The Real Magic Behind Losing 100 Pounds
With sweaty palms and jittery nerves, you step onto a pair of scales at your doctor’s office. You haven’t weighed yourself in over a year. While you’re unsure what the number will be, you know it won’t be good. After glancing guiltily at the number, you realize you need to lose 100 pounds. If you can relate to this scenario, you might desperately desire a magic solution to your situation.
Diets That Didn't Work
For hundreds of years, people have been striving to achieve weight loss. Lured by fad diets promising instant success, some people have taken drastic measures to whittle their waistlines. In the 1820's, Lord Byron promoted the vinegar diet. The premise of this diet was to drink copious amounts of vinegar daily along with a raw egg and a cup of tea. The side effects of the vinegar diet included diarrhea and vomiting. In 1902, Horace Fletcher introduced a diet requiring a person to chew his or her food a painstakingly 32 times before spitting it out.
More recently, dieters have experimented with the vision diet. Because the color blue is associated with appetite suppression, a Japanese company developed a pair of eyeglasses complete with blue lenses. While these diets might sound interesting, they likely won’t provide you with magical, lasting results. However, you might end up with a stomach ache or an emptier wallet.
Swap Calorie Laden Foods to Shed Weight
Regardless of whether you need to lose 10, 50, or 100 pounds, incorporating real, healthy foods into your diet is essential. Swap calorie laden, processed favorites like potato chips, sodas, and ice cream for delicious:
- Fresh fruits
- Fresh vegetables
- Lean meats
- Low-fat dairy products
Begin exercising regularly. But, don’t make working out a dreaded chore. To increase your odds of sticking with your gym sessions for the long-term, find activities you enjoy. If you detest the treadmill, you might adore elliptical training, spinning, or hula-hooping. To discover more about shedding weight quickly and becoming a new, healthier you, consider scheduling a free consultation with a representative at a Metabolic Research Center near you.
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