Monday, February 01, 2010

Think You’re Losing The ‘Battle of the Bulge’ And Want To Do Something About It?

Have you ever been in a situation where, after 6 to 12 months of a dieting and/or an exercise program, you find yourself still not making any headway in your weight loss efforts? And have you ever wondered why?

A lot of people (some say as much as 70% of the population of wannabe weight ‘lossers’) have actually experienced this predicament, and some of them have actually lost weight in the first 3 to 6 months or so, only to gain back the ‘lost’ weight in the end. What they might not realize is that maybe they might have digressed a little from your strict weight-loss plan. You see, just a little deviation from the plan is all it takes to render all your efforts useless or for naught.

So before you look at other possible reasons for your failure to lose weight, you might want to ask yourself, “Am I religiously adhering to my weight-loss plan?”. Because no matter how effective the cholesterol-control, fat binders, or whatever prescribed medications you are taking, if you are not exercising frequently enough, or if you are ‘cheating’ on your diet, then, chances are, you’ll just get back those ‘lost’ pounds!

Also, before we continue, who formulated your diet and exercise plan? Did you seek expert medical advice for that, or did you just ‘copy’ it from the Internet or a book written by a supposed expert? Because you see, your doctor is perhaps the only person who knows a lot about your body type and body processes (such as your metabolic rate), so seeking his expert advice could spell the difference between a well-thought-out diet and exercise plan and one which just works in the short run.

Lastly, have you had yourself checked out for type 2 diabetes mellitus? Because this condition can easily exacerbate obesity, and without the aid of specific medications, it can only be managed through a very strict exercise plan and radical dietary modification. Even just a slight deviation from this strict exercise and diet plan could wreak havoc to your weight-loss efforts and even complicate your obesity problem.

Read more to answer the question you may have been asking yourself, "Why am I not losing weight?"

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