Diets: the latest fads won’t result in long-term weight loss

 Part 1 of 2

We all know someone who has raved about the diet they are currently on and how well it’s working at one time or another.

The problem is if it’s not realistic then it’s not going to last long – because it was not realistic in the first place.

Sure it may work for a time, but how long could someone stay on the pumpkin soup diet!! For me personally one bowl would be enough – let alone eating it all day or worse having to wake up to another day of it!

Recently we have heard of diets such as Atkins or paleo. They both have their good points and sure they do work – but they also have their restrictions.

To me A diet becomes a diet when you cannot stick to it long-term. This means the restrictions of the diet starts causing cravings to the point you never get back on the diet.

What we should be striving for is a diet that fits into our daily lifestyle. This is really just plain healthy eating.  We have what we want when we crave it and then we bounce back to what we are doing the other 99% of the time.

If your metabolism is working correctly, then one junk food meal will not set you back a week or put weight on.

How training supports easier weight loss and eating better

Losing weight does not have to be hard “at all”. We should not have to choose some special or specific diet in order to lose weight. In fact it’s really easy – if we stick to certain rules and guidelines.

The key elements are: knowing how to go about it,  and exercise including resistance training. Resistance training is scientifically proven to aid in diabetes along with speeding the metabolism.

I also find the training helps motivate clients to eat better. If you are going to put the effort into training hard, why would you want to ruin all your good work with bad eating.

Next week in part two I will cover why preparation is the secret to your success and finding a eating plan that works for you.