If you think diets don’t work, you are right.
Diets don’t work.
But help is at hand.
In this article, I will explain why diets don’t work and how to lose weight without dieting.
Confusing and conflicting messages about diets are everywhere.
Medical professionals constantly contradict and criticise each other.
Knowing who and what to believe is a massive problem.
Some diets recommend we ‘graze’ by eating regular small meals and snacks, while other diets disagree and encourage, missing breakfast, eating a large lunch or skipping heavy meals at night.
Over the last four decades, we have been told that almost every aspect of our diet is the enemy.
But our diets continue to get worse.
From the early 80s we were told to eat a low-fat diet.
But as we reduced our fat consumption, we increased our carb intake.
Then in the 2000’s we were encouraged to follow the Atkins Diet, to avoid carbs and only eat fats and protein.
And then came even more diets such as the ‘5:2 Diet’ that encouraged intermittent ‘fasting’.
Confused what you should do?
Well, you are not alone.
Dieting has become an epidemic of modern life.
20% of the UK are on some form of diet at any one time, yet we continue to put weight on.
And as we put more weight on, more of us are suffering from diabetes, arthritis and cancer than ever before.
It is no wonder you don’t think diets work.
A Global Epidemic
The world is living through an epidemic of obesity and chronic ill health.
In the USA, 20% of children are obese.
Whereas in the UK, 66% of adults are overweight.
Over one billion people in China and India are obese.
Consumption of fat has decreased but waistlines continue to increase.
One reason is fat has been replaced with sugar.
Another reason is we are eating less fresh fruit and vegetables than ever before.
Flawed from the start
Our bodies are even designed to combat diets.
Evolution programmed us that way.
Diets are overridden by the body’s desire to hold on to its fat stores.
Your body wants to maintain or even increase it’s fat storage.
And diets cannot be sustained long term.
Whoever went on a diet forever?
If diets did work then new ones wouldn’t be created all the time.
Just look on Amazon and you’ll see all the latest diet bestsellers books.
The problem with diets is they don’t deliver long-term results.
They are rigid and restrictive.
It’s no wonder people don’t stick to their diet long-term.
For some, maintaining the new weight can be harder than reducing the weight in the first place.
The moment you stop your diet you go back to your old eating habits and put the weight straight back on.
Don’t you find it amazing that there is more diet advice than ever before?
But with more overweight people than ever before something clearly isn’t working.
And that something is dieting.
Diets only require you to change your eating habits for as long as it takes to lose weight.
But most people don’t actually reach their target weight and give up before they achieve their goal.
All this creates is the yo-yo effect.
You lose weight. And then you put it back on.
You lose weight. And then you put it back on.
There is even research that shows the endless cycle of failed diets, can actually make you fatter in the long term.
The cynic in me thinks the diet industry wants it to be that way otherwise they would go out of business.
When it comes to losing weight, dieting is often the first method people turn to.
However, traditional dieting approaches have significant drawbacks, making them ineffective for long-term weight management.
One of the biggest criticisms of traditional diets is their unsustainability. Stringent rules and restrictions can lead to a cycle of ‘yo-yo dieting’, where you lose weight only to regain it when you revert to normal eating habits.
Restrictive diets can lead to undue stress, anxiety, and an unhealthy relationship with food. The mental toll can deter long-term adherence to the diet and may even contribute to binge eating or other forms of disordered eating.
Severe calorie restriction can put your body into ‘starvation mode,’ which lowers your metabolic rate. This not only makes it difficult to continue losing weight but can also make you gain weight more easily once you stop dieting.
Excluding entire food groups can cause nutritional imbalances, leading to potential long-term health complications such as weakened bones or a compromised immune system.
Traditional diet plans are often one-size-fits-all, failing to consider individual medical histories, lifestyle factors, or nutritional needs. Personalised approaches tend to be more effective for sustained weight loss.
Many diets overlook the importance of physical activity, which is a crucial component of long-term weight management and overall well-being.
Emotional or psychological factors frequently contribute to weight gain. Unless these underlying issues are addressed, achieving and maintaining weight loss will be an uphill struggle.
Maintaining a strict diet can be socially isolating and difficult to manage during social events, holidays, or dining out. The social and cultural barriers make traditional dieting a less sustainable choice for long-term weight management.
The promise of rapid weight loss often perpetuates the cycle of dieting. Quick fixes are generally not sustainable and can even be harmful. Moreover, many diets are promoted without sound scientific backing.
Rather than relying on traditional dieting, consider adopting a more balanced approach to lose weight without dieting. This includes making incremental lifestyle changes, eating a balanced diet rich in nutrients, and incorporating regular exercise into your routine. Also, consider addressing emotional or psychological factors contributing to weight gain with the help of healthcare professionals.
By understanding the flaws in traditional dieting methods, you’ll be better equipped to lose weight without dieting and to maintain that loss over the long term.
How To Lose Weight Without Dieting
So what is the solution and how do you lose weight without dieting?
You need to start by rejecting the myth that losing weight is simply a matter of counting calories or eating less and exercising more or cutting out one food type.
Most diets are based on a narrow perspective and do not factor in differences between people or how their bodies digest food.
Why can one person eat certain foods and put weight on while someone else eats exactly the same food and yet loses weight?
About 65% of the differences are down to our genes.
But even if 65% is in your genes it doesn’t mean your weight is determined.
Even identical twins have differences in their weight.
Genetic factors do not explain the massive changes seen over the last 40 years.
Clearly, there are other factors at play here.
So what’s the answer?
Rather than going on a diet, you must welcome a new mindset into your life.
So if you want to lose weight without dieting, start with creating a new eating mindset with hypnosis.
You see hypnosis for weight loss is not a diet.
It’s not a hypno-diet.
Weight loss hypnosis is about creating a new way of life and relationship with food.
That’s why hypnosis can help you lose weight without dieting.
There is a saying – “you are what you eat”.
But I think it really should be: “You are what you think you eat“.
You will adopt a fundamentally different way of thinking about what food means to you.
You will change what you believe is true about your relationship with food, at a deep and fundamental level.
And it really is possible to lose weight without dieting with hypnosis.
And that is why you really can lose weight forever without dieting.
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