Nov 22, 2012

3 reasons why most diets fail - guest post by Josh


Let’s face it, at some point in our lives we are probably going to want to lose weight. It might be because you had a baby, ate too much for the holidays or just put on some excess weight as you got older but the fact of the matter is you would probably like to be skinnier. The problem with losing weight is that a lot of people have the notion that a simple diet is enough to lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off. Many of these people begin to believe that if they just stop themselves from eating, sometimes to the point of starvation, that they will reach their weight goal. Unfortunately these are the exact reasons why diets do not work. Here is what to avoid on your path to weight loss. 

1. People Cut Out Too Many Calories

Do not completely cut out calories. Calories in and of them selves are a good thing. They provide the energy that you need to get your body going throughout the day. Cutting out all calories in your diet will result in a lack of energy and it will also lead to an increase in fat. When the body starts to notice a decrease in caloric intake, it will start to store what calories it does take in as fat and leave you with low energy. This often ends up with the dieter eating or drinking a sugar filled treat to give them a boost during their day and crushing their diet plans. 

2. People Don’t get the Proper Amount of Sleep

Another reason why a lot of diets end up failing is that the dieter fails to get the proper amount of sleep and does not drink the proper amount of water. Most people need about 8 hours of sleep a night for their body to recuperate and regain strength. When people cut their sleep short the body cannot regenerate and will continue to operate in degenerative state. This will not allow the body to lose weight and will actually slow metabolism. Not properly hydrating your body will also slow metabolism. The average human should drink approximately 4-5 liters of water everyday. A lack of proper hydration will once again lead the body to conserve its resources and will often lead to an increase in weight. Many people think that by not drinking water, they will not put on water weight and they could not be further from the truth. 

3. People Don’t Exercise While Dieting

The last and perhaps the biggest reason people do not lose weight is that they are not exercising properly. There is a common misconception that a dieter can jump on a weight loss plan such as an HCG Diet and that they still won’t have to work out to lose weight. That could not be further from the truth. Someone might be able to lose weight temporarily by doing a quick diet plan but for sustained weight loss, proper exercise should be incorporated into your dieting. This will often times not only help you lose weight but also give you a much better state of emotional well being. 

Diets can work but there are a number of reasons why they fail. If you can correct the stumbling blocks found above, you can be well on your way to a successful diet. 

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