so your probably wondering how to lose weight efectively and how to avoid fad diets, I will take you through the best way and which diets are fads,
First things first:
Just a food for thought here, no diet is the same and the main thing to remember is when you are eating healthy is to not think of it as a diet, just a healtheir lifestyle.
How to lose weight:
So the first thing you can do is to keep a food diary/chart to keep track of how much you are eating and i mean keep track of everything, right down portion size of ingreidiants, food and sauces and you will be able to see which thing you are having too much of and to cut it down (NOT OUT).
Should i cut certain foods out?
Well my answer to that is no, you dont need to give up chocolate or you curry, just have it in small amounts, some foods you actually need, like bread, pasta ect, as its a slow realease of energy and will keep you fuller for longer.
I dont have enough money for the gym, which is the best way to to excercise for free?
well to be honest you dont really need a gym to lose weight, taking walks every day is just as good. Also how about instead of going via car to the shops why not walk there instead? Walking helps to tone your legs and burns calories as well.
You can also do home excercises by doing squats, push ups,sit ups, jumping jacks, star jumps, the list goes on.
I have tried many diets that just dont work or do work but only as a short term thing.
Sliming world and weight watchers
Now you're going to laugh at me for this, but slimming world and weight watchers is actually a fad diet because you are going to a club where you are given a certain amount of sysn/points a day and its just not realistic and after a while you just give up on it. You always feel hungry, feel ill, and you are paying 5 pound/21 pound a week/month for them to tell you how to lose weight where you can do all that at home and doing it yourself means you are saving and average of 20 pounds (slimming world) a year and 220 pounds a year and 21 pounds a month ( weight watchers) 251 pounds a year. and they say you can only lose weight by eating their food which is mega expensive where you can get the same nutrition from having a ham sandwhich for lunch, with a yogurt and a baby bell and a piece of fruit.
Slim fast diet:
Again a fad diet becuase it says you have two shakes of 250 kcals (estimated) and each shake is 1.60 (estimated) so a day thats 3.20 a day 22.4 a month and per year its 268. you can get all that from having a bowl od cereal, or 2 slices of jam on toast, a sandwich for lunch a piece of fruit and a yogurt.
The list goes on and on, but those are the two main things i wanted make aware of.
so now you know you can take this information and adapt it into your life,
I hope this helps