Americans are either overweight or obese today. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that this means greater numbers of people with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even certain types of cancer. So, we have a plethora of information out there, and it doesn’t seem to be helping.
So what’s the problem here? Well, most of the information out there is unfounded, based on opinion, or downright silly. Because people want instant results, a great deal of content will focus on ridiculously unhealthy fad diets that will do nothing more than put you on a weight-loss yo-yo. So, it is time to change how you have been thinking and learn how you can lose the weight in a healthy way and keep it off for the long run.
1.No More Extremes
The number one rule of weight loss to bear in mind is that you cannot participate in ‘extremes’ any longer. One look on the Internet and you will find articles that tell you how you can:
Consume only juice for a week or more.
Eliminate carbs altogether.
Only drink diet drinks.
Eat less than 500 calories a day.