There’s a lot of information floating around in the media about celebrity weight loss. I don’t know about you but it seems that everyday there is a new magazine article on the shelves about the newest diet or weight loss fad coming out of Hollywood. And the range of ideas being touted as the ‘next big thing’ by celebrity watchers can be simply astounding. This is not to say that these amazing diets can’t be beneficial for you. They obviously work, to a degree.
The biggest problem with most weight tips and diets is that they have a very high rate of short term gain and long term pain. As many as 95% of people who try a new diet will achieve only short term results before relapsing back to old habits and often ending up with more weight loss and health problems than they had before starting. While it can be frustrating to be overweight, there are very few extreme solutions that are effective over a period of months or years and not simply days.
Celebrity weight loss programs are also more often than not supervised by expensive personal trainers and catered to by professional chefs. It’s not the kind of short term diet and lifestyle choice that most people can make. It’s not sustainable unless you have the million dollar budget to back it up and, dare I say it, the kind of personality that can throw itself into an obsessive routine. The secret to long term, sustainable weight loss is real lifestyle change.
Whether you’re a little overweight or obese there are lifestyle factors unique to you that have put you in the situation you’re in. Also, your body type could be healthy with a little extra weight and might not be built to look ‘celebrity thin’. You need to work these things out yourself with the help of professional health care and fitness experts. You also have to find something you’re comfortable with and something that makes you happy now and will continue to make you happy all your life. For most people this is, unfortunately, a slow and relatively painful process.
Celebrities can be inspirational. Some of the things they can achieve in their lives are simply amazing and copying some of the things they do, or at least adapting their behavior to fit our own lives can give us a new lease on life. The best weight loss tips, however, always come back to taking a low and sustainable approach to lifestyle change and changing your body one step at a time.
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