Have you tried and failed at diets in the past? Most people who struggle with their weight have tried several different diets trying to lose and keep off weight. Often even when these diets work and weight is lost, the weight loss is temporary and ultimately unsuccessful. Here are the three reasons fad diets fail at weight loss.
No Change in Behavior
When you use a fad diet, it is most often something that you are not going to do for the rest of your life. It’s a temporary way of eating that will eventually end. Most weight gain or an inability to lose weight is directly related to ordinary eating behaviors, the way you think about food, and your habits. When the fad diet ends, the weight returns because you just go back to the same bad behaviors and habits you had before. Real lasting weight loss can only be achieved through lifestyle changes.
They Don’t Burn Fat
Fad diets often don’t actually help you lose any fat. First you will lose water weight, then you will lose the fat stores that your body uses on a daily basis. The stubborn fat that is the source of the weight problem is not touched by these fad diets. You may even lose muscle mass before you begin losing any of your fat stores.
They Aren’t Healthy
Fad diets are typically very unhealthy. They do not follow a balanced nutrition. Most often following a fad diet will lead to nutritional deficiencies, which can also affect weight gain or loss, as well as affecting your overall health. It is much better to follow a more limited, healthy, balanced diet than to cut out carbs, fat, or protein entirely.
If you have been struggling with your weight and are tired of fad diets that don’t work, contact our office today for more information about how we can help. Our medical weight loss programs are successful and long lasting. Contact us today for an appointment.