Diets suck! It’s amazing how much time and energy we expend on “dieting”. We count calories, micromanage our foods, try out best to balance our macronutrients, and feel guilty when we inevitably fail. And yet, despite our best efforts, we don’t see the weight loss we want. What’s up with that?
Truth time: “diets” as you know them are NOT the most effective way to lose weight. In fact, they can be the reason you’re not seeing the results you want. Sounds counterintuitive, right? Here are three reasons “dieting” isn’t the solution:
Reason #1: Sugar
Yes, sugar gets blamed for a lot of today’s health problems–diabetes, hypertension, indigestion, even skin conditions. And the truth is that refined sugar deserves all the bad press it gets!
Your body turns sugar into energy, but sugar serves no purpose other than providing a quick boost of energy. Even then, it’s only a short-term energy source, as your body burns through the sugar quickly. But when you eat sugar, it gives you a “rush”, a feeling of pleasure and happiness that you begin to crave. You end up lusting after sugar, which in turn leads to eating more sugar-rich foods. And we all know what happens when we go down that road!
Most “diets” focus on eliminating certain types of foods (fats, carbs, processed foods, etc.), but they don’t address the root of the problem: what triggers our food cravings. For a diet to be truly effective, it needs to take a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to food, eating habits, and appetites. It’s more than just changing the way you eat–it’s about changing your lifestyle in order to stop yourself from wanting foods that are bad for you.
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Reason #2: Improper Nourishment
And this one isn’t even your fault!
In the last 50 years, the world population has increased by 4 billion. The demand for food has increased, meaning more food has to be produced. The soil where the food is grown is being depleted of nutrients, and the result is produce (fruits and veggies) that contain less vitamins and minerals.
Our body depends upon vitamins and minerals to function properly, so what happens when you don’t get what you need? Our internal functions get “thrown off balance”, leading to irrational cravings, obesity, illness, negative emotional states, and more.
A proper “diet” involves foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals that will provide the nourishment your body needs and will help you restore your systems to optimal function.
Reason #3: Technology
To be clear, we’re not advocating becoming a Luddite and avoiding all technology. Let us explain…
100 years ago, the only source of entertainment came from outside the home–i.e. theater, opera, sports, etc. Now we have all the entertainment we want at our fingertips, so we never have to leave home. We don’t even have to get up from our comfy chairs and move around!
All of us spend A LOT of time in front of screens (TV, phone, computer, etc.), more time than is healthy. We engage in far less physical activity both at work and at home, leading to slower metabolic function and less motivation for exercise and movement.
In the end, it comes down to one simple fact: we need to awaken our healthy genes and get back in balance! By doing so, we will see the results we want–not just in terms of weight loss, but in our overall health.
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