Homer Simpson is one of the most famous cartoon characters there are. Perhaps a reason for his popularity is how he reflects common flaws that we ourselves have.
One of the recurring Homer Simpson jokes is how out of shape he is, getting tired after the minimum effort.
However, when that happens to us, being overweight and out of shape it isn’t as funny. And unlike Homer Simpson, when we get overweight and out of shape, we incur in serious health risks, like higher blood pressure or a greater risk of hearth attack. This results in a shorter life expectancy, and a low life quality. This doesn’t happen to Homer Simpson because he’s a cartoon character, but it’s part of our reality.
That’s why a lot of people are recurring to low calorie diets in order to lose that excess weight. They’re a good option if you have the discipline to follow them.
It’s important to note that low calorie diets aren’t a magical solution and that they can’t sustain a healthy reduction of weight by themselves. Exercise and physical activity must always be accompanied with low calorie diets in order to have a really healthy reduction of weight. Exercise will burn the fat you already have in your body faster, and depending on the type of exercise, might actually transform that fat into muscle.
If you have a nutritionist or a health specialist that you can trust, then that’s a good option to ask for low calorie diets. He or she will have several low calorie diets available for you to choose from. You should ask for the pros and cons of each of them before taking a decision.
When choosing from one of several low calorie diets, be realistic about it. A lot of people get dazzled by the promised results and select one that is much harsher than what they can handle, and they drop it halfway. Consider what sacrifices are you really willing to make, specially if you don’t have any previous experience with low calorie diets before.
A good option when it comes to low calorie diets is to follow a program with a nutritionist. He will verify your progress through every step, and check that your body is responding well to the treatment. This option is expensive, but it’s also the best one. Moreover, if you feel that you might lack the willpower to go through the low calorie diet, putting your money on the line might be an incentive to follow through with it.
At the end, you will feel healthier, slimmer, and will be able to run without stopping to pant, like Homer Simpson.