Diets can be confusing! Nowadays, everywhere you turn, there is another advertisement for some new diet that promises you extreme weight loss in a short period of time, by completely eliminating a food group of some form, or adding in some kind of diet pills. Despite the fact that 95% or all FAD diets fails, meaning only 5% of individuals can actually maintain their weight loss results, the investment into “quick fixes” continues to rise. wants to help you make the right choices!

Besides wasting a lot of money, these kinds of diets may not only be ineffective, but they can risk your health as well!

For example, diets that are low in carbohydrates tend to be higher in fats. If you aren’t choosing the right kind of fats, you may be consuming more unhealthy saturated fats than is healthy, increasing your risk of heart disease. Even if you are choosing the healthy fats, there are other risks to high fat diets. There is a reason we have 3 macronutrients: carbohydrates, fats and protein.  Our body needs all of them in order to function, with each maconutrient playing a key role.  Carbohydrates are our main sources of fuel. When we eliminate them from our diet, we force our body to use the remaining to macronutrients as fuel. Protein is taken from our muscle, which is less than ideal since we know the importance of maintaining muscle mass, and in terms of weight loss, more muscle = more fat burned.  When we use fat as a fuel, we create a very acidic environment in the body, and the body will attempt to balance this by pulling calcium form our ones, compromising our bone health! Additionally, studies are finding that when it comes to low carbohydrate diets, weight loss results are only seen when there is a caloric restriction.  Meaning, you didn’t have to cut out the carbs, you just needed to cut out a few calories!

On the flip side of this, many FAD diets encourage low fat, higher carbohydrate diets.  Aside from the obvious concerns for our blood sugar levels in a higher carbohydrate diet, low fat diets don’t tend to work as people hope they will. Research finds that, often times, when we choose “low-fat” options, we tend to eat twice as much of that particular food. Meaning we end up consuming the same amount of calories anyway, and maybe even more.

Diet pill are an equally large problem.

Although many people do see weight loss results with these pills, they may not only be a hazard to our health, but the results are not sustainable.  You can’t stay on diet pills forever, and when you come off of them, not only will you inevitably re-gain the weight back, but you will have altered your body’s metabolism and slowed it to a crawl. Meaning you have to work twice as hard to re-lose the weight you’ve re-gained as well as re-establish a healthy metabolism.

Quick-fixes and Fad diets always sound too good to be true… and that’s because they are. At the end of the day, it all comes down to balance. A healthy weight loss is 2 lbs per week. This is how you create sustainable results. You need to have patience, incorporate exercise, and a balanced healthy diet into your life.

If you don’t know where to start, or need a few helpful tips, logon to and use your exercise and nutrition profile, to get you on the right track. To ensure you’ve got all the nutrients you need, and for a natural option to help you meet your weightloss goals more quickly, without throwing off your metabolism, try Truestars  TrueBasics with Lean Extreme. I always like to start weight loss programs with a healthy detox, using a product like TrueDetox & Cleanse. And to help get your metabolism back on track, and give you the energy you need to make it through your work outs, try TrueThermo.

Healthy eating!