The Weight Loss Race

Apr 06

The Weight Loss Race

I’m still baffled by the number of shows that focus on who can lose weight the fastest. These shows follow the same format, there may be a minor twist here and there but they are all trying to see who can win the weight loss race. The interesting thing about this format is that we are more knowledgeable about weight loss than ever before and understand that fast weight loss is not the healthiest way to do it.

There have been countless studies done proving that we should not use the speed method to lose weight. Whenever we do so, we end up gaining the weight right back. We all know people that have done liquid diets or fasted and lost a ton of weight, but what happened a month or two later? That’s right, they gained all that weight back and in many instances, they added a couple pounds that weren’t there before.

Now there are situations where liquid diets might be the best option, such as a major event like a wedding and the dress is a little tight or your trip to the beach is right around the corner. If your goal is to get a quick fix, then go ahead and knock yourself out. But these diets are not for people looking for long-term results.

I’m sure this won’t be the last time I’ll touch on this topic but proper weight loss isn’t a race it’s a marathon. To keep the weight off requires that you make lifestyle changes. Also, keep in mind that everyone’s body is different and what works for one person may not work for someone else. Find out what works for you and create your best body. 

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