by Mark Dillworth
Weight loss management is your ticket out of yo-yo dieting. It is a simple process that you have to plan… and follow! It requires a process like any goal you are trying to reach. You didn’t gain excess weight overnight, so you can’t expect to lose it overnight.
Fad diets may allow you to lose 20-30 pounds quickly. But, you will regain that weight (and probably more) if you don’t change your body’s composition and speed up your metabolism.
Fat loss is more important than weight loss! If you burn fat, the weight loss will take care of itself. Regular strength training, cardio exercise, and a healthy meal plan will help you burn fat, speed up your metabolism and lose the weight for good. No more yo-yo dieting and regaining that weight.
How many times have you followed your meal plan and workout program all week and then blown it on the weekend by going on an eating binge? If that’s you, then you need a daily weight loss plan to follow.
If you haven’t figured out how you need to be eating, follow a structured meal plan. If you burn 500 calories during a workout and later eat 900 calories, you are just spinning your wheels and not making progress.
First things first: forget about quick weight loss! Weight loss management is healthier for you. With weight loss management, you will achieve and maintain a healthy weight and acceptable body fat percentage.
Let’s look at the difference between quick weight loss and weight loss management:
Quick Weight Loss
1. Advertisements, such as “lose 30 pounds in 30 days,” reinforces our impatience and desire for quick short-term solutions to our weight problems. Weight that is lost quickly, without regular exercise, will mainly be lost muscle mass instead of fat. This will slow down your metabolism. You also might get very ill after losing that much weight in such a short period of time.
2. Quick weight loss promises focus on pounds lost instead of body fat burned and inches lost.
3. Quick weight loss leads to slower metabolism, a weaker immune system, hormonal imbalances, loss of lean mass, increased body fat, decreased energy levels, disrupted sleep patterns, short-term results and yo-yo dieting.
Weight Loss Management
1. The motivation for weight loss management is long-term fat loss and weight loss. Make the lifetime commitment to fitness and health.
2. Weight loss management measures body composition changes (less fat mass, more muscle mass).
3. Weight loss management manages fat loss and weight loss with healthy meal plans and regular exercise. There will be no yo-yo weight gain effect.
4. Weight loss management uses research-proven, physiologically sound techniques and long-term lifestyle changes. You will have decreased body fat, higher energy levels, increased metabolism and a strengthened immune system.
Which one do you want? I have chosen weight loss management. It takes longer to achieve, but you will love your permanent lean and toned body!
Mark Dilworth, BA, PES, CPT is a Certified Personal Trainer and former NCAA Division I athlete. His Fat Blaster Athletic Training System has been proven to give his clients the fit, sculpted and athletic-type bodies they want. Mark has several fitness sites, including herfitnesshut.com.