How many times have you heard that, only to find out that it’s not entirely (or even partially) true? Unfortunately, that’s the direction weight loss programs have gone over the last decade, with a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter approach.
From calorie counting to liquid-based diets, many of these programs are filled with empty promises, and often leave you simply with an empty stomach. Although some may offer short term results, the truth is that long term success must address overall health, and represent a real lifestyle change.
Safe and effective weight loss programs should include:
• Realistic goals
• A plan to keep weight off over the long run
• Guidance for developing healthier eating and physical activity habits
• Ongoing feedback, monitoring, and support
Some plans call for a reduction in snack foods, alcohol, and other sources of simple carbs and “empty” calories that lead to weight gain. As far as they go, they are a step in the right direction, but programs like these often do not address the larger issues of promoting long-term health or providing in-depth education on what makes some food better choices than others.
Some are popular because they allow followers to consume large amounts of fat (burgers, cheese, bacon, eggs, etc.) and still lose weight, as long as the “carb count” is low. Common sense and research tells us that consuming a large amount of fat is probably not good for your health in the long term.
Other diets are based on portioned meals that reduce daily calorie consumption to between 1,200 and 1,300 calories a day. This diet comes along with having to purchase pre-prepared meals, and eating all of your food out of a microwave. While offering convenient and (mostly) healthy options, diets like these fail to teach the importance and knowledge of how to truly live a healthy lifestyle.
A liquid-based diet can sound enticing, proclaiming that the liquid cleanse is a healthy and natural process to flush the body of deadly toxins, pesticides, and other impurities. Once again, due to the caloric restriction, it’s possible to lose some weight on this diet, but preserving your health is another matter…
Other programs tell you what they think works; With TLS, it’s all about what works for you. TLS is about education and implementation, not limitation. The only limits in TLS are those you put on yourself. Anything is possible when you Live the Lifestyle.
TLS Weight Management Solution encompasses low-glycemic impact eating, behavior modification and body composition, offering an extensive plan that covers everything you’ll need to get fit and trim, not just a set of foods you can and cannot eat. In fact, a big part of TLS is helping you make healthy choices while still eating a normal, diverse diet.
TLS teaches you about low-GI impact eating and how to identify new favorite foods, creating new, healthy behaviors, and improving body composition to get your metabolism operating in high gear. No calorie-counting, no point system, and no cabbage soup…just weight loss.
So it’s time to get off the diet roller coaster, and time to start Living the Lifestyle—TLS Weight Loss Solution can make 2014 the last year you ever need to make a weight loss resolution!