No Shortcuts

This diet will help you lose 10 pounds in just one week!

Buy this exercise DVD and you can lose inches in just days!

Take one of these pills three times a day to curb hunger and lose weight!

When it comes to diet and exercise there are no shortcuts, regardless of what the magazines, books or infomercials tell you. To see sustainable results you need to put in the effort and the time to do it the right way.

There are some things that you should consider before purchasing any books, magazines or DVDs.

Avoid anything that promises you significant weight loss in a short time frame. Dropping several pounds in a short time frame is a good indication that you are starving your body of the nutrients that it needs to function. To sustain weight loss the maximum amount of weight you should lose in a given week is 2 pounds.

Avoid diets that require you to cut out entire food groups from your diet. Unless you have allergies or specific directions from your doctor the only foods you should eliminate from your diet are processed foods. Eating a balanced diet that includes carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats will help you to get the essential nutrients, including the vitamins and minerals needed to promote health and prevent illness.

Avoid purchasing a workout solely on the claim that you will gain muscle or lose inches. Your primary reason for purchasing an exercise program is that you will enjoy doing it. Many of the workout programs that promise significant body changes within a given time frame not only require a serious commitment to the program, they often require major diet modifications to see the extreme results advertised. Let’s face it, if you don’t enjoy the workout you aren’t going to have the drive to stay committed to the program, let alone sticking to the changes in your diet.

Bottom line, as with most things in life, if it sounds too good to be true – IT IS!

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