If you have ever been on a diet that didn’t end well, you are not alone. Millions of smart, kind, reasonable women like yourself go on diets every day and “fail”. In fact, the 95% of dieters who actually lose weight end up gaining it back. In no other industry do we reward lousy programming and yet, in the dieting world, we go back again and again.
Have you ever considered that maybe the problem with diets isn’t you? In this post, we are going to look at why diets have failed you and what you can do about.
DIETS DON’T WORK
DIETS ARE NOT SUSTAINABLE
While sustainability has gained some glitz as of late with an environmental focus on farming practices, it’s probably not the word parked in the forefront of your mind when shopping for a “lose it quick” weight loss plan. Maybe this is because you know that restrictive diets are not a long term thing. And thank goodness! In reality, who really wants a life without birthday cakes and movie popcorn?
Diets fail us because most of them do not provide us with a plan that truly fits into our daily, monthly, and yearly lives. While I am grateful that our tastes change and our preferences flex with what they are exposed to, no food plan is going to beat the love of ice cream out of me.
We need to find habits that flex with our lives and add to our joy. All else is unsustainable.