Diets Waste Your Money
Millions are spent every year advertising some new, worthless diet. I could point some fingers and name some diet “brands,” but you already know what they are (and I’d like to not get sued, thanks).
Why do diets not work?
- Sustainability – you can’t eat cabbage all day, guzzle shakes, or eliminate bread from your diet, etc., for the next 40 years of your life.
I guess I didn’t need bullet points afterall. Anyway, that’s why diets don’t work — they lack sustainability, the ability to be followed everyday without fail. Diets that require you to eliminate (note, I didn’t say limit) a certain food group everyday for the rest of your life will not be something you can stick with, regardless of your will power. Likewise, diets that require you to eat only one thing will only be temporary, as well.
I know someone out there is yelling at their monitor: “This is stupid, my sister lost 20 pounds on the all carrot diet and she’s lost 20 pounds the last 3 weeks — you’re wrong!” Without being condescending or sounding like a smart ass (considering I’ve been on MY diet for about 2 minutes) that’s great — but does she plan on eating carrots everyday for the rest of her life? She might plan on it, but I guarantee you it won’t last.
A fad diet will probably help you lose weight initially, but it’s simply not sustainable.