Questions About Weight Loss?

There are several questions that people ask me about weight loss, and I can understand the reason behind this. Most of the weight loss experts out there are not going to answer all your questions clearly; some will offer you cryptic replies, others will keep mum. In this article, I will give answers to three of those most frequently asked questions about weight loss.

1. Question#1: Do I need to exercise even if I am on a diet?

Of course, because diet alone can never ensure a skimmer and leaner body. Only exercise can help you burn fat which is the fastest way to lose fat and gain muscle. Of course, following a healthy, low-calorie diet is also important. If you exercise and eat calorie-rich foods all the time, your weight loss efforts would be totally sabotaged. On the other hand, if you only diet but never exercise, you will never lose any considerable amount of weight. So yes, diet and exercise are both crucial to a healthy weight loss plan!

2.Question#2: Which is the best diet for me?

Answer: I hate to sound negative, but there is simply no 'best diet' in this world. Different diets work for different people. What may work for you may not work for others, because your lifestyle, tastes and habits are unique to you. If you are unsure, your best bet is to consult a doctor who would be able to offer you sound advice based on your medical history as well as current health.

3. Question#3: Do I need to visit a doctor? Why can't I just join a popular weight loss program instead?

Answer: If you lead a healthy lifestyle, eat good foods, keep yourself out of junk foods, as well as exercise regularly, then perhaps you don't need to consult your doctor except when you want to go for a regular health checkup. But if you live a sedentary lifestyle, eat junk foods all the time, hardly ever exercise, and have become obese as a result, then you must visit a doctor. Your doctor is the only person who can offer you sound advice on how to start losing weight.
Going by the popularity chart is not always the best approach when it comes to weight loss programs. There are many programs which are popular because of hardcore marketing done by the respective companies, but most of those 'popular' products hardly work! Instead, if you visit a nutritionist, they will be able to tell you from experience which weight loss programs are going to be really viable, irrespective of their popularity.