Lots of people need to drop weight, and lots of people are always on the look out for diets that work.
The issue isn’t really finding a diet plan that works, but rather finding a diet to which a person can stick.
The diet industry is huge.
Between books, diet food programs, trainers and nutritionists, spas, and all the other parts of the health and diet industry a lot of money, over 46.8 billion dollars in 2005, is pulled in not from people becoming healthy or losing weight, but rather from people trying to become healthy or lose weight.
Because repeat business brings in the cash, the focus is naturally on methods and products that work for a short time but result in return business.
So you want a diet that works?
Here’s one. Combine limiting caloric intake to 1000 calories a day with at least 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week. That diet will result in shedding weight. But there are two problems.
The first is that cravings will ruin the diet.
Sooner or later, particularly after returning home from work outs, those 1000 calories won’t be sufficient to satisfy. First it’s a potato chip or slice of cake, then it’s an extra hot dog and the whole bag of chips, and then the diet is over. #2 the diet eventually finishes.
You eventually go back to eating the identical old way.
Next beach season, or next time to try on that dress or tuxedo, or next vacation, or simply the next time you glance at a looking glass on the way out of the gym it will be once again be diet time.
The best diet is a permanent diet. More and more people are coming to realize that to lose weight it’s best to change lifestyle, including healthier eating habits and more physical activity. Connie Guttersen created the Sonoma Diet which, as a base, discusses ten “power foods.”
The power foods are almonds, bell peppers, blueberries, broccoli, grapes, olive oil, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes and whole grains, combined with the diet of the Sonoma country, which includes Asian, Latin American and Mediterranean foods and dishes.
The diet includes a wide variety of real, and enjoyable foods so it’s easy to stay on it .
Need a diet that works? Shift the focus away from a short term diet to a long term style that’s part of an overall healthy and active lifestyle.
That’s the way to not only lose the weight, but to avoid gaining it in the first place.