Weight Loss Diets and You: Do They Work?


With the rates of obesity and diabetes skyrocketing the list of weight loss diets grows by the second it seems. Everyday there’s a new, ‘hot’ diet to try. If you’re overweight then losing weight is critical to getting healthy as well as feeling and looking good. But according to several recent studies weight loss diets or any kind of ‘diet’ isn’t the way to go. What, don’t diet? Great, then how do you lose weight?


Thousands upon thousands of men and women are drawn to latest fad diets on any given week. They desperately want to lose weight and have been conditioned to think that dieting is the way to go. Contrary to popular opinion, ‘dieting’ or going on a diet simply isn’t the best way to lose weight and keep it off.


In fact these new, prominent studies (UCLA) suggest that not only do diets fail to help people lose weight they go a step further and suggest that people who go on diets usually gain back more weight in the long run. So diets are making people fat? Well no, not exactly.


First it’s important to define what is meant by ‘diet.’


Just What Does Diet Mean?


Dieting in this context, as in ‘go on a diet’ or ‘just finished a diet’ refers to eating a certain type of food, in specific amounts, or not eating a certain type of food for a specified period of time.


Time. This is an important part of the whole ‘diet’ definition. When you want to lose weight it’s vital to not look at it as a period of time. For instance; ‘I’ll go on a low carb diet for 2 months. By that time I’ll have lost X pounds and can go off the diet.’


If you truly want to get fit and healthy, feel good not just today but in the years to come then you must make living a healthy lifestyle, which includes a good diet, a part of your everyday life. It’s not about picking the right diet or staying on the diet for the right amount of time. It’s really about changing your mindset in connection with weight loss and weight loss diets.


The Grapefruit Diet, The Lemonade Diet, and The Chili Pepper Diet: Which One is Right for You?


You’ve probably heard of the grapefruit diet, the lemonade diet, and more that celebrities have claimed helped them lose X amount of pounds in mere days. Great, but what happens once they start eating regularly again? If you’re on a liquid diet, no matter how healthy you eat when you start eating ‘real food’ again you’re sure to gain weight. And this is exactly what the studies are showing now.


You really have to wrap your head around the idea of a lifestyle change. A change in the way you eat and the way you live – for good!


Take a look at what you eat and get honest. Do you eat a lot of processed foods with preservatives and additives that are grown with harmful chemicals? One of the problems with the common Western diet is the eating of highly processed foods.


These highly processed foods are not only nutritionally devoid they are loaded, I mean loaded, with toxins. The body today is on toxin overload! It is unable to handle the load (by properly elimination) and the deadly, disease causing toxins are stored in our bodies. They sit around fermenting inside of us for years silently wreaking havoc.


Belly Fat and Toxins from Food


When you think about the belly fat do you realize that this can come directly from too many toxins in the body? The body encases the dangerous toxins in fat cells so that they don’t ‘leak’ into the body and poison the vital organs. Lots of toxins mean lots of fat cells to enclose them.


If you are interested in not just losing weight (for good) but also feeling good, looking good, and enjoying a high quality of life forget about the latest weight loss diet or way to lose belly fat diet. Take a serious look at your lifestyle and change it. 


Although you may find switching from a highly processed diet to a more natural one unappealing right now, as you fill your body with what it desperately needs (nutrients) you’ll find your cravings for the ‘bad’ foods slowly start to disappear. It may take a bit of effort now but the pay off is worth it!


And don't forget to exercise to help you burn those calories.


The studies referred to are that by Traci Mann of UCLA and a report recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.



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