Why should a weight loss or a weight management programme be a prescription?
This question is best answered if you consider what happens when you are ill. Normally you arrange a consultation with a specialist or your Doctor, and he or she will prescribe certain drugs and/or treatments. Having taken that advice, you get your prescription filled and take the required medication in the right dose, at the right time of day, for the specified length of time. Your Doctor will also tell you to take that prescription and to finish the course of medication even if you start to feel better beforehand.
To get the results you want, you have to take the required steps in the right dose for the prescribed length of time. If you do not finish the course, or miss a dose you will not get the results you are after.
A weight loss prescription needs to be an individual prescription and appropriate for you and only you. We are all very different, in age, weight, gender as well as having a wide variety of lifestyles, health issues, fitness levels, and previous experiences of trying to lose weight, all of which will alter the prescription.
Research now shows that just a 10 percent reduction in your body weight can reduce your health risks and improve any current medical conditions considerably.
The great news is that adults who are of “normal” weight and are physically active have a 20 – 30 percent reduced risk of premature death and up to 50 percent reduced risk of developing the major chronic diseases.
It is very easy today when looking at slimming and diets that are on the market to be taken in with the hype that we read and see around us. Don’t be tempted by the increasing number of “quick fix” options that are currently flooding the market.
Many of these quick fixes offer quick and totally unrealistic weight loss promises. Losing weight will never be quick, our bodies are designed to defend our weight.
Many of these weight loss programs offer a novel MK 677 approach to weight loss and can appear to be fun and motivating, even down to having all your meals prepared for you. If they are ineffective in helping you to permanently lose the pounds then not only is it a good opportunity lost, but will have also cost you money and time. These experiences can leave you feeling down and discouraged.
So how can you tell the dieting fact from fiction? Below are some simple things to help you spot the fiction.
The weight loss program promises to solve your weight problems without you having to change your lifestyle in any way.
The program promises rapid weight loss of more than two pounds of body fat a week.
It recommends the magical fat burning effects of foods, or hidden ingredients in foods