Although much debated in myriad circles all over the world, the issue of how to lose weight healthily seems to be still shrouded under a blanket of myths and misconceptions. So, here is a discussion to bust one myth: a natural dietary supplement is THE magic solution to shed the pounds and lose the inches.

NO, it is not.

As the moniker makes it clear, natural dietary supplements “supplement” any other weight loss regimen that you may be following and thus make it easier for you to stick to your weight loss goals. So, if you have not been eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you may just stop wondering why popping in the diet pill every day still hasn’t showed the results on the bathroom scale.

The best and healthiest way to lose weight is to follow this three-pronged approach:

  1. Eat a healthy diet. The advice is not meant to send your scurrying to the Internet or the library to browse through countless websites or pore over voluminous books to figure out if you should follow the South Beach Diet or does the DASH Diet sound easier to stick to. Trying to eat healthily is all about stocking up on fresh fruits and veggies while not forgetting the whole grains, giving sugary foods the pass, and leaning more towards lean proteins than fatter meats.
  2. Exercise regularly. There’s no other way to be good to your body. A regular exercise regimen will not only keep the unwanted pounds and inches at bay but will also prevent the onset of many a debilitating and life-threatening disease like cardiac ailments, hypertension, and diabetes. What is more, you do not even need to become enrolled in a gym to meet your daily exercise needs. A brisk walk of about half-an-hour every day, taking the stairs whenever you can, and walking to the department store, your friend’s home, possibly to work, instead of taking the car are all that you need to get your exercise in and to keep trim and fit.
  3. Try a natural diet supplement. Now that you have your diet and lifestyle in order, you can pop in a natural dietary supplement to aid your weight loss goals. Natural diet pills are not generally infused with harmful chemicals and thus are typically devoid of unpleasant side effects. A natural diet pill may help to suppress appetite and control cravings, as added insurance to stick to your weight loss goals.

As the wise men say, there are no shortcuts to achieving your goal. That is why you must also understand that there is no “magic” diet, although the trifecta approach may have magical results.