Should you really try the latest weight loss trend?October 21, 2019 2:46 pm Comments Off on Should you really try the latest weight loss trend?
If losing weight is on your mind, then you are all too familiar with the overwhelming feeling of having to choose from a long list of weight loss trends. From detox, Ketogenic and juice diets to more restrictive diet pills and potions that promise transformation within weeks, todays choices for weight loss seem unending. There are a wide range of weight loss trends that offer results, but some may also leave you feeling so ravenous that you want to eat everything in the fridge (trust me, we’ve all been there). So, should you really be trying the latest weight loss trend?
7 reasons why it is difficult to keep up with the latest weight loss trends
With an increased focus on health and wellness in recent times, some people are quite keen on going to extreme lengths to lose that unwanted weight. While some diets are more achievable than others, many are a bit challenging to keep up with. Here are 7 reasons why it is difficult to keep up with the latest weight loss trends:
- They restrict too many food groups
- They create nutrient deficiencies
- They are expensive
- They recommend certain foods that you would not normally eat
- They are not suitable to your lifestyle and hard to follow
- They leave you feeling hungry and unsatisfied
- They don’t promote healthy habits that can help with long-term weight loss
Losing weight with a high protein and low calorie diet
After consulting with a qualified health professional, meal planning focusing on reduced calories and high proteins, can assist in losing weight and keeping it off in the long run. A diet high in protein and fibre content such as lentils, legumes, beans and peas can be relatively filling. This results in reduced appetite and less temptation to snack in-between meals throughout the day. When trying to cut-back on calories in your diet, it is important to pay attention to the nutrition value to ensure the body is getting enough nutrition to sustain routine activities without feeling lethargic. Including high protein shakes, protein bars and snacks will result in an increased feeling of fullness.
Losing weight quickly doesn’t mean it will stay off. For long-term weight loss results, it is important to also make healthy dietary changes and embrace a fitness routine.
Weight loss program with meal replacement shakes
Every individual’s weight loss journey is unique. The Tony Ferguson 12-week program is a holistic weight loss program, offering access to weekly meal plans, recipes and motivational fitness tips. As part of the program, there is ongoing support offered by an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Personal Trainer so that you can achieve your goals without compromising on your lifestyle. You can enjoy delicious, healthy recipes that your family will love and eat regular food in appropriate portions.
As part of the program, you will be advised on how to incorporate the wide range of meal replacement products such as the Very Low Calorie Diet Rapid Shake range, the Classic Shake range in various flavours, protein balls and snacks and ready-to-make soups.
The Tony Ferguson 12-week program is not only designed to help you lose weight but also teach you skills you need to maintain your weight such as:
- Eating small portions at regular intervals rather than skipping meals
- Increasing vegetable and salad intake
- Determining portion sizes for various food groups
- Discovering healthy snack ideas
- Preparing nutritious meals
Losing weight isn’t just about the weight loss process. The constant variables in a weight loss journey and fitness routine require hard work and dedication. When you are ready to start your weight loss journey, make sure to consider how you will maintain the weight beyond the weight loss program and if the selected program teaches you healthy habits. Switching over to healthy habits from the beginning will help you get a head start towards achieving long term weight loss.
Author Profile – Gloria Cabrera
Gloria Cabrera is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Personal Fitness Trainer with over 8 years’ experience working closely with clients in the weight loss and weight management industry. She has collaborated on developing national and international weight loss and weight maintenance programs. Owner, Dietitian and Personal Fitness Trainer at Nutrition Savvy; Gloria helps her clients achieve improved wellbeing through better nutrition and fitness. She specialises in nutrition and dietary consultations for type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease and food intolerances.
Gloria is passionate about supporting her clients to embrace a permanent lifestyle change through suitable nutritious meal plans and personalised training.
When she’s not consulting, Gloria enjoys cooking and experimenting with new flavours to develop her own unique weight loss recipes.