If you look on the internet, there is so much information on health, exercise, nutrition and weight loss. If you don’t have any training in any of these fields, it can be extremely tough to determine what program will be worthwhile and is telling the truth, and what program is full of it and not being truthful in their advertising.
If you don’t have any training in these fields there is no reason why you should be able to navigate your way through this world. That is why you have to educate yourself before trying to start a new exercise or nutrition routine if you want to lose weight. Be smart about exercising and eating right. Train smarter, not harder.
You will be able to train smarter only by educating yourself about weight loss, exercise, nutrition, and overall health. Then you can make an educated, intuitive guess as to which program will work for you.
Trust your instincts. When you encounter something that sounds too good to be true, you usually know on some level that it won’t work. Listen to your gut, it won’t steer you wrong.
I find that the programs making outlandish claims are the ones not to follow. These are the programs that are not are not being truthful in their advertising. These are the programs that are making claims that sound too good to be true. If it sounds too good go to be true, than it generally is.
What are some claims that are too good to be true? Any program that claims you can lose over 5 pounds per week, and keep it off. If you lose over 1 to 2 pounds per week, you generally have to do something extreme to achieve it. Either that or you are just losing water weight initially. Either way it is extremely hard to lose this much weight, and it is almost impossible to maintain it. If you lose weight slowly by changing around you exercise and eating habits, you will lose weight. And more importantly, you will maintain it.
Any program that promises you 6 pack abs is making a claim that is too good to be true. Everyone is different. There is a saying in anatomy that we are as different on the inside as we are on the outside. We all process food a little differently than everyone else. We all react to medications a little differently than everyone else. We are all different. Some of us are short, tall, thin, thick, dark, light, etc, etc. So the same goes for our metabolism and muscle tone. Not all of us have the body type to achieve the very low body fat percentage that is required to have 6 pack abs. And for some of us maybe we can achieve it, but only if we really deprive ourselves of the foods we love and are extremely strict about our exercise and eating. In short it would make most of us miserable to be like that. We would be so miserable that it wouldn’t be worth it. Not everyone can have 6 pack abs.
If you want to lose weight, you have to exercise and watch what you eat. Only through changing around your habits- your exercise and eating habits- will you be able to lose weight, get in shape, and reduce your pain.
Under the proper exercise and nutrition program, you will feel better, have more endurance, increase cognitive function and memory, improve overall health and well being, and reduce the effects of almost any degenerative or disease process.
The trick is you have to be consistent. You will be better off walking 20 minutes, 3 days a week for the rest of your life rather than exercising hard a half hour a day for 1 month straight then taking off the next 2 months. Inconsistency, stopping and starting frequently, will never allow you to get into shape and lose weight. It will be extremely hard to lose weight if you aren’t consistent about it. You eat on a daily basis, therefore you need to burn some calories on a daily, if not regular, basis.
Remember, a little bit of exercise consistently over a long period of time is better than many short, intense periods of exercise followed by longer periods of inactivity.
If an exercise or nutrition program advertises that you can lose an outrageous amount of weight in a short period of time, then it is lying. Don’t get sucked in by the advertising. It is extremely hard to lose weight and keep it off. If you lose weight in a way that you can’t stick with, you will eventually go back to your old habits. It was these old habits that caused you to gain weight in the first place.
You can certainly lose some weight on these extreme crash diets, but you will never keep it off. You want to lose weight in a sustainable way. Lose it in a way that you will be able to maintain for years to come. So that way you can keep the weight off for years to come.
The secret these crash diets don’t want you to know is that it is easier to lose weight, than it is to keep it off. And you can’t keep it off if you don’t learn how to keep it off. You can only keep it off by changing around your lifestyle with healthy habits that are easy to maintain.
The crash diets and fad diets don’t work. They don’t want you to get educate yourself. They don’t want you to know how to lose weight and keep yourself healthy. They want to suck you in with gimmicks and promises that are impossible to keep. They are counting on you spending a lot of money up front and then dropping off as the results plateau.
The Pain Free Lifestyle program was put together intelligently. It was put together so you can stay on it for the rest of your life. It will benefit you for the rest of your life. It is easy on your body so you will be able to sustain it and follow it for many years. It will not work for everyone, but it will work for most people. If you haven’t exercised in years, this program is for you. If you are in pain, this program is for you. If you have arthritis, then this program is for you. If you are tired of all of the lose weight quick schemes, and crash diets, then this program is for you.
If you can exercise and eat right intelligently, then there is no reason why you can’t lose weight, get into shape, reduce pain, increase activity and stay that way, for the rest of your life. That, is the Pain Free Way.