What About Dieting?

- POSTED ON: Nov 10, 2011

     

A Diet isn't something we go on and off of.
About 95% of dieters regain the weight they lose.
And, in many cases, the dieter will yo-yo to a heavier weight
than what they were when they started the diet.

For a diet to be effective,
it has to involve a lifestyle change
– a way to eat and live that we can stick with.

A diet is not something we go on,
then go off after we've dropped a few pounds.
The definition of diet is simply ....
........“the usual food and drink of a person or animal.”
So to lose weight and keep it off we need to
consume food and drink that promotes health, not deprivation.

Pick a lifestyle you can see yourself still following
and enjoying when you are 80.

It's All About the Calories
The list of diets goes on and on.
But recent studies have proved
that it really doesn't matter what type of diet we follow.
Pick the one that appeals most to you – the one you can stick with for life –
because the bottom line is all about reducing calories
and burning more calories than consumed!

The simple secret to effective weight loss:
Eating fewer calories than one burns.

An effective weight maintenance plan then is
eating the same number of calories that one burns
through normal body functions and exercise.

Slips are Going to Happen
Trying to remain perfect while following a diet
is setting ourselves up for failure.
We didn't gain our extra weight overnight
and we aren't going to lose it quickly either.
There will be slips on our way to a healthier weight.
Don't ever quit!

Rather than quit when a binge happens,
we need to pick ourselves up, dust off the crumbs
and climb back on the dieting wagon.

We're in this for the long haul.
Being “good” and following a healthy lifestyle
the majority of the time should be our goal.

There will always be temptation,
so we must learn to give ourselves a few guilt-free passes
for those occasions when we eat more than we should.


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On Nov 10, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
About 95% of dieters regain the weight they lose.*** This means you & I are attempting something with a 5% chance of success. I ran across this fact yesterday and have been pondering its meaning. I have also been experimenting with JUDD in combination with lc. I have liked the results so far noting this is with only a few data point. JUDD was intersected with IF which I have been intrigued with as well. As always, a great post.


On Nov 10, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thanks Karen, I've done quite a lot of time doing Alternate Day Eataing, upday/downday. sometimes in combination with intermittent fasting, such as Fast5 or EatStopEat. It worked for me until it didn't. I'm not doing it right now, but I don't rule it out for some future time.

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