Diets are not the fastest way for long term weight loss, that’s a fact. When you are on a diet, you drop some pounds but when you drop the diet most, if not all, that fat comes back as diets aren’t maintainable. That’s why so many people struggle to lose excess weight for a better part of their lives. Plus, some of these diets, especially fad diets, are harmful to your health.
Imagine someone telling you that the only way you are going to lose weight is eating one lettuce every single day, and nothing else. Granted, for the first few days you’ll lose weight, and you may even start regretting why you didn’t start on the lettuce diet much earlier.
However, you are losing more than the excess pounds when you follow these diets. Fad diets work because they reduce the amount of calories you eat. However, that also means these diets also limit the nutrition your body needs to function properly.
Without going into a protracted discussion of how fad diets affect your body, following a fad diet cuts off your daily protein, carbohydrates, and vitamin supply. These are essential nutrients your body needs to function normally. Therefore, after a week or two of fad diets many people start developing health issues like gum disease and general fatigue and these are just the minor ailments you can get from fad diets. Serious illnesses such as gallstones and heart rhythm abnormalities start appearing after the third week of following a fad diet.
The same also goes for other and dangerous weight loss programs. Wrapping your body in cling film wraps is an especially harmful way to lose weight. Cling film wraps are meant to wrap food, not your body. When you wrap your tummy with cling wrap, you may notice an instant drop in stomach size, but that’s superficial and because you’re squeezing everything in! I even saw an advert for stomach wraps before and after, it was ridiculous as the before pic clearly had stomach pushed out and after pic had stomach sucked in! (you could tell by the curvature of the back). What you are really losing is water weight. That weight comes back the moment you re-hydrate. It’s a weight loss fad that will keep you trapped. Like a mouse in a mouse wheel, you’ll have to wrap yourself with plastic wraps every day to lose ostensible weight.
Don’t even get me started on the mass marketed, low quality protein powders out there which costs you more than money! The people selling them are poorly qualified at best, very few have an honest, if poorly, placed interested in helping people.
Fad diets are designed to make you lose money, not inches off your waist. They are get rich quick schemes praying on the vulnerable with marketing by people only thinking of their next car or paying off their mortgage.
Luckily for you, there’s a weight loss trick that works every time and it doesn’t involve putting your health at risk. All you have to do is change your mentality. Fostering a strong willpower and mental edge goes a long way in not only helping you beat the bulge, but also overcoming other challenges in life.
A strong willpower means you can resist the temptation to ask for a second serving of that sweet, buttery bowl of mashed potatoes. It also means you’ll resist the midnight urge to gorge a bowl of ice cream.
Let’s look at food from a whole new perspective. If you sought solace in food when you felt down, a strong will gives you the power to conquer things that put you down, it will give you the courage to stick to a workout routine, and it gives you the confidence to believe that you can lose weight without resulting to untested and dangerous methods.
If you find that your will power isn’t strong enough then there are ethical professionals who can and will help you regain your edge to lose weight. This can be done by changing the way you view food from an emotional and psychological aspect as well as creating new positive behaviours towards food and life!
If you wanted to chat to me to see how we could work together and get a healthy, long term solution for your health then please get in touch and I’d be delighted to hear from you.
Paul believes hypnosis is empowering and life-changing. Look around the website and get in touch should you have any queries