Why all diets fail



Although diets can help you lose fat short term, they always fail long term. Because you are going on a diet, you are already admitting that it's a short term thing. Diets deprive you of all the things you love to eat; chocolate biscuits, sweets, crisps, ice cream to name just a few. You refrain from eating all these goodies though; as you are being good, so you continue on with the latest beach body diet which consists of 3 shakes a day as your well balanced meal replacements. How is this type of diet educating healthy eating. And yes, on 3 shakes a day (which a lot of diets consist of) it will take your weight off, but will it stay off? Very unlikely! Research says only 1% of fad dieters actually manage to keep their weight off (the rest and probably most) actually gain more weight on top of what they previously weighed.


The word diet to most is a word so many people dislike, as straight away they know it means stopping eating the foods you see as pleasurable. A lot of people also see the word diet as a punishment to themselves (something that's going to be too difficult and too unpleasant) so they fail in the quest of weight loss before they've even started. Once started will it ever be completed, are you going to have the 3 shakes a day or continue eating the weight watchers meals for the rest of your life. Of course the answer to that is a most definite no; the only diet that is sustainable is the lifestyle change diet.


Just imagine, no more slim fast shakes, no more red and green days, no more weekly weigh in at the local Cricket Club where you drive 50 yards up the road to discuss that guilty pizza treat you had last night. But you try to convince everyone there that you walked it off on your way up the stairs to bed  while standing there with another 15 fellow regular yo yo dieters.


Well there would be no need for any of this if you addressed the main cause of your fluctuating waist line. Instead of having the word diet in your vocabulary, Swap it for the word lifestyle.There's limited choices and limited results to new fad diets, yet so many options to a new lifestyle. Think about how many diets you've tried in the past ...  exactly! And how many actually worked. Non, otherwise you wouldn't be doing another, to lose that extra weight you gained after getting bored of the previous one.


How many lifestyle changes have you tried? You maybe went on a few extra walks on your previous diet or the odd swim at the local baths. Maybe you joined a gym  to convince yourself that this is i (this is the diet for me) to realise 6 months later after going twice you've wasted all that money as you are tied into their 12 month contract. Yes these were changes brought upon by the new diet, but you knew they wouldn't be consistent, as no diet you've ever been on has had any consistent change.


The only way you will  keep and get body fat off is to change your lifestyle and eating habits. It's that simple, move more and eat healthier foods. We all know which foods are healthier than others and if not there's plenty of reading material out there, you also have a good idea of the guilty pleasures to take a wide berth of, these are the foods you've certainly over indulged on. Take the weight off progressively with a healthy lifestyle change, by good nutrition and moving more, this approach equals healthy results. Fad dieting equals failure.


Dont be one of those people who loses dozens of pounds a year only to gain it back, it is way too much work and there is an easier way!


“It’s a lifestyle, not a diet!“


When you make these lifestyle changes, your body fat will drop without having to be on a diet! You'll also feel and look healthier for it, so let's swap your yo yo intermittent dieting for a permanent lifestyle change. Feel the benefits forever; eating the wrong food is what helped you gain the weight, so eat the right food and start to lose it.



Lifestyle changes are a process that take time and require support. Once you’re ready to make a change, the difficult part is committing and following through. So do your research and make a plan that will prepare you for your success. Careful planning means setting small goals and taking things one step at a time.


A lifestyle change is a marathon not a sprint so begin with changing one behaviour at a time. Your Unhealthy behaviors have develop over a course of time, so replacing unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones is a steady process. Don't try to implement to much change at once. To improve your success, focus on one goal or change at a time. Then as this new healthy behaviour becomes a habit, try to add another one. These are the small steps to take towards the overall change you’re striving for, after all where you are at at the moment has itself been years in construction.


You can do it, you know you can if you want to feel good, feel healthy, look good and look healthy. Take small steps in the new lifestyle direction and wade no more into new fad diets.


If you are lacking motivation and willpower and need guidance in your new lifestyle choices, you really want to start exercising and you really want to start your new way of eating but have no idea where to begin; contact me for a free no obligation consultation. I might be the outside persuasion you need to kick start you into your new lifestyle of fitness and wellbeing.