There are a lot of diets and gimmicks out there. They promise great results with no effort on your part. “Lose 50 Pounds Eating ____________ (fill in the blank). That is a great pick up line. How often have you bought into that line. Literally.

There are many fad diets constantly getting promoted with huge advertising campaigns and it seems that not a week goes by when somebody hasn’t released the latest and greatest weight loss program onto the market. You can be eating all fats or all your favorite snacks. How about meal replacement shakes, pills to boost metabolism or shake on products that reduce the absorbed calories.

Unfortunately the majority of these weight loss programs don’t work for most people because they are simply too hard to maintain do to limited food choices or cost or alternatively they are detrimental to your overall health.

There is not one diet that is perfect for everyone but there are some very good programs available that will give most people very positive results and these are all based on the same foundation of sound nutrition, good exercise and realistic expectations.

Consider a good program like Weight Watchers or Preventions four 400 calorie meal plan. There are others out there. Find one that works for you. Like it or not, you must include and exercise plan with the diet plan.

Realistic expectations will get you a long way to achieving your goals so do take the time to consider what you can do, and what you can maintain over the long term.

You need  good quality supplements tohelp considerably by maintaining balanced nutrition and reducing hunger that comes about from your body telling you that something is missing in your nutrition. Make sure that you use supplements from a good company such as Shaklee. Click here for some great information

It is very important to have the support of those people around. You will increase your chances of success and can help to give you the opportunity to set higher expectations and achieve your goals a lot sooner.

Support for your goals is a huge factor in achieving them even if you don’t need other people to remain motivated so accept all and any help that comes your way. Don’t listen to the negative voices around you.

The fact that you are considering a weight loss program only proves that you know what is good for you and all that is required now is for you to take action and make the necessary changes to your lifestyle that are overdue.

The first step is always the hardest and the further you go the easier the journey becomes provided of course that you have chosen the right path to follow.

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Blessings, Mary Pat

Mary Pat FitzGibbons RN MS writes on weight loss and other health issues facing Baby Boomer Women today.