5 Reasons Why Dieting Won’t Help You Lose Weight

At the turn of every calendar year, thousands of people muster up the ambition to lose weight. Driven by the messages they see all around them, they turn to a ‘fad diet program’ to help them melt the fat away, hoping to achieve that slim and sexy look that they’ve always longed for.

The only problem, however, is that the results aren’t what they expected. In fact, they aren’t even results at all! Because of this, it’s only a matter of time before they are nestled right back into their old habits, working backwards instead of moving forward.

It’s a Common Theme

When most people think of weight loss, they immediately think of dieting. We’ve essentially been ‘wired’ into this frame of thinking. Sadly, it’s also this exact same mindset that is responsible for much of the dieting failures that exist today (hence the term ‘yo-yo dieting’).

If you want to know the truth, dieting is not the ‘magical key’ that will help you unlock your weight loss goals. The real success is in your motivation to change your eating habits and your lifestyle.

Don’t believe it? Just check out the following five reasons why dieting doesn’t work, and you will finally understand why it takes much more than a simple diet to drop those extra pounds!

Temporary Weight Loss

#1 – Dieting is Temporary

Dieting isn’t meant to be a long-term solution for weight loss. This is why you the results you gain only stick around for the short-term. In fact, most of your loss is generally water weight, which is easily gained back once your diet is finished.

Do you really want to put in that much effort, only to have everything come right back?

Bryan Hufford

Bryan Hufford is a freelance fitness and nutrition writer and "Better Body" enthusiast. You can grab more excellent tips on weight loss, diet, exercise and more over at his blog - GetFitGetRight.com

3 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why Dieting Won’t Help You Lose Weight

  • March 1, 2013 at 9:27 am

    While it’s true that many foods are created for “convenience”, no one is “forced” to eat it. Blaming companies who create processed foods that cause weight gain is like blaming a fork for making you gain weight.

    What it boils down to is nutrition education, which is something that many don’t learn much about. That’s why the diet industry is so huge. People WANT that “quick fix”, but it’s the lifestyle change that will help them drop the weight.

  • March 1, 2013 at 2:41 am

    I think loosing weight can be achieved by slight changes to your diet. Just replacing soft drinks with water or tea will already get you really far!

  • February 28, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I think that the problem is based on the fact that North Americans collectively eat far too much processed food not to mention meat dishes. Well, the problem goes further than that with McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Diet Coke, etc. Companies make money by making people fat.


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