5 Common Diet Fails
According to the newest research, 2 out of 5 women in UK quit their diet within the first week and only one will still be on the diet the following month. This blog will explain to you the reason most diets fail and what we can do to change it. So let’s get started! Losing weight is said to be a simple equation – eat less and you’ll lose weight, right?
Well, the answer is – it’s not that simple. Most people look at diet as a short-term depravation, something you go “on” for a while. The truth is that everyone can lose weight for a period of time, but only a few can maintain the healthy weight. The average person gains approximately 11 pounds for every diet attempt. What’s even worse is the fact that they lose muscle and fat while dieting, but when they regain weight, they only gain fat. Their metabolism becomes slower and since muscle burns 7 times as many calories as fat, they need even less calories to maintain their weight. So basically, their diet attempt did not only fail, but also had a negative effect on their weight loss battle.
To prevent this from happening, we have compiled a list of the 5 common mistakes and presented to you the way to fix them. So let’s review them:
1. The science of hunger
Believe it or not, there is a thing called the science of hunger. Basically, we can only starve ourselves for a period of time before our powerful ancient mechanisms kick in to protect our body from starvation. Our hunger automatically increases, our cravings ramp up and our metabolism slows down to save the energy. Eventually, we will have to eat, and as our metabolism is now slower than before, we won’t be so successful at losing weight. Our solution: • Eat enough real whole fresh food to satisfy your appetite • Eat protein for breakfast • Avoid eating at least 2 hours before going to bed • Pay attention to your blood sugar and level of insulin by combining non-starchy carbs, fat and protein.
2. Wrong calories
I bet that you have at least once eaten a large meal and after an hour felt hungry and had no idea why you are hungry again. What most people don’t realize is that there are different types of calories – some make you thin, while others make you fat. But how’s that possible? Well, there are certain foods (fruit, sugar, flour, etc.) that spike insulin, which triggers the shift in our metabolism. The insulin drives the fuel in your blood from the food into your hungry fat cells (also known as belly fat). And now your brain thinks you are starving and sends the wrong signal – making you hungry again. And guess what happens? You eat again! Solution: • Limit your sugar intake • Avoid artificial sweeteners • Base your diet around low-glycemic foods such as fish, chicken, low-glycemic vegetables (salad, greens), nuts, seeds and grass fed meats
3. Avoiding fat
It is not fat that makes you fat – it’s the sugar. There is no reason for you to avoid fat, and after all, your body needs it to function properly. So there is no reason for you to fear fat when it actually speeds up the metabolism and makes you feel full, which ultimately leads to weight loss. Solution: • Try adding good fats to every meal • Focus on vegetable fats like nuts, seeds and avocado • Consume fish with omega 3 fats • Eat clean animal fats (chicken, eggs with yolk, grass-fed meats)
4. You don’t use Shake it Slim
In a weight loss battle you need to consume as less calories as possible, while still providing your body all needed nutrients to function properly. Therefore, instead of a meal that would contain 500+ calories, use Shake it Slim, a meal replacement that will give your body everything it needs in only 204 calories. Solution: Replace your dinner with Shake it Slim
5. You don’t have a plan
Healthy weight is not something that falls from the sky or something that happens by accident. You won’t wake up one day 20 pounds lighter, nor you’ll be in an excellent shape by doing nothing. Like everything in life, your diet needs to be planned and if you think that you’ll be successful at losing weight just by doing random things, you are mistaken. Solution: • Create a meal plan for the entire month • Purchase food needed for 1 week • Create an exercise plan with information such as the dates you’ll work out and the duration So there you have it – you now know the most common reasons why diets fail and how to avoid them. There is no reason for you not to lose weight anymore.
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