Monday, March 26, 2007

10 Don’ts Of Losing Weight (Part 1)

Dieting can be one of the hardest things you ever do in your lifetime. There are many dos and don’ts to dieting. If you follow these then maybe you won’t fall off the wagon and start eating stupidly. You absolutely do want to stay away from these don’ts if you want you’re dieting to work. This will be a 2 part miniseries that I hope all will look at and use for their present and future diet endeavors.

1. Just Because It’s a Tough Diet Doesn’t Mean It Will Work

There are very strict diets out there but unless you know you are absolutely committed to losing weight then you should stay away from these. Too many first time dieters think that this is the way to go until they realize how tough it is and then they end up failing miserably.

2. Lets Be Realistic

If you think the pounds are just going to fall off by tomorrow then your being unrealistic. In losing weight you have to set personal realistic goals. Set these goals to suit you’re self and not somebody else. Just because your sister lost so much in a certain amount of time means nothing to you. What you have to remember is that everyone and their bodies are different.

3. The Gym Is Overrated

Everyone thinks if they go to the gym everyday for a month that this will fix 15 years of abuse to their bodies. I would suggest the gym twice or three times a week at the most. The gym won’t do any good if your body doesn’t get a chance to respond and heal. So all you are doing is wasting your time and doing no good for your body.

4. Make Sure You Know How Calories Work

Of course you want to cut down on your calorie intake. All diets use calorie counting as the main presence in their diet. However what you have to be careful of is cutting too many calories too fast. By doing this your body will take action and start storing anything it can find. Does this sound like a good way to lose weight?

5. Starving Doesn’t Work

The one thing you don’t want to do is start skipping meals. I can guarantee that cutting down you will lose weight but starving yourself is just going to get you sick. Once you learn that you have to eat the right foods dieting can still be an enjoyable eating experience.

This is the end of part one in a two part series on the don’ts of dieting. If you’re a new dieter then it’s important that you have a look at these. Dieting doesn’t have to be a frightening experience for you. Go ahead and share these tips with your fellow dieters. I am confident they will make your weight loss more enjoyable.

Thanks Dale Mazurek

Dale is an expert author with EzineArticles with more than 60 articles published. You can also check out two of his up and coming interactive blogs at and

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