30 Apr Why diets dont work
I was scrolling through the internet looking at content that I could possibly use for my business when I came across a headline that read NO DIET DAY – MAY 6th. Any time I see the word Diet I am immediately drawn to it, as my long term members are aware I HATE the word diet. Have never used it in my business when discussing food, I will always say a healthy meal plan or nutrition plan
So I start to read it and its all about forgetting for one day the need to be perfect and fitness is more important.
Okay I get it, I understand the logic here.
But it really annoyed me because of many reasons which I will turn into teaching moments for you all.
1) The word DIET needs to be axed from the fitness industry’s vocabulary. This word immediately puts restriction in place and therefore sets everyone up for failure. EVERYONE WILL FAIL ON A DIET! Why you ask? Well let me ask you a question. Have you ever stuck to a diet that has sustained your health? I know the answer will be no
2) You will start to see this no diet day on social media platforms and you will sub consciously fall for the marketing objectives that were set by who ever invented this day and that is to follow what they say to be drawn into it.
3) So lets say you are on a diet and you are now falling prey to marketing schemes, you will set the day in your head, planning takes place of all the food that has been restricted because of said diet, you decide your going to eat this, this and that. Now you are in dangerous territory of over eating. Over eating occurs when restrictions have been put in place.
4) You are at the end of the day you have over eaten, you feel like shit and you beat yourself up for eating what you ate. You probably didn’t go to the gym because your energy levels kept dipping so now you beat yourself up even more.
In one study, published March 2012 in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers argued that dieting actually leads to long-term weight gain. The study included 4,000 twins ages 16 to 25 and found that those who dieted were more likely to gain weight than their non-dieting identical twins. A single diet doubled a man’s odds of becoming overweight and tripled the odds for women. In fact, women who had gone on two or more diets during the study period were five times as likely to become overweight.
Diets are not designed to last long term, they are short term solutions but can come with consequesnces like
Disorded eating ( dangerous and needs intervention)
Lack of socializing which can keep us isolated
No enjoyment out of food that should be enjoyed
and so much more
Finding a suitable nutritional plan designed for long term success, a plan that you can have flexibility on, a plan that will be nourishing your body, mind and spirit.
Intuitive eating (mindfulness eating) is the right type of eating
Want more information on intuitive eating then let me know and I will be happy to help