Many slimmers like to believe they are doing the smart thing, and gaining an advantage over others. Many are beguiled by quick fix options, particularly those found in glossy magazines, with a high percentage of space is devoted to eye-catching photographs. Some opt for a Slimming Club for the support and encouragement this may offer. Many would be well advised to obtain a sound appreciation of some basics, before taking such an important decision.
We live in a world heavily influenced by gimmics, and the search for an easy solution. In most areas of life. undertaking some preparatory groundwork, helps develop a solid base and enhances the prospect of success. Most successful slimming has at its heart some basic agreed knowledge, which helps develop commitment, and sustain the slimmer through any particularly testing times encountered.
There appears to be an ongoing demand within the weight loss industry for manufacturers to come up with a new toy sell to an eager market A further piece of equipment claiming to deliver results with little or no sweat, little strain, and potentially doing the work for you, is always welcomed.
Why even bother to cook,some ask, when you can have frozen meals delivered to your door in many parts of the world? The publicity machine has convinced a significant segment of the market that frozen food is as tasty and nutritious as freshly cooked food, and that companies offering this service provide meals tailored precicely to individual needs. My simple advice is think about this. You know what is best.
Some go even further, why even bother to chew? Why not revert io childhood and have your dietary reqiirements in liguid form? Won’t those drinks provide all your nutritional needs and even persuade your intestines to function normally, convinced there is sufficient “roughage” to work on to sustain normal bowel activity.
There are some dietary supplements, which superficially may seem to introduce a viable novel angle, but on reflection do not present a plausible case to anyone with even rudimentary understanding of human physiology and body chemistry. As a general rule, artificial ingredients with a focus on raising the body’s metabolic rate, should be considered suspect.
When we are overweight there is a natural attraction to any theory which supports the contention it is not our fault. Now some scientists believe there are people with a genetic variant, which can make them more sensitive to fat molecules. What a delightful theory which is sure to be warmly received and embraced by many!
For some time the desire to consume some fatty foods was thought to relate to its smell and texture. Now Washington University researchers, have found that the craving for fatty foods may be related to the level of “CD36″ receptors. In brief some people have a heightened ability to determine the presence of fat in food., and therefore are believed to be less likely to overindulge.
This could provide an attractive excuse If you cannot resist that cake or fat laden meal, you are off the hook, according to this theory. But does our ability to determine the presence of fat in food, have a direct influence on our intake of fat? This is yet to be established.
Another aspect of weight loss being presented in the general press, is that making some subtle adjustment to your weekly shopping, could bring weight loss dividends. Changing the type of cheese bought for a lower fat variety, swapping corned beef for ham, changing to a lower calorie bread or cereal. Anything related to weight loss is news and eagerly read, although some of the best and most practical guidance is often too readily dismissed.