Why Diets Fail and Tips on What You Can Do To Be A Success
Suzie Cooney, CPT
Are you a chronic dieter? How many fad diets have you tried? Diets statistically just don’t work. The pounds come off you put them on again, and so the yo-yo cycle continues.
When we set out to go on a “diet” we are not truly committed. Take the word “diet” out of your language and replace with “lifestyle.” Also, instead of using the word “lose” replace with “shed”. It also requires you to dig deep and discover what is the true convincing factor, as to why you want to shed the weight once and for all. It has to come from deep within and include daily reinforcement.
Most diets are simply not sustainable. It’s going to take more than just a book, a few low- cal recipes and a DVD they sell to go with it, to make the critical mental shift. Depriving yourself, viewing your diet as a miserable journey adds to the failure component.
Diets also fail because our expectations are too high. We are a society of instant gratification. One needs to be patient, make simple changes and recognize your mistakes and not beat yourself up over them. Move on. Long term goals are good, but set short term goals that you can achieve daily and weekly will add to your overall success.
Fad diets set you up to fail. Right around the corner of a good day, a ferocious binge awaits. Surround yourself with supportive people who don’t sabotage your efforts.
For every 3-5 pounds you lose, everything starts to feel better! You have more energy, your stress levels drop, your blood pressure drops and your joints of your body and move more freely.
In closing, my clients who are seriously successful with their shedding of weight are serious about their portions and measuring their food. They are also very good at keeping simple food journals to help them keep on course.
Keep up the good work everyone! Aloha,
Suzie Cooney, CPT
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