During the Holidays and after the New Year, many people start a popular and “fool-proof diet” that promises drastic weight loss with minimal effort. We have all heard about (and maybe even some have tried) the various “fad diets.” Many of these “fad diets,” however, can be harmful to your health. Extremely restrictive diets or those that completely eliminate vital nutrients may be effective in short term weight loss, however, these diets tend to leave you deficient in many essential nutrients, contributing to future health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and other serious illnesses. The fad dieter is also predisposed to future weight gain. If a proper nutrition and exercise program is not continued, body weight begins to increase (sometimes even higher than the starting point). This yo-yo type of weight gain may sound familiar. Many people suffer from unsuccessful weight loss trials during the Holidays and all year long. What they usually don’t realize, are the harmful effects on their metabolism and nutrient stores.
Research shows that diets such as the Atkins, Weight Watchers, South Beach, Best Life, and even the DASH diet may leave your body deficient in many essential nutrients. So what should you do after the Holidays to lose weight and keep it off without depleting essential nutrient stores? Living a healthy lifestyle has been proven to be the best practice for weight management. In order to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you take in, but for many people, it’s not as easy as it looks. Healthy weight loss and weight management is 80% nutrition, 10% physical activity, and 10% genetics. It seems like simple math, but many find that they do not know where to start after the Holidays and some give up before they even start to try. To find the help you need to lose the weight and keep it off, schedule a free consultation at Fit4Life Physical Therapy and Personal Training. At Fit4Life, you can have it all. Their physical therapists, nutrition experts, and personal trainers all work together to overcome these inadequacies and decrease your risk for chronic disease. Take advantage of their great New Year offer: 3 weeks of one on one training and three weeks of one on one nutrition consulting for only $149.00.