If you have been trying to lose weight, and reading on the literature regarding weight loss on various forums (both online and forum), then you must have by now come to the realization that going by all this weight loss literature, the only way through which you can get to lose weight is through the use of diet change, exercise and supplements. You could also have found yourself asking whether it is possible to lose weight with any of these methods alone, as in, whether it possible to lose weight with the help of diet modification, exercise or the use of supplements alone, without having to seek the help of the other two.
Well, the truth of the matter, at least according to most commentators on this subject, is that besides exercise, none of the other two main weight loss holds any promise to make weight loss possible on its own. True, there have been cases of people trying to lose weight through the use of diet alone, or through the use of one or another supplement alone, but weight loss so attained tends to be very short-lived; so that one ends up regaining the weight they had lost, and perhaps some more, upon stopping to use the said diet or supplement. On the other hand, though, there have been cases of people actually getting to lose weight through the use of proper and consistent use of exercise alone; that is, without any drastic diet changes or the use of any particular supplements – and where such people went to maintain the healthy weights so acquired for the rest of their lives.
The key to losing weight with exercise alone lies in ensuring that you are using the right type of exercises, and that you are exercising on a very regular basis. Use the wrong types of exercises, and you could actually find yourself gaining rather than losing weight, as there are exercise that are more suitable at increasing rather than losing weight.
With regard to consistency, the only way that one can get to lose weight with exercise alone is by building the exercise regime into being a part of their life – so that one doesn’t only exercise once in a while, and start wondering when the scales won’t budge. Ideally, one should be exercising both inside the gym and outside the gym (at home), so that besides the focused exercises one undertakes inside the gym, they also take to a more active lifestyle outside the gym (walking to work rather than driving, whenever possible, taking the stairs rather than the lifts on tall buildings and so on).
It is worth mentioning, of course, that while one won’t be making use of ‘diet’ as a weight loss aid here, overindulging in the wrong varieties of food would be, for all purposes and intents, self sabotage; so one still has to ensure that they are eating sensibly all along, even though they don’t get onto a formal ‘diet.