The truth about almost all diets is pretty damned ugly, but here on the Holistic Health Path we want the truth no matter what it looks like, so I need to tell you why most diets fail miserably.
Remember, don’t shoot the messenger, I’m only here to help.
Weight loss and diets are among the most talked about and controversial subjects in the nutrition world.
Almost everyone has tried one sort of diet or another in an effort to shed pounds or increase one health marker or another.
I’ve been on several diets myself, before I knew better, and the same thing always happened.
When I got bored or frustrated with whatever torture regimen the diet prescribed, I’d slide back into my own bad habits and put the pounds back on.
Let me say this, though. I think almost any plan that incorporates lean meats like chicken and fish, along with plenty of plant-based foods and healthy fats will work for almost everyone.
It’s just picking something that’s sustainable, that’s where most folks go wrong.
So let’s fix that right here and now.
Fad diets can be frustrating to maintain and downright dangerous to your health.
Some sound ridiculous, such as the Cabbage Soup Diet or the Grapefruit Diet, and I think that while you may lose weight when following these regimens, I worry that once you deviate, which you most certainly will, you’ll be in worse shape than before.
In fact, weight-cycling, or yo-yo dieting, is a common problem with hopping from one fad diet to another.
Yo-yoing can be dangerous to your physical health and also play hell with your mindset as well.
Once you feel discouraged enough from losing weight and then gaining it all back again, you may be less inclined to try in the future.
No one needs another diet. Diets are difficult to maintain and really just set you up for failure.
What I suggest is a shift in thinking.
If that sounds difficult, I’m here to dispel that myth once and for all with some sound advice.
So let’s get to it!
As we said at the beginning, sometimes all that’s required is a dose of good old-fashioned common sense.
I’m sure these tips are things you probably already know and just need to put into practice.
That’s always the hardest part, isn’t it?
The last piece of advice I’ll offer is this.
Just do it, your body will thank you, and before you know it, you won’t be craving those fast food fixes and sugar rushes any longer!
To Your Optimum Health!
Ted is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of nutrition and general wellness. He has recently published books on Sugar Detox as well as the inflammation epidemic, and continues to improve his knowledge by constantly remaining up to date with the latest news and trends in the nutrition world. When not busy writing, you can find him playing banjo and guitar, or outside fishing.