You've surely heard that phrase, "There's no free lunch." As with most things in life, the best things are free, but most products and services are not. So, if you're looking for free weight loss plans, there's two things you must accept. There are more weight loss programs than you could try in a lifetime and if it's free, you've got to take the information with a grain of salt. You may get some information for free, but when it comes to specifics, there is generally a price associated with the product or service.
Plenty of companies have become rich selling promises in the weight loss business. Whether that weight loss program works for you is not guaranteed. There are too many factors which depend on your behaviors, genetics and self discipline. If you're looking for a truly free weight loss plan, there is a way that won't cost you money, but which will involve investing some of your own time. Investing this time may be the best free weight loss program you'll ever find. Here's the plan.
Make your own survey of the theories of different weight loss programs. Look at the low fat, low calorie, low carb, high fiber and every other type and style enjoying popularity. Go to websites which offer free weight loss plans, remembering that pinch of salt you want to carry with you. Does the theory make sense? Does the particular program seem to be a better fit for one type of weight problem than another? On what premises does the program base its success? Be on the lookout for sites with testimonials galore, marked with asterisks denoting footnotes like, "results not typical, your results may vary".
No matter what the theory, the bottom line is calories ingested and burned. How that's accomplished is another story. If you go with a strict high fiber diet regimen, you will burn calories digesting all the fiber, but your body will also be denied certain essential nutrients in the process. The low carb approach allows lots of protein and dairy products, but leaves out valuable nutrients such as the antioxidants contained in produce. With any strict low this-or-that diet plan, nutritional supplements are a must and once you lose the weight and return to a normally well balanced diet, you'll soon lose the benefits and gain back pounds lost on that weight loss plan.
Your best free weight loss plan is one of your own devising. Count calories, cut portions and include foods from all of the food groups. A daily supplement never hurts. Get into a regular program of exercise.
When all else fails, call your Mom. "Sweetie, the best advice I can give you is to eat less sweets and junk food, cut your portions and go ride your bike!" The best things in life are free, after all.