Why most people fail dieting, or better yet… Why most diets fail you!

Have you ever tried to go on a diet to lose weight, only to find that despite hunger and frustration, you didn’t manage to lose any weight?

Trying to lose weight is a tough and relentless effort. You starve yourself for days hoping to lose a few pounds, only to find yourself no better off than before and most likely you end up gaining all of the weight back after a couple of weeks if not more?

News Flash!!!

Fad Diets don’t work, they are a “Dreamers Plan” to lose weight.

Marketers and the media capitalize on this niche of consumers like vultures. Weight loss remedies bombard us on a daily basis. Itʼs difficult to open up a magazine or watch a television program without seeing an advertisement or commercial for the next great thing in weight loss. They hawk their latest and great diet fads, contraptions for losing weight and getting in shape with increasingly less work and effort, and worst of all: everything sounds like the next best thing. (Yeah… if only.)

Do yourself a favor and watch this segment from ABC’S 20/20. You’ll never fall for another dieting scam again!

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Why Fad Diets donʼt work?

Fad diets themselves fail to address the problems that caused you to gain weight in the first place – “Unhealthy Choices”. Instead, they compound the effect even further by eliminating essential foods and nutrients that are actually necessary for you to lose weight and sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Crash diets set you up for failure. Everyone inevitably gains the weight back. This weight gain causes negative emotions and attitudes about weight, health, and oneʼs ability to control themselves around food. Yo-yo dieting and crash diets simply arenʼt designed to be sustained.

Over time, after repeated crash diets, you will most likely experience some of the following;

  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Irritability Insomnia, restlessness, or hyperactivity
  • High blood pressure
  • Tightening in the chest
  • Heart palpitations
  • Fever
  • Dry mouth
  • Excessive headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Profuse sweating
  • Menstrual cycle or sex drive disturbances
  • You’ve most likely experienced this as well, when youʼre not giving your body the calories and nutrients it needs and wants, your mood can go downhill fast. Itʼs quite easy to feel miserable when on a crash diet, yo-yo dieting just puts your mind, heart and body into a relentless cycle of unhappiness. All of this unhappiness just isnʼt worth a temporary weight loss of a couple of pounds, is it?

To be truly successful when dieting you need to embrace the process of building a healthier you rather than depriving yourself of something.

Losing weight naturally is a process and not a fad. Hence, it takes a lot of determination, self-control, and discipline to achieve your ideal weight.

When it comes to dieting there are many mistakes that are made on a daily basis. Perhaps the single largest mistake that dieters make is adopting an all or nothing mentality. While this may work for some in the short term, it sets them up for failure, frustration, and ill will towards the entire dieting process.

If you want to feel successful and lose the weight the only logical and healthy approach is to make changes to your lifestyle. Remember that nothing takes off weight and keeps off weight like a sensible, balanced diet and exercise.

There are many products on the market that advertise that you can lose in a seemingly unnatural amount of time. Weight loss remedies bombard us on a daily basis. It’s difficult to open up a magazine or watch a television program without seeing an advertisement or commercial for the next great thing in weight loss.

Some people think that eating cabbage soup every day is the only way to lose weight. well, it’s a good start. but really, truly, how long do you think it will take before you dread the mere sight of a cabbage leaf

So many people drop the ball and lack commitment to a person because they associate “dieting with starvation, deprivation and in general; Pain!

Furthermore, even people that do succeed with diet programs end up gaining most ( if not all) of it back because they don’t incorporate lasting changes in their life. It takes commitment. As with anything in life, sustained commitment becomes habitual. This is how you truly succeed with diets

You don’t need the latest, greatest “Fad Diet” to lose pounds. All you need is to understand the mechanics of what goes into a healthy diet and what makes you actually lose weight. The Key word is EDUCATION. Dieting is all about healthy eating habits – not controlled starvation.