By on November 17, 2013

Dieting is about improving your health, the side affect is that you lose weight and look better. Weight loss may be your reason for dieting, but everyone needs to eat right if they want their body to function properly as they get older.

Simply stated; any excess “bad” calories that you do not burn off in a day, can and will be stored as body fat. These extra calories are stored as adipose tissue body fat and create an unsightly bulge in your tummy, hips and thighs.

The first step to successful weight loss is to stop taking in more calories than you can burn off in a day! Then you must make sure that you are taking in more “good” calories than “bad” calories. Here are some more factors that affect every diet.


There are many factors that apply to any and every diet. Some of these you have control over while others you do not. Your age, blood type, body type and job stress levels, are things that you have little or no control over.

However, things like the quantity of sugar and saturated fats that are in the foods you eat, and how often you eat, are basic factors that you can and must control if you are to achieve sustained success at losing weight and getting in shape.

For example, everyone must limit the total amount of sugar from their diet, because it is the number one problem with weight loss. Below is a list of factors that you need to understand and incorporate into your “diet”, no matter which diet you try.


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The Fitness Answer Man is the online personality founded by Kevin Forrest CPT, FMS Pro Trainer and Master Fitness Trainer for the US Military. He has worked in the fitness industry for 30 years and was one of the first trainers to incorporate the physio ball into people's workouts and helped pioneer in the field of "Core" training. He specializes in movement rehabilitation and uses his experience to help clarify the confusion about diet and exercise that still exists within the fitness industry today.

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