While some believe that all-natural weight loss supplements are the key to natural weight loss, most doctors would not at all agree. Though technically, the herbs and agents that are typically found in natural diet supplements are, indeed, natural, natural is however not necessarily synonymous with harmless.
Remember when your mom told you not to eat the berries off the trees unless you could definitively identify them as being strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or blueberries? That was because some things in nature, although they are still very obviously natural, can still cause harm and damage to a person and to their body.
Recognizing the Signs
Your reaction to the statement that natural weight loss supplements might not be naturally good for us might be that, if it has some adverse effect that you would obviously then stop taking it, however, it is actually not all that simple; after all, not all adverse effects can be noticed or properly identified.
Our bodies can be under a fair amount of stress and never register anything on the outside, which can be quite dangerous in a world where hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup are becoming staple ingredients, even in the products that should be healthy.
So what is the proper way to lose weight naturally if all-natural weight loss supplements can not be trusted? Well, the only way to lose weight naturally and healthily is the good old-fashioned way, which includes that of a good diet and frequent exercise. This means no crash diets, no all-natural weight loss supplements, no pharmacological weight loss supplements, just plain old calorie control and attention to ingredients, paired with frequent exercise and a non-sedentary lifestyle.
This old-fashioned recipe for natural weight loss may seem unduly boring in today’s fast-paced world, and perhaps it even seems like a waste of technology and pharmacological research to ignore these recent advancements in diet and weight control, but for the time, doctors agree that the only 100% safe and natural weight loss is to simply lose weight through proper diet and exercise.
It should be noted that by diet, it is not implied that a ‘diet’ of drastic calorie cutting should be followed; what is meant by diet in this context is that of a healthy diet; and a healthy diet consists of an adequate daily caloric intake, dependant on one’s age, gender, and activity level.
This means a diet which is varied in nature and which includes the majority of the food coming from complex carbohydrates (whole grains) and vegetables with smaller portions of dairy, protein, fruits and some fats (preferably mono and polyunsaturated fats and no trans fats whatsoever).