Diets don't work! Don't believe me? Well, let’s look at the facts about diets and bulimia
Research reveals that Americans now weigh MORE then they weighed twenty years ago... approximately 15 pounds more (Campus 2004).
It's estimated that 70 million Americans are trying to lose weight on any given day, with an additional 45 million people trying to maintain their present weight. With so many on a diet why are people weighing more than 20 years ago?
The American government estimated that around 88–98% of America’s obese are currently on a diet; so obviously something is going terribly wrong!
Q. Why is our nation not thin?
Ans. The reason is: dieting is not creating a thin nation, it's doing the exact opposite - this is because diets do not work!
There are many reasons why diets fail.
Diets are too specific
They don't fit into most peoples' daily lives. They dictate what to eat and when and do not consider a persons likes, dislikes, hunger and time.
Fad diets, such as the 'cabbage soup diet' or the 'juice diet' are forms of starvation. You might lose weight by starving yourself for five days, but you won’t be able to keep this up for long and you will gain all the weight back very soon - plus even more weight!
Low carb diets or any other diet that tells you to give up an entire food group or restrict food intake is dangerous (unless directed by a medical professional).
Depriving yourself of foods such as carbs and healthy fats will only lead to binging. It does not take a scientist to understand that a person needs good carbs and fats to stay alive. Without them your body will crave what it needs - this only leads to an inevitable binge.
Most diets are also so hard to follow and so restrictive that they set you up for failure. If you go on a diet there is not much chance you will keep it up or lose any long term weight. When the diet fails you will feel like a failure - this can lead to comfort eating!
Diets are not meant as a lifelong eating plan. If you want to lose weight you should be thinking about making lifestyle changes that are easy to live with. At Bulimia Help we teach you how to use your intuition instead of dieting. A much easier way of living.
They zap energy and money from your pocket and will not deliver the results you seek.
We are not the first to say that "diets don’t work", it's not a new fact; it’s been studied, proved, documented are published for people to see.
Do you think if the truth was broad-casted more: "diets have a failure rate of 95% and diets will inevitably fail you", then perhaps people will change their mind before embarking on another grueling diet?
If a brain surgeon had a 95% failure rate would you let him/her get to work on fixing your brain? I wouldn't. Or would you get on-board a plane that had a 1 in 20 chance of NOT crashing? Of course not, yet many still diet, even though the failure rate is 95%.
Almost all dieters who have failed will end up gaining more weight over a five year period than they would have if they never dieted in the first place!
So perhaps a little food for thought...excuse the pun :)
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