If Diets Dont Work - Why Diet?

By: Cindy Holbrook

Are you tired of hearing "Diets Don't Work."?

As an overweight person needing to lose weight, this can seem quite disheartening. Somewhere in the back of your mind, you can't help but wonder if they're wrong - surely there has to be a diet that works ... You know that you've lost weight by dieting. You also know other people that have lost weight dieting.

It's important to understand that when the experts tout "Diets Don't Work", they are saying that if you want to lose weight and keep it off permanently - You MUST make a lifestyle change.

Lies the Diet Industry Tells Us:

  • Eat anything your want and still lose weight

  • Lose 30 pounds in 30 days

  • Lose weight without exercise

  • Eat the right combination of foods and lose weight fast

  • Drink this tea or juice and the weight will melt right off

  • Foods that cause you to lose weight

  • Herbs that create rapid weight loss

  • Lose weight in only 15 minutes a day

  • Go low cal, low carb, low fat etc etc ...

  • Here's the newest greatest diet pill

  • The six-week plan to better abs, flatten your stomach, makeover your body etc


Look at the weight loss lies above. Do you see what they all have in common? They all promise rapid weight loss with barely any effort from you. They feed into our dream of being able to lose weight without changing a single thing about our lifestyle. They tell us that we can have our cake and eat it too. Deep in your heart, you know it's not possible - but you want to believe it, so you buy into it.

Why Don't Diets Work?

  • Diets teach deprivation The diet world wants us to believe that to be successful we have to have major willpower and live without foods we love. And sometimes without foods that provide nutrition to our bodies and mind.

  • Diets do not teach us how to change our lifestyle. Their main focus is on changing your weight - not your body. They don't care about the reasons you overeat.

  • Diets are a temporary fix. Lose weight quick and you'll gain it back just as fast - if not faster.

  • Diets teach you that there are good foods and bad foods. Food is our fuel. Different foods are utilized by our body differently - but that doesn't make them good or bad.

  • Diets tell us we have no control over our weight and our bodies. On the flip side, if we don't lose weight on the diet - then it's not our fault either because "Diets Don't Work."


The diets I'm talking about are the ones that tell you exactly what to eat, they leave out foods or food groups or severely limit them. Just about all so called "celebrity diets" fit into this category. They do not take into account your individuality or your personal tastes and dislikes.

Why Diet

According to the dictionary the word "Diet" means "Food Habitually Eaten" In actuality we are all on a diet - and our diets determine how much we weigh. To successfully lose weight you need to change your mindset about what, when and why you eat. Find a diet that you are willing to follow for the rest of your life

A good diet program to lose weight will teach behavior modification skills. It will build on successes and positive results. It will offer support and advice while losing weight and provide a maintenance plan. A good diet will not restrict any foods. Pills and supplements are not required. Read Unbiased Diet Reviews to find the best program for you.

"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein

Stop believing the lies. Stop trying to do the same thing over and over again. TAKE CONTROL of your life today. Learn to eat healthy nutritious meals. Begin changing your eating behaviors - each small change leads you one step closer to your ideal weight.

Losing weight is a matter of learning how to expend more calories than your body is using. It's not about starving - It's about moderation.

Losing weight is a personal journey. It's about loving yourself and overcoming obstacles that may come your way.

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