Re: My Favorite Fad Diet
Q. What is my favorite fad diet?
A. The one you are NOT on!
I believe it is critical to wrap our heads around the fact that there IS NO EASY FIX!
And as long as we keep searching for it we are taking our focus off the tried and true principles that will lead to a leaner and healthier body.
(Excerpt from our “Master Your Metabolism” e-course. Subscribe by entering your email into the box to your right…)
“Nutrition has by far the greatest impact on fat loss. Eating supportively will not only allow you to improve your health and energy, and it also provides the ideal environment for your transformation – maintain lean muscle while reducing unwanted fat.
If your goal is to lose body fat, you must eat slightly fewer calories than you burn. This may seem simple, but when calories are reduced, the body becomes imbalanced. It is the body’s job to restore balance, and it inevitably does so by either reducing the amount of calories it burns for energy ( by using muscle instead of fat) or by forcing you to eat more through hunger and cravings. This is one of the main reasons why fad diets do not produce long term results. The goal of our program is to ensure that you lose fat, not muscle.
Most fad diets are simply low-calorie diets disguised by great advertising or a clever marketing gimmick. There are currently thousands of diets listed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This number alone proves that no one diet works long term. If a magic diet or formula for fat loss existed, everyone would be on it and no one would be overweight.
But why is it that some people do lose weight on diets? The immediate success most people experience from fad diets is due to water loss, eating fewer calories or a combination of the two. However, less than five percent of these dieters are able to keep the weight off. Diets simply don’t work long term because of improper nutrition and the failure to change exercise and eating habits for life.
America is fatter as a society today because we consume approximately 300 to 500 more calories per day than we did 10 years ago, yet we move less because of advances in technology such as computers, escalators and other labor-saving devices.
Supportive nutrition can be mastered by understanding that everything you eat and drink can either positively or negatively affect your fat loss goals.”
Read that again, because you need to understand and embrace that concept. Your weight, your health, and how you look and feel is affected by every decision you make regarding nutrition. You are the sum total of the choices you have made in the past and are making right now.