by Mark Bonica
For many people dieting is a continual effort. All too often weight loss is a short-term affair followed by a steady regain of lost weight. The internet is flooded with diets and diet products, all trying to tell you that you will finally lose the weight if you purchase the next greatest diet, pill or drink. So what is a person who really wants to lose weight to believe? Should you use a diet or a supplement? Surely there are fine products in both categories that will allow you to take the weight off and finally lose those extra pounds! So which direction should you take; a diet plan or a diet supplement?
There is no substitute for a good diet plan and we suggest you start one if you haven’t already. A good diet supplement is just that; a supplement to a quality diet program! While it’s true that some supplements do cause you to lose weight, supplements alone generally have no long-term effect because they don’t teach you new eating habits or lifestyle changes. On the other hand, supplements do play a very important part of the diet puzzle.
A winning diet plan teaches you a new way to live. It’s never easy to change ones lifestyle but permanent weight loss requires just that. The effects of a quality diet will bring you many positive changes in your life, many that you haven’t even considered! Successful dieting not only leads to a slimmer, healthier body, it also has a powerful effect on ones emotional well being! Many successful dieters report a greater sense of self-assurance and self-esteem, which naturally bring new experiences and even opportunities that where not there before!
A quality diet supplement can enhance a quality diet program and expedite the weight loss achieved by dieting alone. Weather it’s an appetite suppressant, fat burner or fat blocker, quality diet supplements do have a place in your weight loss routine. For example; if you suffer with hunger pangs as you try and reduce your caloric intake, then logically a quality appetite suppressant would be of benefit to you as you progress towards your goal.
If you only have a few pounds to lose I suggest using a good diet program alone. Some diet supplements do have side effects and those should be considered before starting any diet supplement. For example, a popular supplement that is marketed and sold as a “fat binder” may leave you doing nothing but running to the restroom all day. It works but at a cost to the dieter. Whether you choose to add a supplement to your diet program will be up to you but do your homework first.
A quality diet program and diet supplement go hand-in-hand. Find a quality diet program that fits your personality and with a history of customer satisfaction. For many dieters a diet plan that includes plenty of support will be a great benefit. Many online diet programs offer online support groups as part of their membership. Take advantage of these support groups as they can be an priceless resource. Then, if you decide to add a supplement, consider what type will best help you “supplement” your diet program.
Maureen Davis is a diet and health expert and proprietor of the Today’s Diet Review website where she critiques and reviews diet and diet products. You can read her reviews as well as consumer reviews of popular diet products at http://www.todaysdietreview.com