Have you ever hopped on the bandwagon and tried a trendy diet? Whether it be Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Keto, Atkins, Vegan or any of the millions of other ones.
Guess what? They’re all the same at the core. Don’t believe me? Think back to your experiences with these diets. Why’d you quit them? I’d imagine it is because diets work initially and then magically stop working. Ever wonder why this is?
Diets are essentially the art of restriction. When you cut a food group out of your diet, whether it be carbs, fat, sugar or a portion of each one, you are restricting. This sudden diet change sends a shock to your metabolism. Your new diet will temporarily cause a drop in weight because you are now eating differently and usually less calories. The longer you stay on the diet, the less weight you will lose as your body is growing accustomed to the new diet just like it had your old one.
When people see less of a weight loss on the scale, people tend to give up on their diets, claim that they’re not working, go back to their old eating habits, eventually gain all of the weight that they lost back and sometimes more. This is called yo-yo dieting.
When you start a diet, you have to keep in mind that any diet you go on will have to be a lifestyle change, and not just a temporary quick fix. Once you go back to your old eating habits, you will likely gain all of your weight back. This is why most people think that diets are ineffective