Many aspects of life today encourage us to not act or think for ourselves. The lazy culture that has taken many of us over in mind and body could become our downfall. Ready meals which are constantly available from supermarkets ensure that kits in many homes are rarely used. This together with take away delivery services that are always available, often rarely resemble the images of the meals advertised.

There is no doubt that advertising has become part of society today and gradually a high percentage of the population are not thinking or acting independently. The weight loss industry is a prime example where you are inundated with adverts that promise the earth but in some ways deprive your body of essential vitamins and minerals which are needed on a daily basis.

Lose a stone in a week with this miracle diet that will make you feel good about yourself. We have all seen adverts like this but in some cases to actually register what the implications of the advertised products could mean.

Why was the weight put on in the first place? Will losing weight this quickly do any harm? The answer to these questions is that common sense must prevail and taking over your own destiny is the only way to achieve a healthy and fulfilling life.

Losing weight quickly is never a good idea but laziness and inertia tend to take over and many opt for the easiest option which is what the advertisers hope for. What many people do not appreciate is that by succumbing to drastic weight loss regimes to encourage people to become victims of “yo-yo” dieting. This means that the sooner the weight is lost, the sooner it will return and this process can become more dangerous than obesity itself.

Once the excess pounds have reduced and the required weight has been reached, it is tempting to revert back to normal eating patterns with the mindset that you have lost weight before and you can do it again. The producers of the magic pills are only too pleased to keep selling you their products because you have become a regular customer without realizing it!

Sitting back and analyzing what is being offered and assessing how it will benefit you is essential before making a hasty decision and purchasing something that could, over a period of time, prove to inflict untold damage to your body.