Understanding Why Most Diets Don’t Work
A diet is often confused with weight loss; this most certainly should not be the case. A diet is a regime of eating a specific set of food found in a variety of food groups that should have a desired effect. An example is eating only a vegetable is a vegan diet. A Weight loss diet is eating certain foods that will lead to weight loss.
The problem with most diets is that many people cannot follow-up and keep up the discipline needed to adhere to s strict diet. The result is that the diet is not associated with a lifestyle change. Once the goal is achieved many people revert to their old eating habits and lifestyle and hence end up not being able to follow through with the regime. This leads to remission to their old weight or more importantly back to where they never wanted to be in the first place.
This could mean a range of things depending on the diet. For example a person on a diabetic diet could become very sick, a person trying to lose weight could regain it and a person trying to become healthy and stay on an energy diet could crash and begin to once again experience constant fatigue.
The key to sticking to a diet or change in eating patterns is as simple as a person’s will power. As remaining on a diet become more difficult and less fun, the individual begins to lose interest and eventually goes into a form of “relapse”. The results of which are unwanted based on the initial effort to lose weight or live healthy.
This is an important fact to note going forward for everyone on a diet. While will power in everyone is different the resolve to meet goals can be bolstered by support groups, these include family and friends, people on the same type of diet and even a specific counselor or lifestyle coach. Some books also help with different exercises that help to firm up someone’s resolve.
This is why most people decide that doing a yearlong diet to lose weight in general is less likely to succeed versus a short term diet that will result in drastic results and sustain them for a longer time period once they have achieved their main goal or aim.