There are many diets, exercise programs, and weight loss supplements out there that claim they can help you to lose pounds of fat in short amounts of time. Many of these programs come and go because they do not promote healthy weight loss. Many weight loss supplements become popular and then there is a health warning about them. Here are three tips to ensure you are losing weight in a healthy and safe manner.
Exercise. Many diet plans claim you can lose weight without exercise. It is true that you can lose weight by diet alone; however, it is very difficult to maintain weight loss from diets after you start eating regular foods again.

When you are exercising you are burning calories and fat. A good exercise plan will have cardio, stretching aspects, and strength training elements to it. There are many cardio options at home, outdoors, or the gym. You can do workout DVDs; go running, hiking, biking, or swimming; there is a wide variety of class offered at the gym or you can use the elliptical or treadmill. Strength training will add lean muscles to your body. Lean muscle burns more calories while you are resting. Stretching also helps you to create the lean muscle. Other than adding to your flexibility, stretching elongates the muscle fibers making them become long and lean. Another good way to help you get lean muscle is to take a whey protein supplement. Whey protein is easy to digest compared to soy protein supplements. The best kind of whey protein is an isolate. It has 90% pure protein with fewer fats and carbohydrates than concentrates.

Healthy Diet. There are a lot of fad diets out there that say you can eat whatever you want and sill lose weight. But wait a minute. Didn’t eating whatever you want get you here to begin with? Along with exercise, a good weight loss plan includes a healthy diet. A healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, good carbohydrates (complex carbohydrates) to give you energy, lean meats, and good fats. Yes, there are good fats. These fats are essential to our body’s well being. Contrary to what some of the fad diets tell you, not all carbohydrates are bad. Good carbohydrates include whole grains/wheat, fruits, vegetables, and beans. They have more nutrients and more fiber than the simple carbohydrates.

Water. Water is a very important liquid. It is natural and abundant. It doesn’t have any fillers or added sweeteners. If you want to lose weight, experts suggest that you drink about a gallon of water a day. Contrary to popular belief, drinking water does not make you gain water weight. Water is needed to flush the fat that is burned out of your body. It keeps your muscle plump and your skink looking vibrant. Diet sodas and juices are no substitute for water. They contain artificial sweeteners and added sugars that are bad for you. Diet sodas are filled with empty calories. Anyone looking to lose weight should stay away from diet sodas and juices.

No matter how many diets or weight loss supplements there are in the world, experts agree that the best way to lose weight is through proper dieting, exercise and drinking water.

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