Why diets fail?

Why diets fail?


Why diets fail?

The prevalence of obesity is on the rise.  Diet is the most common approach used to lose excess weight. Many diets have been floating around the last decades, without any obvious result in eliminating obesity. Nearly 65% of dieters return to their pre-dieting weight within three years. More than 9 out of 10 women have attempted to control their weight through diet, indicating that slimming industry is getting continuously grown. But why is this occur? How difficult might be the control of the weight? Let’s try to pin down the main reasons for dieting failure.

1.    The lost motivation

Motivation is the energy needed to get us forward, till the end. If the fuel is not enough then the distance covered will be short. In other words, diets often fail due to either lack of motivation or low intensity of incentives. The average diet lasts almost three weeks and this seems to be the period that our incentives are being kept vivid enabling the dieter to stay on track. Imagine you just have started your diet and you were offered your favorite chocolate. The strength of your willing to lose weight will keep you away from getting into the temptation of tasting. However, as time goes by, that initial strength is gradually getting fade and you are becoming more vulnerable in these treats. Despite your intentions you may find yourself easily giving in to the temptation of snacking a treat. Write down your initial motives and recall them quite often. Reminding yourself the reasons you have started this effort will make you stay with high deposits of energy of willingness to proceed till the end. Another crucial point could be to reform or update them in order to be as representative as possible of your current needs.

2.    Change the way of behaving on foods

Most of the dieters are overwhelmed by the attractive idea of pushing themselves to stay into the diet for a limited period of time and the very next day will start eating according to the oldest habits without any harmful effect on their weight. 95% of diets fail and most will regain their lost weight within 1-5 years, mainly due to the above widely held notion.  The key to losing weight and keeping it off is to change the way you think and feel about food. Getting back to old habits inevitably drive us to weight regain. Diet is a way to help you to get rid of undesirable kilos, improve your body image, and touch the feeling that you can make it, but in order to control your weight in the long run you need to learn how to behave on foods. It is like driving. If you don’t know how to drive, despite the car you owned you are not reach long enough. But if you know driving, even you owned an old slow car you going to approach the end. Same in dieting, you need to get yourself into knowing the rules of behaving correctly on foods and then put yourself on a diet.

3.    Decreased metabolic rate

Another point that should be stressed out is the fact that metabolic rate of dieters is getting fallen. Even worse it is going to be lower than an individual without being put into a weight loss programme. This is coming to the defence of dieters who claim undesirable rapid weight regain by letting themselves to make a small fall back. It should be pointed out the fact of decreased metabolic rate in order the dieter to be informed for the effect of increased energy intake. Increased physical activity is the major suggestion in the phase. Additionally small meals is a safe way to stave off hunger. Smart behavioral tips are important to be incorporated in everyday routine, like brush the teeth after the meal in order to step on cheating.

The debate over weight loss is often framed in the context of which is the most effective diet with the most rapid seen results. The percentage of protein in the diet, the quality of carbohydrates have long been the focal point on weight management. But in fact we have been missing the boat. Driving our focus on many diets revolving around we have been losing the real meaning of weight management which is the dietary behavior change.


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