It may come as a shock to many if they are told that dieting is not an effective means to lose weight. After all, people are ready to die in order to be thin and anorexic!
Modern experts believe that one cannot control fat and reduce weight by simply dieting. Of course severe dieting can reduce body weight but the collateral damage to the body would be too much to bear (http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/diet).
The first issue that needs to be noted is that a diet schedule is good to lose weight rapidly to a certain extent. It may used as a means to reduce fat and weight when one has just started an exercise regimen. Once the regimen starts in full force, one needs to have adequate nutrition to keep the body in good shape. Dieting even after working out heavily can cause more damage than any good.
Most people who enter into a diet fail to understand that by sacrificing the good food that they like, they are only creating emotional and physical craving for food and that it is not worth the effort considering the fact that there are many other easier means to control fat. Further, the fact that diets can in fact cause damage to the body needs to be a deterrent that would coerce many people from following impractical starvation routines.
If one is serious about losing weight, one needs to be careful about changing one’s lifestyle. Only through a change in lifestyle can one control fat and weight issues in one’s life. The changes in lifestyle would include adequate exercises, entertainment, nutrition and also the type of food that one consumes. For example, if one is a great fan of junk foods, there is not much that can be done in order to control fat and obesity (http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/diet).
Another fact that needs to be considered is moderation in eating. Most people turn gluttons when they approach food that they like and this is going to get them fat and obese. If one is serious about losing weight, one needs to ensure that one eats only what is required by the body, not to satisfy the mind! Once one feels that one has eaten enough, one should stop and not continue with eating. It is also important to time ones food intake. Timing requires people to plan when and what one eats. For example, it is important to have a fixed schedule for eating food. Irregular food intake at irregular times can be counter productive to the body. Therefore one needs to try and maintain a schedule of eating food. One also needs to concentrate on what one eats at which time of the day. For example, people can have high fat food in the mornings and need to cut down on rich foods in the evenings so that the body has time to digest them. Further, eating rich foods in the night allows the body to save the food as fat while eating fat in the morning encourages the body to burn away the fat.