Super fast weight loss

December 3, 2007

If you’re trying to find some method that will give you super fast weight loss, there is a huge list to choose from. They all usually use the ‘crash diet’ method. Getting you to dramatically change your eating and intake to cause your body to respond in predictable ways.

The simplest (and most effective) crash diet is fasting.

The problem with crash diets is that in about 95% of cases, you put the weight straight back on. You might lose a few pounds, but it comes back within days – sometimes faster than you lost it!

A better way is to start searching for effective weigh loss, rather than fast. Yes, it’s only a word change (those of you know know the program, know how much words effect our lives) but makes a big difference in results.

Which would you rather? A weight loss method that made you lose weight fast, and put the weight back on, just as fast. Or a method that allowed you to be in the body you want for good?

If you are worried you are overweight, you might want to read this article in today’s New York Times.

It seems the evidence shows that people who are slightly overweight (25 to 29 on the controversial body mass index scale) are healthier and succumb to fewer diseases than do people of normal weight (BMI ideal of 20 to 25).

Of course, if you’ve read anything here or at Butterfly Transformation you’ll know that evidence like this doesn’t make you change your eating or feel any better about your body. Interesting reading, non the less.

Diet selector

June 27, 2007

If you’re looking for a way to choose the right diet, then have a look here. It’s designed to be a fast way for you to select the aspects of the diet you want, and in doing that see which of the diets that fit the best.

While I’m not sure I agree with the premise, it might be useful for some of you.

According to this page, a recent survey (funded and commissioned by a company that uses the ingredients – but that’s another rant for another time) shows that consumers rate a product with ‘reduces your appetite’ claims score higher for it’s appeal. Not research about if it actually does reduce your appetite (each country has differing laws about what you can or can’t claim), if it helps people lose weight or anything like that – just that this marketing claim is popular.

This makes me really mad on several levels. First is blatant marketing research disguised as being helpful for actual weight loss. And secondly, if you need an external object to make you lose weight, you accept that power over your weight is outside of yourself. Because of that your chance of success is minimal, at best. Once you accept that you are the one who has ultimate control over your weight (even if you don’t know HOW to control your weight – you can learn the how) then you’re on the path to the body you want.