I am a holistic nutritionist, and I HATE diets.
Okay, I realize hate is a strong word, and that there is something to be learned from all life experiences, so let me phrase this another way:
I am a holistic nutritionist, and I do not believe that a diet is ever going to get you the long-term weight loss and HEALTH that you desire.
But let’s back up for a second – first off, what do I mean when I say “diet?” The definition of the word I am using in the context of this article is:
“A special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.”
Diets are a multi billion-dollar industry, and right away that should tip you off that they are not something you are going to want to take part in. When there is that much of a financial interest you can be sure that truth is being diluted, stretched and down right ignored to help support the bottom line of those involved.
Here are my top five reasons for never recommending a ‘diet’ to any of my clients, and what I suggest you do instead of dieting.
Reason Diets Suck #1: They Are Designed To Trick You
The diet industry is very clever. They snafu you into thinking that they have found the magical cure for ending the battle of the bulge. They sell you shiny ideas in shiny books and shiny pills in shiny bottles – telling you what they know you want to hear. The reason that they are doing this is not to help you improve your health – they are simply trying to improve the size of their collective bank accounts.
Reason Diets Suck #2: They Are Designed To Fail
The truth about diets is that they are built to be unsustainable. If the diet industry actually came out with something that really worked, they would put themselves out of business! Remember again, the diet industry is a business – and businesses must continue to make money. In the case of diets the magic formula is creating something that works for a short period of time – so that people have a reason to believe it will work and therefore have a reason to pay money for whatever is being offered – and then to fail so that you have to keep coming back and paying for the next best thing.
For the rest of the story: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/09/23/5-reasons-why-not-to-diet-what-to-do-instead/