If you’ve ever been on a diet and failed, been on a diet and then gained all the weight back or have been on more diets than you can remember, its time to make a change.
If you want to lose weight, all you need to do is start exercising and make some small changes to your diet.
There are many fad diets out there such as the cabbage soup diet, or the Hollywood juice diet which are basically starvation diets. If you go on a diet like this, there is not much chance you will keep it up or lose any long term weight. Diets are not the answer to long term weight loss.
Diets don’t work for many reasons. First of all, most diets are much to specific to fit a persons daily life. They tell you what to eat and when, which doesn’t consider a persons likes, dislikes and time they have to eat during a day.
There are many fad diets out there such as the cabbage soup diet, or the Hollywood juice diet which are basically starvation diets. Of course you might lose weight by starving yourself for five days, but you won’t be able to keep this up for long and will gain all the weight back.
Starvation diets like this are also extremely unhealthy and bad for your metabolism. Other diets, such as the low carb ones which tell you to give up an entire food group are also unhealthy. Depriving yourself of foods such as carbs and healthy fats will only lead to binging and is not good on your body. It doesn’t take a scientist to understand that a person needs good carbs and fats to stay alive.
Diets are also a lot of work; a lot of them require extensive meal plans and calorie counting which most people don’t have time for. Its easy to cut down on calories without even thinking about it, by switching to an apple and nuts for a snack instead of a donut.
Most diets are also so hard to follow and so restrictive that they set you up for failure. There is not much chance you will keep it up or lose any long term weight if you go on a diet like this. This will just make you feel like a failure and you will end up eating more to comfort yourself. Try making small changes that work with your lifestyle and slowly, you will find a way of healthy eating that suits you.
Another reasons to stop dieting is that diets are meant for a temporary thing. If you want to lose weight you should be thinking about making lifestyle changes that you can stick with forever.
Walking to and from work may be an example, or only drinking alcohol one day per week. Your not likely to enjoy life very much if your diet requires you to cut out bread for the rest of your life.
Diets are not the answer to long term weight loss. They zap your energy and money from you’re pocket while not giving you the results you want. If you are serious about losing weight, try eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and cutting down on deep fried foods.
Adding a couple days of exercise won’t hurt either.
If you’ve ever been on a diet and failed, been on a diet and then gained all the weight back or have been on more diets than you can remember, its time to make a change. Because they are ridiculous and unrealistic, diets don’t work.
All you need to do is start exercising and make some small changes to your diet if you want to lose weight.