For a lot of people, when they decide to try and lose weight their first impulse is to ‘go on a diet’. From celebrity endorsed diets to fads advertised in the media, it is all too tempting to believe hyped claims about wonder diets helping you lose weight fast.
The truth is however, for many of us, diets simply don’t work in the long-term. You may well lose weight at first, but as soon as you go back to eating normally, the weight may creep back on. So why is this?
Dieting is often drastic
When you go on a diet, how many times have you had to stop eating a certain food group or shop at a different supermarket to get what you need? Making big changes to the way you eat can be difficult to maintain, especially when you become busy or stressed. This makes it easy to revert back to old eating habits, negating any weight-loss.
Dieting is short-term
Very few ‘diets’ are designed for you to be on long-term. Their intention is usually to help you lose weight quickly. This means…