There are gazillion ways in the internet and on television shows that tell of successful diet plans. True enough. The problem often is that what works for a group of people may not work for another, but more on that later.
The Human Factor
Most diet programs will tell you to stick to the diet program and given a few weeks you would have lost so much weight. Ideally that works. The truth is the temptation to exceed the required calories is sometimes too strong to resist that there are occasions when the person ends up indulging more than the prescribed caloric count. When that happens (and often it does) the person doing the weight loss program end up feeling guilty and thinks that the program is over for them. If ever, they would repeat the same procedure from the start. Wrong. We are people. Just like anybody else, we fall to temptation. When we do and if we do, all it takes is to jump to the saddle again with resolve. If we fall again, saddle up again. The weight gained previously by a little indulgence often does not add up much if the resolve is there.
The Quick Fixes
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is not. Yet it is everywhere. What makes it tempting is that work is out of the equation. The truth is that does not work that way. Juices, concoctions, pills, tablets, preparation, exotic fruits etc. that reduces several pounds of body weight in a few weeks or days are not just true. Hunger suppressant maybe, but when the body cries out for the nutrient that it needs, the weight kicks back with a vengeance.
Again there are drugs advertised to make the body slim, fast. These are often very expensive against the benefit that the person gets. The most proven drug that blocks calorie from getting into the system of the body is still Orlistat. However, you do it with exercise and diet to get the most benefit which is at best modest. Since Orlistat is the only drug that have proven definitely (in conjunction with other weight loss activity) to reduce calorie in the diet, any claim beyond that is still under study at best. To make the diet work for you, exercise must accompany the program. Besides, there is really nothing better than sweating it out.
The old-fashioned running and brisk walking are tired exercise methods that always work. The exercisers sold on TV may work and if you are convinced of the gadget remember only that the models selling them did not trim their body on those exercisers.
Different people have different metabolic rates. There are also other hidden causes that may hinder the effectiveness of the weight loss program subscribed. The best way to do this (almost everybody know this although not always adhered to) is to check with your physician first. Get a confirmation whether the alternative diet, exercise programs, weight reducing methods, etc. will work well for you or at least will not conflict with your current health status and age. Because often, testimonies are good and true, but they always provide generic approaches and solutions. So take your health into your hands. Successful diet plans are those that you can realistically follow. No matter how agreeable the methods are, check it out with the doctor first. You may belong to a different class with a different set of dieting needs.