Let's face it, there are more weight loss programs to choose from both on and off the Internet. Each one comes with its own claims of getting rid of your excess weight quickly. But how many of these programs actually work and the ones that do, how safe are they? Hopefully, the few tips that you'll be reading in this article will guide you to finding a weight loss program that is both safe and effective.
The first thing you need to understand is what safe weight loss is. Safe weight loss is composed of three factors; how much weight you lose, how quickly you lose the weight and by what method you use to lose the weight.
How much weight you lose should be no more than what brings you down to your "ideal" weight for your height, bone structure and age. How quickly you lose the weight should be no more than 1 to 2 pounds a week. People who lose weight too quickly risk, not only bodily harm, but in most cases they only gain the weight back just as fast. This is why most quick weight loss diets don't work. Finally, there is the method by which you choose to lose the weight. Diet pills are just plain dangerous because of all the side effects and potential health risks. Read my article on diet pills if you want to get all the facts.
Now that you understand the basics of what a safe weight loss program is, finding one is simply a matter of studying each program and reading what it has to say. A program that tells you that you can lose 10 pounds in 5 days is not a safe program, period. Forget about whether or not it works. Losing weight that quickly is dangerous. Also, a program that works by having you take some sort of weight loss pill, is also not safe. The basic way to lose weight, in spite of what you have been led to believe, is to simply eat less. Pills are not the answer.
Eventually, as you do your research, and weed out the programs that preach practices that I have outlined as being dangerous, you will find a program that makes sense. This is not rocket science. If a program makes claims that sound too good to be true, then most likely they are. Take what you read with a grain of salt. Get the facts. Read what others have said about a particular program. Try to get your hands on unbiased reviews by people who are not trying to sell the program to you.
Finding a safe weight loss program is not hard. All you need to do is follow the few tips above and use a little common sense.
To YOUR Health,