I recently read
an article about why diets do not work. It further confirmed
to me my belief that the best
weight loss program
is not to go on one at all. The
article pointed out that more people than ever before are dieting, yet
people's waistlines just keep expanding. Below are five
reasons that diets do not work.
They are Temporary
you go on the latest fad diet, you are typically making radical changes
to your eating habits for a short period of time. You may
experience some success like this. However, once you're
finished with the gimmick diet, you go back to your old habits and the
weight returns with a vegeneance.
They Make You Unhappy
Just the thought of dieting can make you unhappy. They're
hard to follow, and it's no fun watching other people enjoy food while
you're stuck counting calories. Some dieters even avoid
social situations to avoid being tempted by food that is suddenly now
"forbidden". This can make dieting a frustrating, alienating,
and trying experience.
They Slow Your
When you go on a diet, particularly and extreme fad diet, your body
will often react by burning muscle as well as fat. You may
think you've lost a few pounds, but if that weight is muscle, it's a
phyric victory. Muscle is active and helps you burn fat.
When you go back to your regular eating habits, you will put
on weight faster than before.
They Set You
Up For Failure
Only 5 percent (!) of people who go on diets are successful at keeping
their weight down for any length of time. For the other 95
percent, the results of dieting are feelings of failure.
Overtime, this can lead to an unhealthy focus on body weight,
low self-esteem, poor nutrition, and inadequate exercise.
The Natural Rhythms Of
In the natural world, eating is not so complicated. You eat
when you're hungry and need nourishment, you don't when you don't.
In the modern "civilized" world, however, people eat due to
stress, emotion, busy work lives and diets. Basically, human
beings learn to eat for almost every reason EXCEPT their natural,
physical needs. The results of this disconnect from nature is
in evidence all around you.
The key to long term natural weight loss is to become aware of the
small, destructive habits you've acquired overtime, and then make small
changes to them. When you do this, you will begin to work
WITH your body in a natural way, not AGAINST it. This is what
my Ebook "Lose
Weight WITHOUT Dieting - The Animal Kingdom Way"
is all about
(pardon the shameless plug, but I did lose 30lbs with it.)
Always Remember ...
At this point it's almost a scientifically proven fact - - Diet's Don't
Work! If this is all you get from this article, I'm glad I
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