The Arbonne weight loss system is a package of products designed to look after your skin both outside and in. The company produces diet kits, anti-aging creams, anti-cellulite products etc. Is it the answer to losing weight?
Well the products Arbonne produces will probably help you to lose some pounds and may very well get you motivated to continue on a weight loss program. But I am not a believer in quick fixes. Being overweight, be it a couple of pounds or more serious, is a lifestyle issue and the sooner you believe that there is no quick fix the better.
It is much more realistic to believe that only you can solve your weight loss issues and only via a change in your lifestyle. The first thing you should do is make an appointment with your doctor to check that your weight gain is not linked to any underlying medical condition. You should also ask her to check your blood pressure and advise you as to the type of exercise program suitable for someone of your age, weight and overall medical condition.
Next, you need to write down exactly what you are trying to achieve. Be extremely clear. It is much better to say that I want to weigh 20 pounds less by a specific date than something like I want to be thinner. The later doesn’t give you anything to measure your progress against. Losing one inch would make you thinner but it might not be what you are trying to achieve.
Now you know exactly what you want to achieve, your subconscious mind is already working on the how to achieve it. Education plays a major role. Part of the price of our recent success is that most of us have forgotten the basics of food preparation and the differences between the various food groups. We are too used to buying pre-packaged foods or eating out. Even those of us who do cook at home rarely eat within the guidelines. How often do you or your family members eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day?
In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you need vitamins and minerals supplied by a healthy varied diet. You cannot cut out whole food groups, for example carbohydrates, and remain healthy over the long term. You need to eat protein, carbohydrates and fats. You should break the food groups into the following:
Fruit and vegetables
Bread, cereals and potatoes
Meat, fish and alternatives.
Foods containing fats and sugars.
Your diet should contain foods in all of the above categories even the last one. Some fats are vital for your health although they are not the ones that come in cakes and biscuits!
Products such as Arbonne weight loss may have a place, however, a varied healthy diet and more exercise is the true path to achieving and managing your optimum weight.