How many times have you seen a diet program being advertised to be the best one minute and then the worst the next? Whether it's some form of weight lifting program or an intense diet program...it maybe very hard to maintain and especially if you see little or no results. There maybe some hope yet.
There are numerous diet plans on the market today. Many of these tend to become very successful with the populous for a time, some being virtually embedded into the subconscious of people who are desperate to lose weight or get in shape through marketing or TV and all promising to inspire hope into people who feel there is NO other way to lose weight. Also nick named "fad" diets because of the way people tend to follow them based on popularity and NOT on scientific information, just like a particular clothing style, one of the main problems with these diet plan is their inability and in-congruency to have any REAL effectiveness on people. Instead people tend to get on them because it is just the "thing to do".
Many other reasons why people can't seem to lose weight from their diets. Mainly because they can't stay committed. Things like stress, raising children, pressure from work, long hours at work, huge portions of food from restaurants all contribute to why people tend to fall into eating poorly and exercising very little if not at all. As a result they become obese and unhealthy. Many diet tend to work against you in certain ways. For example a regular calorie restricted diet can actually help to LOWER a persons metabolism is converse to what you should do which is to RAISE your metabolism so that you can burn more energy and calories more efficiently. Also some people don't realize that dieting or taking inventory on what you eat and how much goes in hand with exercising and having some kind of fitness regime or schedule that you can abide by religiously.
It should be noted that your training schedule does NOT have to be a "marathon" event, nor does it have to be an arduous task that takes many hours to fulfill. I should also point out it depends on your level of fitness and your fitness goals. Most people just want to lose some weight. However, you may want to better yourself at a particular sport you play? Maybe you want to compete in a fitness competition? Or perhaps you just want to trim down a little? The answers to these questions dictate how much training and what capacity you require.
Anyway you slice it, there is no easy way to be in shape but, the satisfaction you get when you are finally at the level of fitness you want to be far out weighs the effort you had to put in. Learning how to be and becoming successful in health and fitness can teach you to become successful with anything else you want in life.