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Why (Most) Diets Suck

Yup, you heard it right here. Almost every popular diet on the market right now sucks. If you’re still making yourself miserable trying to live like a Spartan in order to shed fat, and it’s not working, here’s a tip. It’s not your fault. Despite all evidence to the contrary in the marketing materials, your diet probably sucks. Remember, it’s not your fault. The only thing you did wrong was to try to follow terrible advice.

Don’t give up hope.Your solution to healthy eating and enjoying food once more may simple come in fixing some nutritional deficiencies or other aspects of your lifestyle. Here at Remedies for the Rest of Us, we believe in diagnosing the root of the problem and not looking at the surface issue. If you’ve struggled to lose weight, you’re hardly alone.

The Top Three Reasons Why Dieting Sucks

Alright, now that we’ve primed the pump, let’s get started with the three reasons that following most popular diets is an awful idea:

1. Nine-Five Percent of Dieters Regain or Gain More Weight Within a Couple of Years

We pulled this infographic with statistics about dieting failures, with permission, from CravingsCured.com:

 

Diet Failure Statistics

So, what we’ve learned here is that the best way to gain more fat is to try to follow a typical diet. Wow, most of us can do that without dieting, so what’s the point?

2. Weight Gain is a Symptom and Not the Disease

Very likely, gaining weight means that you’re succumbing to cravings that you’ve caused by eating too LITTLE of the right sorts of food. Eating too much of the wrong kinds of food is just a natural consequence. For instance, do you know which populations of people on this planet tend to be skinniest? It’s people who eat lots of carbs!

Did your low-carb or keto diet make you feel like crap, gain a few pounds in water weight, and then fall off the wagon with a box a donuts and a load of guilt? That’s not your fault. It’s the fault of the nonsense diet to severely restricts carbs and fiber.Your gut biome loves fiber and fiber-like substances, and you only get those from carbs.

If you don’t eat enough protein on another kind of diet, your body won’t have the reserves it needs to burn more fat and will probably start cannibalizing your muscles.¬†For instance, your gut biome impacts weight loss or weight gain. It controls what you digest, how fast you do it, and even the hormones that send messages to your brain that end up sending you to the freezer for a pint of ice cream.

3. The Diet Ignore The True Cause of Your Weight Gain

Certainly deficiencies of macronutrients or micronutrients can cause weight gain because you can’t resist cravings, your body doesn’t have what it needs to burn fat efficiently, of you’re so depleted that you’ve grown very sedentary. In some cases, the root cause of your weight gain might also stem from sleep deprivation or stress, and yes, scientific studies have proven that both lack of sleep and stress cause hormonal changes that are almost impossible to fight until you correct the problem.

If you can’t reduce stress and increase sleep with natural means, you might visit your doctor. If so, don’t get so sidetracked on the topic of extra weight that you forget to ask for solutions to the root cause of your problem. Very often, after you find ways to relax and get the seven to eight hours of sleep that you need every night, you’ll find that your eating habits begin to naturally adjust themselves.

Most Diets Suck, But You Rock!

Like Captain Sparrow says, you may find that the problem isn’t the problem; it’s the way that you view the problem.If you’ve struggle to get fit and enjoyed little success, it’s time to take a different path. You may not need another diet; you may need to relax, get a good night’s sleep, and feed your body the nutrients that it’s craving.

Sensible eating habits can actually be a lot of fun, and you don’t have to abstain from entire groups of food to maintain them. You didn’t fail your diet; it failed you. Your new sensible plan to make sure your body has the nutrition and other support it needs will get you back on track.

 

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