May 172012
 

I’m sure you all have heard of Atkins, Herbalife, Sensa, slow carb, low carb, carb cycling, Forks Over Knives, Paleo, LA Weight Loss, Beachbody, and Weight Watchers just to name a few. I can understand the frustration when it comes to finding the right diet. They all seem to have their little tricks and gimmicks but the truth is they all have a few common reasons why they work.

Here are 9 reasons why these popular diets work:

Eat sensible – All of these diets have one thing in common, you shouldn’t eat more then your body needs.

Exercise – Your body needs exercise and no diet will be successful if you don’t get active. If a diet advertises that you don’t need to exercise… run away.

Drink water - Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. The average body is about 60% water, water is important!

Eliminate sugars – The American diet is riddled with unnecessary sugar. No wonder why we are seeing outrageous obesity trends. Ditch the sugar to get slim.

Be consistent – A diet isn’t going to work if every other meal is bad. Keep your meals and exercise consistent to make sure you have the best chance of seeing awesome results!

Be persistant - No diet will work in one day or even one week, heck even a month you’ll only see the tip of the results you’re going to get. The scale will go up and down. There will be days that seem like your making no progress. These are the times you need to persist and keep an eye on the big picture.

Eat green leafy vegetables – Green leafy vegetables are light on calories and heavy on nutrients and fiber. Just don’t smother them in salad dressing.

Track what you eat – Be aware of what is going in your mouth. ‘Unconscious’ eating will kill any diet!

Commit 100% – You can’t just do the exercise and not change your diet to see results. In order for any weight loss plan to work, you need 100% commitment!

Sure there are probably hundreds of diets to chose from, however they are all very similar in the way they work. Take advantage of these 9 tips and I bet you’ll see success!

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