Copyright:http://www.abc-of-fitness.com/news/201112/healthy-eating-and-exercise-do-fad-diets-work.asp Update :THURSDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2011 Putting on a few extra pounds is quite normal and you be able to carry a little weight without too much trouble. However, if you start getting too overweight, it may be time to start thinking about healthy eating and exercise to lose weight.
There seems to be new fad diets that come out every day. They all make bogus claims and the most particular one is that it is the easiest diet ever. All you need to do is follow some magical plan of eating the right food at the right time. It is possible that you can lose weight by following these diets but itís not because of the gimmick that plan uses.
There is actually only one way to lose weight: burn more calories than you take in. Every fad diet is nothing more than a clever variation on this simple fact. They will usually go out of their way to hide it. This way they can suck more people in by tricking them to believe that the fad diet is offering something new. Thatís not to say all diets are bad and a lot of them really work. They are even designed for long term but itís still a case of taking in fewer calories than you burn.
This all comes down to exercise and healthy eating on a regular basis. It is possible to lose weight by watching what you eat or exercising alone but you will have to work much harder to see results. This can be discouraging and you may stop trying to lose weight if you donít lose a certain amount of weight in a specific period of time. Keep in mind that 3,500 calories equals one pound and if you can lose an extra 500 calories per day, you can lose a pound every week. On the other hand, if you take in 500 fewer calories per day through proper diet and burn 500 more calories with exercise, you can lose 2 pounds per week. Thatís over 100 pounds in one year!
It doesnít matter which particular diet or exercise programs you follow (as long as they are not too crazy). Remember to check with your doctor before you start any diet or exercise program to lose weight to make sure it is safe. Once you get started you will be amazed at how fast the pounds disappear.