WOULDN’T it be great if you could take a pill that takes away fat? There are hundreds of drugs in development right now, but finding a safe one that works, is a whole other matter, as history tells us. Like hunger for a fact is a complicated process. There are so many bodily systems, brain signals and hormones’ controlling our appetite and the odds of finding a drug that targets all of them is tricky, if not impossible.

The body as complicated as it is, also can become resistant to drugs and their effects that make them effective for only short-term and not to mention their side effects.

With drugs imperfections how do you find a healthy way of dieting you can live with a long term? Experts suggest that an inventory of physical and psychological factors should be studied as a base of self diet tests and programs. The glycemic index for example tends towards abdominal fat, starch and sugar craving individuals who have high sugar counts may be insulin resistant. This test tells people to probably respond to low carbohydrate diet to stabilise blood sugar and insulin levels.

One thing that experts agree upon for weight control is combining exercise and diet, because active people need to consider a low fat diet that included complex carbs. Like athletes, glycogen is needed in athletic performances, and it is harder work for the body to take in lots of protein and convert it to glucose.

A person who combines exercise and diet is proven to lose more fat than muscles.

Often time people think that skipping meals, like avoiding breakfast or lunch help their dieting, however, skipping meals or under eating slows down metabolism and blurs chemical signals for hunger and fullness.

Monitoring your meals regularly by eating a third of your kilojoules and another at lunch can help stabilise your neuropeptide levels, complex carbohydrates are good especially early in the day, because it rev up metabolism, replenish the body’s need for glycogen and digest slowly, which helps you feel full longer.

You’ll also do better with a low-fat diet that allows for fruit and vegetables as well as complex carbs by controlling your kilo-joule-intake, which may be why some bread and cereal lovers converts to low-carb diet plans.

People use food for comfort, although suitable for anyone, this diet is particularly good for emotional eaters, because they eat until they are satisfied. However, experts say that emotional eaters will also do better reaching for low-energy-dense food like fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain.

Although people lose weight by all different methods, they tend to keep it off in remarkably similar ways. Overwhelmingly, experts say that successful dieters should follow rules in their maintenance phase; Eat Breakfast, Eat a kilojoule-aware, moderately low-fat diet with complex carbs, Get plenty of exercise at moderate intensity, and do self-monitoring through frequent weigh-ins and keep a food and exercise diary, so you can get a glimpse of a slimmer future.