Weight Loss Truths ...

**By Katie Gatto **

Losing weight, we know that we should do it, after all it is not just matter of our to attractive but a health issue. Being at a healthy weight lowers your risk substantially for heart attacks, diabetes and many different types of cancer. We know that we should do something about it in order to avoid these dangers and keep ourselves healthy as possible.

It can be hard, believe me I know that. Most of us struggle with our weight and those of us who say that we don't are probably fibbing.

A good step toward getting healthy would be knowing what we should be doing. Sure, there is a dizzying any of people who are willing to tell you what makes for a good weight loss plan. Don't eat any fat, don't eat any carbs, use your glycemic index, your body shape or your hip to waste ratio. It's enough to make you want to give up before you even start.

Lets cut through the hype and get to what the heart of each of these diets are telling you. Cut out the calories to a level where you are eating less than you are burning. How you get there is the big deal to the "experts", but if you want to save the 19.50 here are the bones of the plan(s):

• Replace high fat snacks with low fat ones.
• Don't have high calorie drinks, go with a low or no calorie drink.
• Have low calorie meals with appropriate portion sizes.