Why Diets Fail?

Mad Scales

While sipping a coffee at your favorite diner, you patiently listen to your friend gush about her new diet. Because she’s already dropped 10 pounds, your buddy wants you to try this trendy plan. Unfortunately, you’ve attempted more fad diets over the years than you can remember. While these plans didn’t whittle your waistline, they certainly shrank your bank account. If you can relate to this scenario, you might never wish to hear the word diet again. To successfully lose weight and keep it off for good, embracing a healthy lifestyle change rather than an expensive, fad diet is crucial.

When you see or hear the word diet, what comes to mind? For many people, the word diet is associated with following a set of stringent rules. Once you break a rule, you’ve failed. For instance, you might vow to eat only green salads and grilled chicken breasts for the next month. If you succumb to temptation by eating a hamburger in week three, you may feel like throwing in the towel. By limiting the variety and amount of foods you eat, fad diets often restrict you from consuming the necessary vitamins and nutrients your body needs. 

By adopting a lifestyle change instead of trying a fad diet, you can enjoy eating delicious, real foods every day. Rather than limiting yourself to a protein shake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can munch on tasty treats such as: 

  • Roasted turkey breast
  • Grilled trout
  • Roasted zucchini and yellow squash
  • Baked sweet potatoes topped with cinnamon and toasted pecans
  • Plain, Greek yogurt mixed with strawberries and blueberries

Also, you won’t need to prohibit yourself from ever indulging in a favorite treat again. Do you absolutely adore red velvet cake? Don’t feel guilty about eating a slice occasionally. While you shouldn’t eat calorie, fat, sodium, and sugar laden foods daily, they can certainly be enjoyed once in a while. Are you ready to leave fad diets in your past while embracing a lifestyle change? Consider letting the staff at the Metabolic Research Center help you create a tantalizingly delicious, menu plan customized to your personal preferences.


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