Many Kenyans struggle with Weight- loss and losing belly fat. Weight-loss after pregnancy especially proves to be quite a difficult feat.
It’s no wonder many men and women turn to slimming pills, macrobiotic diet, charcoal cleanse diet (sounds nuts right?), which promise quick weigh- loss.
We wrote this article to educate you on the dangers of extreme dieting and slimming supplements.
The weight-loss diet pills industry is massive.
There are all sorts of different supplements/pills out there that claim to have dramatic effects, but they are never very effective when studied. The main reason they can work for some people is the placebo effect. We tend to fall for the marketing and want the supplements to help us lose weight, so we begin to become more conscious of what we eat. This sounds fantastic right? You are now eating better? But, what you should be most concerned about is over the counter diet pills. The ones advertised online that are virtually unregulated, they may contain stimulants, diuretics, and antidepressants, often in amounts exceeding the maximum recommended dosages at which such drugs can be prescribed without a doctor’s prescription and supervision. Chances are you do not know what harmful ingredients are contained in these pills. Seek a doctor’s advice if you must take supplements as he will be able to monitor what is good for you.
The weight-loss industry wants you to believe that “diets” work.
However, studies show that dieting almost never works in the long-term. 85% of people end up gaining the weight back within a year. Drastic diets are simply not sustainable and as Luciano Pavarotti so perfectly put it- “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating”. Food is good, in fact it’s great, in moderation and being conscious of what exactly you are eating.
Additionally, studies show that people who go on a diet are actually the ones most likely to gain weight in the future. In reality, dieting is a consistent predictor of future weight gain – not loss.
The truth is that you probably shouldn’t approach weight loss with a dieting mind-set. Instead, make it a goal to change your lifestyle and become a healthier, happier and fitter person.
If you manage to increase your activity levels, eat healthier and sleep better, then you should lose weight as a natural side effect. Going on a diet and starving yourself probably won’t work in the long-term.
I can always just to go to the gym I hear you say… read on.
While some people experience weight-loss from gym workouts, the majority of us either fail to see results in the time expected or simply do not lose at all. Most people who lose weight in the gym almost have to dedicate themselves completely to working out and even making a career out of it which is not possible for the majority of us.
Here’s why: Despite the prevailing advice, exercise is pretty unhelpful for weight loss. While 100% of the energy we gain comes from food, we can only burn 10 to 30% of it with physical activity each day. That would mean spending all day in the gym to burn more than 30%.
The gym is great for toning muscles and keeping off already lost weight. Fact.
Read more about gym and weight-loss here: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/19/exercise-dieting-public-health
If you have a significant amount of weight to lose you need a weightloss program that is easy to do, flexible, safe and a weight loss program that works.
So, with these three issues in mind, how can you lose weight when you have no time to go to the gym?
How can Slim Therapy help you lose weight safely and quickly?
This is a great question! With Slim Therapy you get to lose weight with NO EXERCISE, NO STARVATION, PILLS AND NO CRAZY DIETS.
We have an In-House nutritionist who will help you create a meal plan so you can eat the foods you love with no guilt. Lifestyle changes are often deeply personal and our dedicated team is there to make sure you have someone to talk to through this journey. We understand that any kind of change is an emotional process by nature. Slim Therapy seeks to help you go about your every day with just an hour set aside to lose weight. It doesn’t get any easier than that. All you do is lie down, let our electrotherapy machines do all the work. You could even catch up on your favorite book or browse the internet as we do the rest.
With branches in Nairobi CBD, Langata Road and Mombasa, there is a weight-loss clinic near you.
Lose weight, lose belly fat the easy way.
Talk to us and book a FREE consultation today and see how we can help you lose weight easily.