To put it simply all ‘diets’ work! By work, I mean by one means or another they aim to reduce your calorie intake.
This is the only way you will or can for that matter lose weight. Simple.
So, if they all work why do the majority of diets fail?
Roughly 90% of diets fail because of adherence. Basically people can’t stick to them for long enough to get the results they want and if they can then they certainly can’t maintain them long term.
This really doesn’t surprise me.
Without fail if somebody mentions that they have or intend to start a diet it is followed by a list of all the things they enjoy in life and a declaration of their intention to cut them out.
Yeah like that’s going to last.
On top of all the good stuff usually come popular pantomime villains carbohydrates, sugar, processed food and pretty much everything else the daily mail has told you will give you cancer. Yawn!
This is the first and biggest mistake people make when trying to diet and it will lead to inevitable failure.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Individual types of food are not making you fat! They simply aren’t.
The reason you’ve gained weight or are overweight is because of overconsumption across the board.
It’s not what you are eating it’s simply that you are eating too much of everything. However, by cutting out all the stuff you enjoy you’ll just get fed up and revert back to type.
The trick to a sustainable diet is to learn to reduce your calorie consumption whilst still enjoying your favourite foods only now in moderation.
How does this sound?
You can eat what you want, when you want and still lose weight.
It’s possible you just need learn a few basics.
Such as how much you should be eating, how much you are currently eating and what different different types of food contain.
I.e. Calories, macros and micros.
Focus on educating yourself on how the body works and understanding what you need to change one piece at a time.
This is already sounding a lot more sustainable than ‘eat chicken and broccoli forever’.
It simply isn’t going to happen.
I’m not saying changing the types of food you eat isn’t important. In a ideal world everyones diet would be rich in whole food and packed full of nutrition but you need to take one step at a time and stop this over the top, over restrictive bullshit.
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