Not all diet plans are healthy, the best for you to follow. In fact, the vast majority of them are not worth your time. Some of them could harm you. At best, you might be spinning your wheels. Generally speaking, the decision of going on a diet is a bad one from the beginning. The odds just are not favorable.
How often do you hear about someone going on a diet? By contrast, how often are you told about how a specific diet plan was successful. You might be able to count the latter on the one hand. You might hear someone talking about a diet they are trying out or planning to attempt. Also, going on a diet automatically implies it is for a goal or result. It is a means to an end. For this reason, it has a timeline. So your commitment to follow a diet will always be limited. Going on a diet is a change in lifestyle. But it is not the most effective one.
Ask yourself why you are thinking of following a diet plan in the first place. Is it…
- for weight loss or a leaner physique?
- to reduce your blood sugar?
- to treat a disease?
- because you are malnourished?
- because your doctor advised you to?
- because you want to improve your overall health?
People find many reasons to go on a diet. Most methods are not satisfying, so you should avoid them. Perhaps the best way to think about it is to not think about dieting at all.
If you have previously followed a strict diet, then you know how difficult it can be…
- limited to a few foods,
- severe restrictions, and
- promises of short-term sacrifice for long-term gain.
Your willpower becomes limited – and there will be a breaking point.
Let us not forget the yo-yo effect that follows many weight loss plans, either. Many diets only address the symptoms of a weak lifestyle, while overlooking the causes. It is just temporary because the harmful habits continue to have damaging effects.
Going on a diet is a wrong decision: the best choice is to adopt healthy eating – as a lifestyle change. Healthy eating is a process. It is not a goal with a result. It is not a means to an end. Instead, it is a journey. One with gradual progress and occasional setbacks. But that is natural. You can learn from your mistakes and not repeat them.
If your reasons for wanting to diet are compelling enough, you will have the drive to make healthy eating a part of your lifestyle. Healthy eating is something you can commit to for the rest of your life. And it is reasonable. There are no deadlines, and there are fewer restrictions.
As for a diet – what is the longest you have heard of someone “committing” to a diet? It is just not the same. Through lifestyle choices you have tremendous power to determine your health, now and in the years to come.
Source by Beverleigh H Piepers