Diets don’t work because they are temporary changes to a recurring problem. You cannot change a recurring problem with a temporary fix!
Take this typical scenario:
Your “normal” eating patterns have gotten you too fat over time, so you “go on a diet” to try to lose some weight. “Diets” by nature are temporary, overly-strict eating regimens that are usually not sustainable for any length of time. After you drop a few pounds on the latest Hollywood-banana-peel-and-cactus-juice diet, you return to your former habits and you start gaining weight again.
The reason you “just can’t keep the weight off” is that you haven’t changed anything!
In order to have permanent weight loss, you have to change how you usually eat — you must improve your eating to a new “normal”.
Keep in mind that gaining or losing weight is a series of small, ongoing decisions. You didn’t get fat in a week, so you won’t get back to your ideal weight quickly and stay there. Consistent smart decisions over time yield permanent changes.
If you start taking baby steps like
- eating more vegetables than starches,
- cutting your sugar intake in half, or
- eating breakfast if you haven’t been,
you’ll start to improve your “normal” and begin to show permanent improvements.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not a trait, but a habit.”
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