That sums up my reaction to fad diets. I can’t stand them and I think they’re utterly ridiculous. A nutrition plan for life (notice I use the words for life) should not eliminate all types of food groups. Any fad diet that asks you to eat only one source of food such as soup, or a cookie or any other asinine thing, is bound to fail. Think of one person who started any fad diet a year ago and is still on it – you probably have a blank stare right now. Think of one person who started a fad diet a year ago and then smoothly transitioned to a more livable diet – Big ZERO.
A fad will fail because it’s temporary. You can’t do it your entire life and based on its limitations, you don’t even want to do it your entire life. We want things fast and quick, and we want to incinerate that weight off. And even though it didn’t take a few weeks to put all the weight on, we still want to try something that will get all the weight off in a few short weeks. People don’t care if that loss is water or body fat or muscle…as long as the scale goes down.
I’m rolling my eyes again.
Don’t get fooled by people who tell you that xyz diet really does work. Every calorie reduced diet works. And, every diet will eventually stop working as your metabolism slows down.
Here is what I want you to do:
Think lifestyle change and not just an extreme, panic-stricken “I’ve got to get the weight off NOW!” mentality. That type of reaction is based on emotion, not logic. It will never work.
Believe that you can create an enjoyable nutrition plan for a lifetime. If you don’t think you can or you need a little added push to stick with it, seek out someone who can help you.
Leave me a message and tell me what fad diet you went on that backfired.