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All Diets Work…

All Diets Work…

Why?

Simple… Every diet is based around a calorie deficit… It doesn’t take a scientist to tell you you will lose weight if you’re not eating enough.

So Ross and I watched “how to lose weight well” with interest last week and it basically told us what we already knew but perhaps the majority don’t… And that’s the fact that every single diet works… Every one…

So when you are saying… I’ve tried everything and it doesn’t work… What you really mean is a) you haven’t seen it through (like some of the participants of the show, you’ve lasted a few days following a fad), b) you’ve followed it but then when you’ve finished the scheduled diet time you go back to normal eating habits and the weight goes back on or c) you’d used a very loose plan such as the 5-2… The 2 days are fine but the remaining 5 where you’re left to your own devices you over indulge there’s not a set calorie intake the rules are just so grey and you can eat what you like really can’t you?…

What last weeks show showed me was that ultimately a diet is about willpower and it’s mostly lacking, I know some of you will read this and think I’m a bit of a dick, but it’s the truth. I can honestly tell you that I lack it though and that’s why I can say it… Put me on the Atkins diet and I’ll last a few days… If I was asked to follow the diet where you eat only fruit and veg, that would be my worst nightmare…

The thing is, the only people on the show that appeared to be doing any form of exercise were the two lads from Sunderland… Is that really losing weight well? Starving yourself and not exercising?

In my opinion losing weight should be more than just about the number on the scale, it should be about feeling happier, healthier and more in shape to live life! Sure a diet will get you so far but these “diets” aren’t sustainable long term. What is sustainable is training 3 times a week and eating right…

So eating right… Does that mean all clean foods… Well no, because there’s plenty of people who eat clean but are overweight, they are because they see it as clean so it’s a free pass to eat as much of it as they want… Calorie surplus… Does it mean eating what you want, when you want as long as you train hard enough? Well no it’s not really that neither…

It’s about understanding what your body needs to perform, understanding what levels of proteins, carbs and fats you should be eating and then yes… It’s pretty much eating what you want as long as you’re hitting your calorie and nutritional goals…

S x

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