Do diets work?

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Diet Vs Lifestyle

Do diets work?

We all know that if you want to lose weight then you need to go on a diet….right?


If you go on a diet, then there is a good chance that if you stick to it then you will lose some weight/fat. But what then? The diet ends and you go back to the same old meals and foods that got you in the mess to begin with.

When you make a lifestyle change you are not on a diet, you are making choices and sticking to them. But you need to be smart about it, you need to pick healthy foods that you actually enjoy. Don’t pig out and keep on stuffing you face just because the food is there. Your stomach can be slow to tell your brain when its full, so I stop eating when I feel about 70% full.

The best advice I heard was from Dan John. He said “Honestly, seriously, you don’t know what to do about food? Here is an idea: Eat like an adult. Stop eating fast food, stop eating kid’s cereal, knock it off with all the sweets and comfort foods whenever your favourite show is not on when you want it on, ease up on the snacking and—don’t act like you don’t know this—eat vegetables and fruits more. Really, how difficult is this? Stop with the whining. Stop with the excuses. Act like an adult and stop eating like a television commercial. Grow up.” 

He pulls no punches there, but I do agree with him.

Diets end but a lifestyle is forever, so choose a healthy lifestyle!


Peter Rice